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PDO signs USD 1bn contract with Petrofac to boost production levels with advanced recovery techniques

25th March 2014

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has awarded London-based firm Petrofac a USD 1bn engineering and development contract for the Rabab Harweel Integrated Project (RHIP)

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Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has awarded London-based firm Petrofac a USD 1bn engineering and development contract for the Rabab Harweel Integrated Project (RHIP).

The RHIP will include sour gas processing facilities and associated gathering, injection systems and export pipelines.

PDO has been shifting its focus to sour gas deposits because of a decline in convention sources and because the rise in fuel prices has made extraction profitable.

“As the easy oil supplies dwindle, enhanced oil recovery is going to account for an increasing part of our production portfolio. PDO is already a world leader in this area but we are now redoubling our efforts to ensure we maximise production from our fields,” said PDO managing director, Raoul Restucci.

“This award underpins Petrofac’s strategy to enhance service capability in the Middle East,” said Petrofac managing director for the engineering and consulting services, Craig Muir.

The facility will deliver peak export of 4.9 MMsm3/d of sweet gas and 9700 m3/d of condensate in addition to approx. 16 MMsm3/d of high pressure sour injection.

The contract is to last four-and-a-half years.

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