Petrofac wins $800m Khazzan gas project
December 13, 2017 | 1:55 PM
by Times News Service
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Muscat: Petrofac has been awarded a lump-sum contract worth approximately $800 million by BP for the Phase 2 central processing facility (CPF) at the Khazzan Phase 2 (Ghazeer) gas development in the Sultanate.

This follows the $1.4 billion Phase 1 CPF Khazzan project, awarded to Petrofac in February 2014, which celebrated its first gas generation on September 22, 2017.

The project includes the addition of a third gas train, with the capacity to nominally handle 500 million standard cubic feet of gas per day (mmscfd), which will help drive the increased total production capacity from the CPF to 1,500 mmscfd.

The engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) scope of work also includes liquid and compression trains and associated infrastructure, as well as brownfield work associated with connecting the Phase 1 and 2 facilities.

“Petrofac has executed a large number of projects for BP across many aspects of our business, and we are delighted to support them in the next phase of this pioneering project in Oman,” said Ayman Asfari, Petrofac Group Chief Executive.

“We have a very strong record for project execution in Oman, and as part of this, have delivered significant in-country value. We look forward to continuing to demonstrate our commitment towards a sustainable and long-term presence in the Sultanate through the safe and timely delivery of this project for BP.”

“The successful start of production from Khazzan Phase 1 was a major milestone for BP in 2017. We are now building on this, deepening our partnership with the Sultanate, as we work towards the development of the second phase, and this award to Petrofac will continue the relationship that helped deliver Phase 1,” added Bernard Looney, Chief Executive Upstream at BP.

“We are proud to have been part of the Khazzan journey since the outset of Phase 1. This new award comes shortly after the start of production from the Phase 1 CPF facilities in September. That achievement provides us with a proven delivery model that, coupled with the knowledge gained from the earlier project and the strong support from our contractors, positions us well to deliver a great project for BP and Oman,” said Elie Lahoud, Senior Vice President – Operations – Petrofac.

BP Oman is the lead partner in the Khazzan project with a 60 per cent interest, while Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production holds 40 per cent.

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