French engineering and oilfield services firm Technip has been awarded a lump sum engineering, procurement, fabrication, installation, commissioning and start-up contract, worth nearly $400 million, by the Khafji Joint Operations (joint venture between Aramco Gulf Operations and Kuwait Gulf Oil Company), for the Khafji Crude Related Offshore Projects.
The Khafji field is in the Neutral Zone between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
Technip’s scope of work covers the installation of two integrated wellhead jackets, two power distribution platforms, a main composite submarine cable as well as a number of infield cables, a new living quarters platform and control room. The contract also includes the complete refurbishment of the existing LQ and OCP platforms.
Technip's operating center in Abu Dhabi will perform the overall project management, including the procurement as well as supervision of the fabrication/installation. The fabrication, transportation and installation activities will be subcontracted to China Offshore Oil Engineering Corporation (COOEC). The project has started in the third quarter of 2010, with 36 months of work scheduled.