By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Apr. 18 -- Saudi Aramco has signed two lump-sum turnkey contracts with subsidiaries of J. Ray McDermott SA for detail design, procurement, fabrication, transportation, and installation of drilling, production, and pipeline facilities off Saudi Arabia.
One contract involves installation of two drilling support structures in Zuluf oil field and a wellhead production platform in Central Safaniya oil field to support production due on stream in May 2007.
Three additional wellhead platforms will be installed in Central Safaniya and Zuluf fields by December 2007. New associated flowlines will connect these platforms to existing offshore tie-in (manifold) platforms.
The contract also includes engineering, procurement, fabrication, and installation of the Safaniya TP-18 tie-in platform, due on stream in December 2007, and a 24-in. trunkline between the new platform and a subsea connection with a new 42-in. trunkline flowing to the onshore Safaniya GOSP-1 separation facility, installed under a separate contract.
The second contract is associated with the 22 km subsea portion of the new 66 km, 30-in. BKTG-1 pipeline, which will transport 220 MMscfd of gas from the Abu Ali Plant to the Khursaniyah Gas Plant. The subsea portion is to be installed by May 2007.