Foster Wheeler has been awarded contracts for the front-end
engineering design (FEED) for Saudi Aramcos Khurais
Arabian light crude increment program in Saudi
Arabia, officials said on Monday.
The Foster Wheeler contract value was not disclosed and was
included in the companys second-quarter 2013
The objective of the Khurais increment program is to
increase production capacity at the Khurais central processing
facilities by 300,000 bpd of
oil from its current capacity of 1,200,000 bpd as well as
to enhance production from the Mazalij and Abu Jifan fields by
installation of a satellite Gas Oil Separation Plant
Foster Wheeler will be responsible for the FEED, equipment and
material specifications, development of a cost estimate, and
procurement assistance for long-lead items. The FEED is
expected to be completed during the second quarter of 2014.
Foster Wheeler executed the original Khurais CPF FEED in
2005/2006, and was subsequently awarded an engineering,
procurement and construction contract, with a joint
venture partner, for the gas plant, a key part of the CPF.
Foster Wheeler has enjoyed a very successful long-term
relationship with Saudi Aramco, and we are delighted to
continue to play a role in Saudi Aramcos strategic
investments, said Umberto della Sala, chief
operating officer of Foster Wheeler.
This award reflects the confidence of Saudi Aramco in our
FEED capability and project execution expertise, proven
on previous major Saudi Aramco oil and gas developments,
including Haradh, Qatif, Manifa, Karan and the original Khurais
developments," he added.