GOSP work starts in Shaybah expansion

Construction has begun on a gas-oil separation plant (GOSP) that will boost production capacity of Saudi Arabia's Shaybah oil field to 750,000 b/d from 500,000 b/d.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Mar. 26 -- Construction has begun on a gas-oil separation plant (GOSP) that will boost production capacity of Saudi Arabia's Shaybah oil field to 750,000 b/d from 500,000 b/d.

SNC Lavalin Group Inc., Montreal, is designing and building Shaybah Central Processing Facilities GOSP-4 under a contract let by Saudi Aramco last year (OGJ, Apr. 24, 2006, Newsletter). Other contractors and subcontractors are Hyundai Heavy Industries, NEC, and Saudi firms NESMA, NCC, and Al-Falak.

Completion of the expansion project is due in 2008. Shaybah field is 900 km southeast of Dhahran in Saudi Arabia's Empty Quarter.

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