Qatar Petroleum and its partners announce a new gas/condensate discovery in the Luiperd prospect, located in Block 11B/12B, in the Outeniqua Basin, South Africa.

Qatar Petroleum is pleased to announce a new gas/condensate discovery in the Luiperd prospect, located in Block 11B/12B, in the Outeniqua Basin, 175 kilometers off the southern coast of South Africa.

This is the second significant discovery in Block 11B/12B, which is being explored by Qatar Petroleum and its partners, Total (operator), CNR International, and Main Street. In February 2019, an important gas condensate discovery in the Brulpadda prospect was announced, marking a major milestone for a new play in South Africa.

Commenting on this occasion, His Excellency Mr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the Minister of State for Energy Affairs, the President and CEO of Qatar Petroleum said, “We are pleased to announce this second discovery in our joint exploration project in South Africa. The initial well results are better than anticipated, and they offer a great opportunity to pursue further exploration and appraisal activities in this area, and to look into integrated commercialization of these findings in alignment with all stakeholders.” 

His Excellency Mr. Al-Kaabi added, “I would like to congratulate our partners, for their great efforts leading to this discovery in a challenging pandemic environment, safely and efficiently. I am also grateful to the hard and diligent work by Qatar Petroleum’s exploration team, whose dedicated and successful efforts are well recognized.”The Luiperd-1X well was safely drilled to a total depth of about 3,400 meters. The well encountered 73 meters of net gas/condensate-bearing reservoir in Lower Cretaceous Paddavissie reservoirs. Various development options are currently being evaluated to commercialize these findings.  

Block 11B/12B covers an area of 19,000 square kilometers, with water depths ranging from 200 to 1,800 meters. It is operated by Total with a 45% working interest, alongside Qatar Petroleum (25%), CNR International (20%) and Main Street (10%).


ADNOC Awards $324 Million Contracts to Optimize Onshore Field Operations and Enhance Efficiencies

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced the award of contracts worth $324 million (AED 1.19 billion) to optimize onshore field operations and enhance efficiencies as it continues to invest responsibly to drive smart growth.

ADNOC Onshore, a subsidiary of ADNOC, awarded the three contracts which will see the procurement and construction (PC) of flowlines and wellhead installations across several onshore oil fields in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The contracts also include the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of a new bypass system to provide critical backup for the existing crude receiving stations at the Jebel Dhanna and Fujairah export terminals. 

The contracts were awarded to Galfar Engineering and Contracting (WLL – Emirates) and Robt Stone (Middle East LLC). Over 70% of the combined award value will flow back into the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) economy under ADNOC’s In-Country Value (ICV) program, reinforcing ADNOC’s commitment to maximizing value for the nation. 

Yaser Saeed Almazrouei, Executive Director of ADNOC’s Upstream Directorate, said: “These awards further highlight ADNOC’s drive to invest responsibly to unlock greater value from our assets and resources and build long-term resilience as we deliver our 2030 strategy. The contracts follow a competitive tender process that ensures that substantial value will flow back into the UAE through our ICV program, reinforcing ADNOC’s commitment to supporting local business and stimulating the growth and diversification of the nation’s economy.”

As part of the selection criteria for the awards, ADNOC carefully considered the extent to which bidders would maximize ICV in the delivery of the project. This is a mechanism integrated into ADNOC’s tender evaluation process, aimed at nurturing new local and international partnerships and business opportunities, fostering socio-economic growth, and creating job opportunities for UAE nationals. The successful bids by the two contractors prioritized UAE sources for materials, local suppliers, and workforce. 

Omar Obaid Al Nasri, CEO of ADNOC Onshore, said: “These contracts build on the momentum of our recent awards for upgrades on the Jebel Dhanna terminal and underline our commitment to unlocking the full potential of our assets and fields to deliver increased value for our shareholders and contribute to ADNOC’s objective to create a more profitable upstream business. The award for flowlines and wellhead installations will help sustain long-term production at our Bab, Asab, and Sahil fields while the award for the bypass system will provide critical backup for the existing crude receiving station connecting our fields and export terminals, to ensure business continuity and resilience.”

The two PC contracts awarded for flowlines and wellheads are split into two parts. The first contract, valued at approximately $71 million (AED 261.2 million), is awarded to Galfar Engineering & Contracting (WLL – Emirates). The contractor will procure and construct flowlines and wellhead installations for the ADNOC Onshore Asab and Sahil fields. 

The second contract, valued at approximately $168 million (AED 618.2 million), is awarded to Robt Stone (Middle East LLC). The contractor will procure and construct flowlines and wellhead installations for the ADNOC Onshore Bab field.

The scope of work includes residual engineering, procurement, construction, pre-commissioning, and commissioning of natural oil producer wells and water injection wells at the respective fields. Both contracts are expected to be completed in five years. 

The third contract, the EPC awarded to Galfar Engineering and Contracting (WLL – Emirates), is valued at approximately $84 million (AED 309.1 million). It will create a new bypass system to provide critical backup for ADNOC Onshore’s existing crude receiving stations at the Jebel Dhanna and Fujairah export terminals. The project is expected to be completed in 30 months. 


SNC-Lavalin awarded lead design contract for Six Flags Qiddiya theme park in Saudi Arabia

SNC-Lavalin has been awarded the lead design consultant services contract from Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC) for the Six Flags Qiddiya theme park project – located within Qiddiya, south-west of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.

Under the three-year contract, the Company will provide integrated lead design consultant, construction supervision, and cost management services. The scope of work includes public realm and necessary infrastructure within the plot area along with validation of the pre-concept design, as well as the development of sustainability and environmental assessment methods, design criteria, and standards of the project.

Six Flags Qiddiya is scheduled for opening during the first phase of Qiddiya – the Kingdom’s Capital of Entertainment, Sports and the Arts. The park will stretch across 32 hectares (79 acres) and feature 28 uniquely themed rides and attractions across six lands: The City of Thrills, Discovery Springs, Steam Town, Twilight Gardens, Valley of Fortune and Grand Exposition. The theme park will provide recreational and professional opportunities to the Saudi population and boast several record-breaking attractions including The Falcon’s Flight, the longest, tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world.

“This win is a testament to our proven track record for delivering flagship projects worldwide, and market-focused approach to a dynamic and sustainable business growth in the Middle East,” said Philip Hoare, President of Atkins, Engineering, Design and Project Management, SNC-Lavalin. “We are proud to work with Qiddiya on this one-of-a-kind project that supports Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 and the acceleration of the country’s economic diversification agenda.”

Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC) is driving the development of Qiddiya – home of the most innovative and disruptive experiences in Entertainment, Sports and the Arts in Saudi Arabia. As a core tenet of Vision 2030, Qiddiya has a dual economic and social purpose: to advance economic diversification and unlock new professional pathways while enriching lives of the youth in the Kingdom.

The Company’s relationship with Qiddiya began in 2019 when it began providing master planning and infrastructure engineering services for the destination-resort community


National Energy Services Reunited Corp. Announces Multiple Contract Awards In Oman

National Energy Services Reunited Corp. (“NESR” or the “Company”), a national, industry-leading provider of integrated energy services in the Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”) and Asia Pacific regions, reported multiple extensions and awards to Gulf Energy SAOC (“GES”) in the Sultanate of Oman by Petroleum Development of Oman (“PDO”) valued at over $1 billion. With these awards, NESR has cemented its position in Oman for the foreseeable future and has opened new growth avenues to expand its product lines over the next decade in the Sultanate of Oman and in the MENA region.

These contract extensions include Cementing, Coil Tubing and Stimulation, Fishing and Milling, and Downhole Tools contracts for a period up to nine years, including a main term of five years with two possible extensions of two years each, with contracts expiring between 2030 and 2032. In addition, a new contract for Directional Drilling and Turbine Drilling was also awarded for a term of up to six years.

Raoul Restucci, Managing Director, PDO, commented: “I am pleased to see local companies, such as Gulf Energy, come of age supported by PDO’s localization efforts and In-Country Value Strategy, which while delivering world class technology development for the upstream sector also ensures creation of jobs, training and learning opportunities for Omanis and enhancements in the domestic supply chain and manufacturing. Companies such as Gulf Energy are leading the change in transforming the upstream sector in Oman as well as the region, and I wish them the best for the future.”

Salman Al Maimani, PDO Wells Contract Manager, commented “PDO has always encouraged and supported local companies to take on ever larger work scopes and expects market leading delivery and technologies within a competitive framework. We also believe that to create a successful business we need to provide the local companies enough runway so that they can build a sustainable enterprise around a stable framework. Hence, we are very pleased to see the progress GES has made up to this point, and these contract extensions and awards are in line with our strategy to reward the best performers who show the potential to further contribute to PDO’s In-Country Value objectives. I wish GES the best for the future and hope they continue to contribute to PDO’s and Oman’s success in the coming years.”

Mr. Sultan Al-Ghafri, Gulf Energy Vice President commented: “We would like to thank the Ministry of Energy & Minerals and PDO for their continued faith and confidence in our capabilities as well as the differentiated level of service which GES has delivered over the years. The last fifteen years have seen GES, a local Omani company, grow from a startup to one of the largest oilfield service providers in Oman and the region. These awards and extensions allow GES to further grow and contribute to the Oman E&P Industry and get to the next level. GES has invested heavily in both building manufacturing and operating facilities and these awards allow us to build on this base to bring cutting edge technologies for the benefit of our customers in Oman and train and deploy Omani Nationals as we have done in the past.”

“We are very pleased to further consolidate our presence in the Sultanate of Oman, one of our key foundational countries and where NESR has longstanding history and deep roots. I am deeply thankful to the Ministry of Energy & Minerals and PDO as these awards validate and recognize the alignment and understanding we have had with the larger goals of In-Country Value creation in Oman. Beyond the monetary value, which is significant for these awards, the almost decade-long scope provides the business with the stability that allows us to invest heavily in recruiting and training Omani engineers and field personnel. The Omani talent has provided support to all our operations across the globe, and with this award we are able to intensify our efforts to place more Omani internationally. This is NESR’s ESG strategy in action, with direct bearing on the sustainability of our business as well as social contributions to the countries where we operate,” said Sherif Foda, Chairman of the Board and CEO of NESR. Mr. Foda added, “Additionally, the new drilling scope gives us a very good platform to build on for the next phase of growth and increase the technology intensity in our portfolio, and we look forward to delivering top quality service to PDO and our other customers in Oman.”


Woodserv secures $103.9 million Non-Associated Gas Compression Facilities (NCF) project

Tatweer Petroleum W.L.L, Bahrain awarded the projects “Provision of Non-Associated Gas Compression Facilities (NCF)”.

The Project has been awarded to Bahrain based Oil & Gas firm, Woodlands Energy Services Company (WoodServ).

The value of the signed contract is BHD 39,078,306 (USD 103,931,664).

Earlier, during January 2020, a total of five (5) bidders has submitted the proposals 

Non-Associated Gas Compression Facilities (NCF):

As per the notification, Non-Associated Gas (NAG) consumed within the Tatweer facilities.

As per new gas management strategy and since most of the Associated Gas / Residue Gas will be utilized for Gas Lift, the burden on Khuff reservoir is increased to compensate and make-up.

The revised oil depletion strategy requires an increased gas injection at reservoirs to improve oil recovery.

Hence, Tatweer decided to install NCF as a long term solution to meet the NAG demand for Maudded Gas Injection (MGI) and Sales gas.


L&T Construction Awarded Contracts for its Various Businesses

The construction arm of L&T has secured orders from prestigious clients for its varied businesses.

Buildings & Factories Business:

The Commercial and Residential Spaces arm of Buildings & Factories business has won orders from a reputed developer to construct a residential project and an office space in Mumbai. The scope of the residential project includes construction of 2 towers comprising of G+45 Floors and having a built-up area of 10 lakh Sq. Ft. The scope of the office space includes construction of civil structure with a built up area of 5 Lakh sq.ft comprising 2 basements, G+37 floors. The Factories arm business has received an order from a leading global shipping & logistic company for the design and construction of warehousing logistics park at Mumbai. The scope of work includes construction of warehouses and associated infrastructure works. The Factories arm has also secured a prestigious order for construction of 4000TPD capacity clinker plant in Odisha. The scope involves civil, structural & mechanical works. The entire project is expected to be completed over a period of 24 months. Further the business has also received add on orders for ongoing projects in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka & Tamil Nadu.

Water & Effluent Treatment Business:

The Water & Effluent Treatment business has secured an order from Punjab Water Supply & Sewerage Board, for providing 24×7 surface-based water supply to Patiala town. The project is part of the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme. The scope of the project includes design & construction of a water treatment plant of capacity 115 MLD, clear water reservoir, underground storage reservoir & pumping station, overhead storage reservoirs (OHSRs), raw & clear water pipelines, metered consumer connections, associated electromechanical & instrumentation, control & automation including measurement of input & output water quantity and quality through SCADA & other instrumentation works. The project is designed to cater safe & potable drinking water to Patiala benefitting 6.6 lakh population. This is the second order from the same customer during the year and the order adds another feather to the Water Management portfolio of the Business. Another order has been secured from Gujarat Water Infrastructure Limited for design, construction, and operation of Navda to Chavand bulk water transmission pipeline project in Gujarat. The scope of work comprises of construction of RCC sumps, pumphouses, supply and laying of MS Pipeline along with associated mechanical, electrical & instrumentation works. The project aims to supply additional 280 MLD of bulk water to mitigate the future demand of Amreli, Junagadh, Botad and Rajkot districts of Gujarat. A repeat order from Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board has been secured by the business for the construction of ground level reservoirs with associated mechanical, electrical & instrumentation works, along western route (CP 13) of Bengaluru, Karnataka. The project funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is part of phase 3 of Bengaluru water supply & sewerage project.

Transportation Infrastructure Business:

Railways Strategic Business of Transportation Infrastructure has won order from National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC). The order involves manufacturing, supplying, installation and testing & commissioning of Pre-Cast ballastless Slab Track system along with associated works for Delhi – Meerut section (82 Kms) as part of Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) network of NCRTC. This shall be India’s first of its kind pre-Cast ballastless slab track project. It shall be constructed using specialized technology to be provided by M/s PORR (Austria). The track shall be constructed for a design speed of 180 KMPH. The project is to be completed in a period of 42 Months

Source: L&T Press Releases

Taiwanese dredging project awarded to Van Oord

Van Oord has been contracted to dredge the water intake basin of the Taiwanese Da Tan power plant. Cutter suction dredger HAM 218 and trailing suction hopper dredger HAM 318 will join forces on this project, which will kick off early 2021.

Driven by the growing demand for energy in Taiwan, the Da Tan power plant is currently being expanded by Hwa Chi Construction Co. Van Oord will deepen the existing water intake basin to increase its capacity to take in cooling water. Cutter suction dredger HAM 218 will be deployed for the dredging works.

Trailing suction hopper dredger HAM 318 will transport the dredged material from Da Tan, located on Taiwan’s northwest coast, to Taipei. It will be pumped ashore to reclaim a new port area, allowing the port in Taiwan’s capital to expand. Van Oord’s scope will be completed by mid-2021.

Van Oord has been active in Taiwan for many years. In 2017, it received the Golden Quality award for the successful execution of Kaohsiung’s port expansion. These reclamation works were completed 8 months ahead of schedule, enabling Taiwan’s largest port to grow.


Fluor’s Stork Awarded 5-Year Pipeline Maintenance Contract in Peru

Fluor Corporation announced today that Stork, part of Fluor’s Diversified Services segment, was awarded a new approximately five-year contract under the consortium of CMgP, Consorcio Mantenimiento de Gasoductos del Peru, (Stork Peru S.A.C. and SICIM S.P.A.) by Compañía Operadora de Gas, S.A.C – COGA in Peru. Fluor booked the undisclosed contract value in the third quarter of 2020.

Stork will provide integral pipeline maintenance services to the Sistema De Transporte De Gas Natural y Líquidos de Gas Natural de Camisea, operated by COGA.

The consortium will jointly plan, prepare and deliver geotechnical, construction and maintenance services for more than 1,500 kilometers of pipelines and for all relevant equipment and processing plants. The pipelines connect Peru’s main gas field Camisea to the Peruvian coast line and are of critical importance to the energy distribution of the country.

“Stork is honored to be selected by COGA for this important contract,” said Taco de Haan, Stork’s president. “Stork will provide service excellence according to the highest safety standards relying upon our vast experience in pipeline construction and maintenance in Latin America, as well as leverage our global expertise and network of specialists across Fluor, Stork and SICIM’s geotechnical expertise. This contract further solidifies Stork’s strong position and client confidence in Latin America allowing us to further grow our local employment in the communities in which we live and work.”

Pre-mobilization activities of this contract have started with execution expected to begin in the first quarter of 2021 and completion scheduled in mid-2026.


TechnipFMC Awarded a Significant EPCI Contract for the Equinor Breidablikk Pipelay and Subsea Installation

TechnipFMC has been awarded a significant Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation contract by Equinor for the Breidablikk Pipelay, including option for the Subsea Installation scope located in the area close to the Grane Field, North Sea.

The Breidablikk project is a tie-back to the existing Grane platform. TechnipFMC’s scope includes provision of flexible jumpers and rigid pipelines as well as pipeline installation work.

Jonathan Landes, President Subsea at TechnipFMC, commented: “We have collaborated closely with Equinor in order to optimize the solutions and methodology for the pipelay installation. We are honored to once again be selected by Equinor to create value with our products and services offering.”

The Breidablikk development is subject to final approval by the Norwegian authorities.

(1) For TechnipFMC, a “significant” contract ranges between $75 million and $250 million.

Note: this inbound order was included in the Company’s first half financial results

Source: TechnipFMC

Wood secures $75m Mariner contract with Equinor

Wood has further strengthened its relationship with Equinor by securing a new contract to support the international energy company’s operations at the Mariner field in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).

Wood has entered into a three-year agreement to deliver operations, maintenance, modifications, and offshore services on the Mariner A platform and Mariner B floating storage unit. The agreement, valued at around $75 million, will run for three years from January 2021 through to Q4 2023, with options to extend.

Craig Shanaghey, president of Wood’s operations services business in Europe and Africa, comments: “We are delighted to extend our strong partnership with Equinor to include support for their operations at the pioneering Mariner field.

“Wood has a long-standing track record of partnering with our clients to deliver safe, reliable, and optimised operations in the UKCS, and we look forward to extending that to include Mariner by leveraging our deep operational knowledge, experience, and digital capability.

“Mariner is still in its early years of production and, with Wood’s ambition to realise a digitally-enabled future, we see excellent potential to explore new opportunities that will promote a lifetime of sustainable and responsible operations at the field.”

Mariner is one of the most innovative offshore developments, supported by new digital solutions and the latest technologies, including automated drilling and digital twin solutions. The Mariner field is Equinor’s first operated development in the UK North Sea.

The contract builds upon Wood’s recent agreements with Equinor on the Kollsnes gas processing facility and Breidablikk tie-back development in Norway, strengthening the company’s position as a key delivery partner in the North Sea.

The work will be delivered by Wood’s Aberdeen-based onshore and offshore teams, with support from its global engineering community.


Stork Awarded 3-Year Maintenance Contract by Shell & Esso Joint Venture NAM in the Netherlands

Fluor Corporation announced that Stork, part of Fluor’s Diversified Services segment, was awarded a three-year maintenance contract by NAM (Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij), a joint venture between Shell and Esso, in the Netherlands. Fluor booked the undisclosed contract value in the third quarter of 2020.

Stork will provide all daily maintenance and rapid response services as well as deliver engineering, project and turnaround-related services for the three NAM onshore production areas including all greenfield and brownfield projects in the Netherlands.

“We are very pleased that NAM selected Stork to be their partner of choice for the coming years,” said Taco de Haan, president of Stork. “Stork is aligned with NAM’s commitment to be the world’s best late-life-asset operator in a rapidly changing energy market and we are fully committed to support NAM on its journey.”

“This award recognizes Stork’s ability to create value, be cost competitive and perform safely and with excellence in partnership with our clients,” said Alejandro Escalona, Stork’s regional vice president, Europe.

“I am looking forward to deepening the collaboration with our long-term partner Stork through these contracts. Stork offers great complementary capability to NAM and I am looking forward to jointly creating sector-leading performance in health, safety and environment, cost and operations up time,” said Wessel de Haas, asset manager, onshore for NAM.

The three-year maintenance contract began in August 2020 and has extension options. Stork has been providing maintenance solutions to NAM for more than 20 years.

Source: Fluor Corporation

BESIX and Jan De Nul awarded the expansion of the Port of Fujairah in Dibba (UAE)


  • A consortium of BESIX and Jan De Nul Group has been awarded part of the expansion plans of the Port of Fujairah, in the eponymous emirate of the UAE.
  • The design-and-build Dibba Bulk Handling Terminal Project includes dredging and constructing breakwaters, a quay wall and port infrastructure.
  • It was awarded by the Port of Fujairah (PoF), the world’s second largest bunkering hub, to expand and upgrade its bulk-handling capacity.

BESIX and Jan De Nul Group are helping to deliver the expansion of the port of Fujairah in Dibba, the second largest city of the emirate of Fujairah in the UAE, located along the Gulf of Oman. The works for the Dibba Bulk Handling Terminal Project were awarded to the consortium of Six Construct, BESIX’s entity in the Middle East, and Jan De Nul Group by the Port of Fujairah (PoF), one of the world’s key oil storage centres and the second-largest ship-bunkering hub in the world.

The design-and-build contract consists of dredging the navigation channel and port basin, reclamation and shore protection, as well as constructing breakwaters, a 765 m long quay wall, foundations for ship loader rails, port infrastructure and creating utilities and aids to navigation. The fishing harbour will be relocated in the process.

The expansion plans are part of PoF’s strategy to increase the port’s bulk handling capacity and operational efficiency, as well as improve the quality of its service, which is considered among the best in the world.

The consortium’s approach to optimise the design by providing ‘value engineering’, along with the newly-established Central Marine Support department, presented a strong, competitive solution to the client.

The contract is valued at 371 million AED (90.4 million EUR). Works will be carried out over 19 months.

Source: BESIX

Rosetti Marino awarded an EPC Contract from Chantiers de l’Atlantique

Rosetti Marino has been awarded an EPC Contract from Chantiers de l’Atlantique for a second Jacket, this time for the offshore wind farm of Fecamp in France. The jacket, about 60 meters high and with an estimated weight of 1500 tons, will be built at the Piomboni shipyard in Ravenna, where construction of the first jacket for the Saint Nazaire offshore wind farm is currently underway. The project development is being led by EDF Renouvelables through the Éolien Maritime France (EMF) consortium.

Source: Rosetti Marino

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L&T Construction Awarded Contracts for its Various Businesses

The construction arm of L&T has secured orders from prestigious clients for its varied businesses.

Water & Effluent Treatment Business:

The Water & Effluent Treatment business of L&T Construction has secured a repeat EPC order from Narmada Water Resources, Water Supply & Kalpsar Department (NWRWS & KD), Government of Gujarat to execute the Tapi–Karjan Pipeline Link Irrigation Scheme. The project envisages to irrigate 16,919 hectares of command area in the districts of Tapi & Surat of Gujarat by lifting 14.2 cumec of water from the Ukai reservoir. The scope includes survey, design, procurement, construction and installation of pumping systems, supply and laying of MS pipeline of various diameters and pipeline distribution networks with all allied works.

Power Transmission & Distribution Business: The Power Transmission & Distribution of L&T Construction has received two more packages from the implementing agencies of Udhampur Srinagar Baramulla Rail Link project to provide Electrical & Mechanical Systems for tunnels. The scope of these packages involves 33kV & 11kV HT power cable network, GIS substations, DG sets, tunnel lighting, ventilation & firefighting systems, and SCADA system.


Larsen & Toubro is an Indian multinational engaged in engineering, procurement and construction projects, manufacturing, defence and services with over USD 21 billion in revenue. It operates in over 30 countries worldwide. A strong, customer-focused approach and the constant quest for top-class quality have enabled L&T to attain and sustain leadership in its major lines of business for eight decades.

Source: L&T Press Release

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Petrofac to support Australia’s largest commercial-scale green hydrogen project

Petrofac’s Engineering and Production Services (EPS) business has been awarded its first ever green hydrogen Front End Engineering Design (FEED) contract for the landmark Arrowsmith Hydrogen Project, which will become Australia’s largest commercial-scale green hydrogen complex.

The contract represents a significant strategic step in Petrofac’s continued expansion into new and renewable energy and quickly follows its recently announced award and partnerships to support Carbon Capture Storage and hydrogen projects in the UK and abroad. Last month the company pledged its commitment to reach Net Zero emissions by 2030, with its EPS business expected to achieve Net Zero by 2025.

Awarded by Infinite Blue Energy Group (IBE), Petrofac’s scope of work includes reviewing the conceptual work carried out on the project to date and the execution of the FEED study. The scope will be undertaken by Petrofac’s teams in Perth, Western Australia and Woking, England.

As part of the main study, Petrofac will build a robust Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) design, cost and schedule estimation to support final investment decision.

Located in Western Australia, the Arrowsmith Hydrogen Project is expected to commence production by the end of 2022 and will generate 25 tonnes of green hydrogen per day from the zero carbon energy sources of water, solar and wind. The project is expected to drive significant growth in regional jobs, energy security and a considerable reduction in Western Australia’s carbon emissions. Petrofac is working diligently to anticipate an early production target for IBE.

Commenting, Petrofac Engineering & Production Services’ Chief Operating Officer, and global Corporate Development Officer*, John Pearson, said: “Infinite Blue Energy has committed to become a true Carbon Zero commercial green hydrogen producer, the first of its kind in Australia.

Source: Petrofac

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Aker Solutions Wins FEED Contract for ConocoPhillips’ Tommeliten Alpha Development

Aker Solutions was awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract from ConocoPhillips for modifications on the Ekofisk installations to integrate the Tommeliten Alpha discovery, offshore Norway.

The FEED starts immediately and is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2021 with an estimated value of about NOK 130 million. 

The contract includes an option for the engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) work following the completion of the FEED. The option is subject to Norwegian authorities’ approval of the plan for development and operation (PDO) and a new award decision by the Tommeliten Alpha partnership.
The FEED work will be led by Aker Solutions’ office in Stavanger, Norway.

Source: Aker Solutions


Baker Hughes Announces Major LNG Turbomachinery Order from Qatar Petroleum for the North Field East (NFE) Project

Baker Hughes announced an order with longtime partner Qatar Petroleum to supply multiple main refrigerant compressors (MRCs) for Qatar Petroleum’s North Field East (NFE) project, executed by Qatargas. The total award is part of four LNG “mega trains,” representing 33 million tons per annum (MTPA) of additional capacity, which will increase Qatar’s total liquefied natural gas (LNG) production capacity from 77 MTPA to 110 MTPA and help to propel the Gulf nation to global LNG production leadership by 2025. This order is among the largest LNG deals secured by Baker Hughes in the past five years, for both MTPA and equipment awarded.

The order reinforces more than two decades of trust and successful turbomachinery collaboration between Baker Hughes, Qatar Petroleum and Qatargas. With Qatargas already operating six existing LNG “mega trains” driven by Frame 9E gas turbine refrigerant compressors provided by Baker Hughes, the NFE project underscores the leadership of Baker Hughes LNG technology in the Gulf region and for the world’s most complex LNG projects.

Source: Baker Hughes


TechnipFMC Awarded a Large Subsea Contract for ExxonMobil Payara Development

TechnipFMC has been awarded a large contract by Exxon Mobil Corporation subsidiary Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (“EEPGL”) for the subsea system for the proposed Payara project.

TechnipFMC will manufacture and deliver the subsea production system, including 41 enhanced vertical deep water trees and associated tooling, six flexible risers and ten manifolds along with associated controls and tie-in equipment.

Arnaud Pieton, President Subsea stated: “We are delighted to take the next step in the partnership established with ExxonMobil and the country of Guyana for their subsea developments. As a continuation from Liza phase 1 and 2, this award is a tribute to the value created through this partnership and will also lead to growing further TechnipFMC’s local presence in Guyana. We continue to develop and deliver the most advanced proven subsea technologies enabling these developments with the schedule certainty required for the Payara Project first oil.”

In support of this project, TechnipFMC will continue hiring and training Guyanese engineers.

Payara is the second oil discovery in the Stabroek Block located approximately 193 km (120 miles) offshore Guyana with water depths of 1,500 m (4,900 ft) to 1,900 m (6,200 ft). ExxonMobil affiliate, Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL), is the operator.

For TechnipFMC, a “large” contract ranges between $500 million and $1 billion.

Source: TechnipFMC