KBR was awarded a contract by the State Oil Company of the
Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) to provide project management services for
the FEED phase of a new gas processing plant, the
company confirmed on Friday.
The gas processing plant will be located within the new oil-gas
processing and petrochemical complex (OGPC) in
This award marks the first direct engagement between SOCAR
and KBR on a large world-scale capital project, according to company
officials. KBR said it will build upon its long-term project
experience in Azerbaijan to perform services for project
management and work with its established offices in Baku to
provide support for the broader OGPC project.
The gas processing plant FEED phase of work will be
supported from KBRs global engineering centers
located in London.
KBR is proud to support SOCAR on their flagship onshore
OGPC world-scale facility, said David Zelinski, president
of KBR's downstream business. This award confirms
KBRs presence as one of the top engineering contractors
in the region, specifically Azerbaijan.
The gas processing plant FEED completion is expected
in October 2013, with the overall complex expected to
begin operating in late 2020.
The complex will consist of the gas
processing plant, currently in FEED phase, with throughput
capacity of 10-12 billion cubic meters/year, as well as a
refinery with a capacity of 10
Oil products are being developed as strategic domestic assets
and the petrochemical plant is being
developed mostly for the export market, according to KBR