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KGOC lets contract for gas export project management

Kuwait Gulf Oil Co. (KGOC) let a contract to Penspen Group for the project management and detailed design and construction of a natural gas and condensate export system (GCES) from Khafji, Saudi Arabia, on the Kuwait-Saudi border, to Kuwait. Penspen will manage EPC contractor Technip (OGJ Online, Feb. 15, 2012).

The new export system will carry 40 MMcfd of gas via 110 km of 12-in. OD export pipeline, of which about 47 km will be offshore.

Penspen will oversee Technip’s detailed design work, procurement activities, and construction undertaken by Technip and its subcontractors. Penspen will also assist with commissioning the final scheme.

GCES will deliver condensate and gas product to Kuwait from Saudi Arabia, reducing gas flaring in the process.

Technip's operating center in Abu Dhabi will execute the project, scheduled to be completed by second-half 2014. DLB Comanche, which entered the Technip fleet with the acquisition of Global Industries, will complete offshore operations.

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