Petrofac has been awarded a $780million contract from KOC (Kuwait Oil Company) for its manifold group trunkline in the country.
The international oil and gas services provider said the win will play an integral part in KOC’s plans to increase and maintain its crude production over the next five years.
There are three new gathering centres – forming part of the broader engineering, procurement and construction contract – already being built.
Petrofac said each of the gathering centres will be capable of producing around 100,000 barrels of oil per day together with associated water and gas.
The system is due for completion towards the end of 2017, and will provide the feedstock to each of the new gathering centres via three independent networks of intermediate manifolds and pipelines.
Marwan Chedid, chief executive of Petrofac’s engineering, construction, operations and maintenance division, said: “We have a long track record in Kuwait which extends over the last 15 years and the MGT award represents our twelfth project in the country.
“Kuwait is, and will continue to be, one of our core markets and is of strategic importance to Petrofac’s ambitions in the Middle East.
“We look forward to working with KOC to deliver this project safely and on schedule.”