Saudi Aramco awards China Harbour Engineering Arabia contract to construct two drilling islands
Saudi Aramco has been awarded a contract to China Harbour Engineering Arabia for the construction of two drilling islands under the company’s Berri Increment Program.
The objective of the BIP is to produce an additional 250,000 barrels per day of Arabian Light crude oil from the Berri Oil Field to reach 500,000 barrels per day to maintain Saudi Aramco’s maximum sustained capacity by early 2023.
A signing ceremony to mark the contract award was held in Dhahran today. Signing on behalf of Saudi Aramco was its Vice President of Project Management, Fahad Al-Helal while China Harbour Engineering was represented by Wu Yuansheng, General Manager of China Harbour Engineering Arabia.
The Program includes the installation of a new Gas Oil Separation Plant (GOSP) in Abu Ali Island and additional gas processing facilities at the Khursaniyah Gas Plant (KGP) to process 40,000 barrels per day of hydrocarbon condensate associated with the Berri Crude Increment. Related pipelines, water injection facilities, onshore drilling sites, drilling islands and offshore facilities are also included.
Under the contract awarded to China Harbour Engineering, two drilling islands shall be constructed near shore at the north and south sides of the King Fahad Industrial Port (KFIP) causeway in Jubail, to support the Berri field production capacity islands.
The two drill sites referred to as Site A and Site B will have an approximate overall area of 616,553 square meters and 263,855 square meters respectively.