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NPCC wins major Aramco contract for 4 offshore platforms and pipelines

NPCC is to supply four offshore platforms and associated submarine pipelines, cables and tie -ins for Aramco’s Al Safaniya, Zuluf and Berri oilfields.
“These EPC contracts for Al Safaniya, Zuluf and Berri oilfields include engineering, procurement, fabrication, load-out, transportation, installation, hook-up and pre-commissioning work of four offshore platforms (SSS wellhead decks) with the associated four subsea pipelines, three submarine cables and downstream tie-ins”.
Execution of these two new orders will take up to 23 months and work is expected to be completed by June 2019

Jacobs to Provide EPCM Services at BASF’s Ludwigshafen Site

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has been appointed to execute engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services at BASF’s Ludwigshafen Verbund chemical complex in Germany, Jacobs announced Tuesday.
“This assignment strengthens the relationship between BASF and Jacobs and represents recognition for our team’s efforts,” according to Mark Bello, Jacobs senior vice president and general manager downstream for petroleum and chemicals. “We remain committed to providing a high level of service and value to support BASF with the continuous improvement and safe delivery of high-quality projects.”
Jacobs, as one of BASF’s Global Engineering Partners for Large Capital Projects, stated in a press release that it already provides EPCM services at BASF sites globally.

Romania to start natural gas production at new Caragele field in 2019

Romanian state-owned gas producer Romgaz will start production in 2019 at a newly discovered gas field, its biggest find in three decades.
The 35 km-long Caragele field has an estimated 25-27 billion cubic metres of gas, which could ensure the country’s entire consumption for up to three years.
That estimate could rise with further exploration work and Romgaz has plans to drill six more wells this year. Production will require overall investment of 140 million euros ($153 million), with 40 million to be spent this year.
A Bulgarian-Romanian gas pipeline partially funded with European Union funds and linking the two states to Austria would also be finalised in 2019 meaning Romania could become a net gas exporter.

Exxon Mobil Awards EPCI Contract to Saipem for Liza Field in Guyana

Saipem has been awarded a new EPCI contract for the SURF package of the proposed Liza project operated by Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited, an affiliate of Exxon Mobil.
Saipem will perform engineering, procurement, construction, and installation of the risers, flow lines, and associated structures and jumpers. The award also includes transportation and installation of umbilicals, manifolds, and associated foundations for the production, and water and gas injection systems. The works which will commence in 2019.
Saipem has also acquired new contracts and change orders of contracts currently underway in the North Sea and West Africa. The new acquisitions worth a total of $500 million

Saipem in pole for Aramco job

Saudi Aramco is understood be closing in on the award of two offshore tenders covering 19 platform jackets, with Italy’s Saipem thought to have emerged as the front-runner for the work.
Sources close to the tender process told that the Saudi Arabian state oil giant is expected to award the two offshore projects within a week or two and the Italian engineering player appears to be “well positioned” for both jobs.
The first tender involves the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of 10 offshore jackets, while the second offers another nine.
The jackets will be installed across a number of Saudi Arabia’s fields, including Marjan, Berri, Zuluf, Safaniyah and Hasbah, in relatively shallow water depths, industry sources suggested.
Initially, the two contracts were thought to be valued at about $400 million, but one industry source indicated that the award value is expected to be lower.

Serinus Energy signs EPCC contract for the Moftinu Gas Development Project in Romania

Serinus Energy Inc. has announced that it has signed an Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning Contract (EPCC) with Confind S.R.L., a Romanian company, for the construction of a gas processing facility and associated flowlines and pipelines for the Moftinu Gas Development Project in Romania.
Confind has significant experience as an EPCC contractor for gas facilities and pipeline projects in Romania. The signing of this contract is an important milestone for the Company as it progresses the Moftinu project to first gas production. Construction will commence imminently with expected first gas production in the first quarter of 2018.