Jacobs lands Saudi Aramco's Zuluf field development programme contract

Jacobs lands Saudi Aramco's Zuluf field development programme contract
In August 2017, Saudi Aramco announced that a group of diligent employees in the deep waters of the Arabian Gulf successfully demothballed the Zuluf Gas-Oil Separation Plant 3 (GOSP-3), after several months of hard work on the plants platforms.
Published: 2 April 2018 - 2 a.m.
By: Martin Menachery

Saudi Aramco has awarded Jacobs Engineering Group a contract to provide engineering and project management services for the Zuluf Field Development Programme's Arab Heavy (AH) Crude Oil Increment 600 MBCD - Onshore Central Processing Facilities (CPF) project.

The project will provide facilities to process 600,000 barrels of oil per day of Arabian heavy crude oil from the Zuluf offshore field in the Arabian Gulf. This contract is among several oil and gas major project agreements that Saudi Aramco signed in November 2017 to enhance the company's energy sustainability, diversify the economy, expand gas production and localise domestic content.

Jacobs' scope of work includes the onshore central processing facilities which will contain a new gas/oil separation plant (GOSP), gas compression facilities, a new water injection plant and pipelines. The stabilised crude oil from the GOSP will be transported to the Ju'aymah terminal via new downstream pipelines. The separated gas and condensate streams will be transported to the proposed Tanajib Gas Plant via new pipelines.

"This landmark contract reaffirms our strong relationship with Saudi Aramco and our long-standing position in the Middle East," said Vinayak Pai, president, petroleum and chemicals, Jacobs. "The Zuluf Field is one of the most significant developments of its kind, and through this project, we will support Saudi Vision 2030 by helping expand gas production and enhancing energy sustainability."

Work on the Zuluf Field Development programme commenced in January 2018, with services executed in Calgary, Canada, and Al-Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The programme demonstrates Jacobs' continued commitment to support the In-Kingdom Total Value Add (IKTVA) programme by maximising locally manufactured oil and gas materials and services in Saudi Arabia. Additionally, an on-the-job training programme will be instilled facilitating skill and knowledge transfer in all execution offices.

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