Contracts let for Marjan, Berri expansions

Saudi Aramco has awarded 34 contracts worth a total of $18 billion for engineering, procurement, and construction in its expansions of offshore Marjan and Berri oil fields.

Jul 9th, 2019

Saudi Aramco has awarded 34 contracts worth a total of $18 billion for engineering, procurement, and construction in its expansions of offshore Marjan and Berri oil fields (OGJ Online, Jan. 18, 2019).

It chose 16 engineering, supply, and construction companies for the work. Half the contracts went to Saudi firms.

Production capacity of Marjan field is to be increased by 300,000 b/d of Arabian Medium crude from 500,000 b/d.

The expansion includes a new offshore gas-oil separation plant and 24 oil, gas, and water-injection platforms.

It also includes additions to Tanajib onshore oil facilities and construction of a gas plant to include gas treatment and processing, NGL recovery and fractionation, and gas compression.

Gas processing capacity will increase by 2.5 bscfd, and recovery of ethane and NGLs will increase by 360,000 b/d.

The Marjan project also includes a cogeneration facility, a water-desalination plant, and new transfer pipelines.

Berri expansion will double production capacity to 500,000 b/d of Arabian Light crude.

Aramco plans a new gas-oil separation plant on Abu Ali Island able to process 500,000 b/d of Berri crude and facilities at the Khursaniyah gas plant able to process 40,000 b/d of associated condensate.

Also to be added are a water-injection facility, two drilling islands, 11 oil and water offshore platforms, and nine onshore oil production and water-supply drillsites.

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