Saudi Aramco has awarded 34 contracts with a complete worth of $18bn for the engineering, procurement and building of the Marjan and Berri increment programmes. The firm plans to spice up the Marjan and Berri fields’ manufacturing capability by 550,000 barrels per day of Arabian Crude Oil and a couple of.5bn normal cubic ft a day (BSCFD) of fuel.
“These two programmes will considerably improve Saudi Aramco’s oil manufacturing and fuel processing capabilities, each strengthening our place because the main built-in vitality provider and assembly rising long-term demand for petroleum,” mentioned Amin H. Nasser, president and CEO of Saudi Aramco. “These investments will assist our continued deal with using best-in-class applied sciences, properly completion, and reservoir administration practices. It will allow Saudi Aramco to additional scale back the carbon depth of our crude oils, supporting our technique of lowering emissions whereas offering vitality to those that want it.”
More than 90 firms and establishments had been invited to bid on the packages, and 16 Saudi and worldwide firms had been chosen within the fields of engineering, provide and building. Saudi firms make up 50 % of the awarded contracts and they’re high- caliber corporations which have confirmed their potential to deal with advanced tasks.
Contractors engaged on these tasks are required to maximise the procurement of fabric and tools from native suppliers and producers to assist obtain Saudi Aramco’s In-Kingdom Total Value Add (IKTVA) targets, which goal to extend the corporate’s locally-sourced items and companies to 70% by 2021.
The tasks are anticipated to create 1000’s of direct and oblique jobs, supporting Saudi Aramco’s efforts to localize and create new job alternatives.
Marjan Increment Programme
The Marjan increment programme is an built-in growth venture for oil, related fuel, non-associated fuel and cap fuel from the Marjan offshore subject.
This growth programme features a new offshore fuel oil separation plant, and 24 offshore oil, fuel and water injection platforms.
The firm additionally plans to develop its Tanajib onshore oil amenities and assemble a brand new fuel plant, to incorporate fuel remedy and processing, NGL restoration and fractionation, and fuel compression amenities. A cogeneration facility will probably be developed, along with a water desalination facility and new switch pipelines.
The offshore oilfield growth venture goals to extend the Marjan Field manufacturing by 300mbcd of Arabian Medium Crude Oil, course of 2.5bscfd of fuel, and produce an extra 360 MBCD of C2+NGL.
Berri Increment Programme
Through the Berri increment programme, the corporate plans so as to add 250,000 barrels of Arabian Light Crude per day from the offshore oilfield.
The deliberate amenities will, upon completion, embody a brand new fuel oil separation plant in Abu Ali Island to course of 500,000 barrels of Arabian Light Crude Oil per day, and extra fuel processing amenities on the Khursaniyah fuel plant to course of 40,000 barrels of related hydrocarbon condensate.
The programme features a new water injection facility, two drilling islands, 11 oil and water offshore platforms and 9 onshore oil manufacturing and water provide drill websites.