By John Lee.
In its final results announcement this morning, Petrofac gave the following update on its operations in Iraq:
Maintenance services, Iraq
In August 2013, we were awarded a second contract by Gazprom Neft Badra B.V. (Gazprom) on the Badra oil field, situated 160 kilometres southeast of Baghdad. Worth US$95 million over three years, we will provide maintenance engineering, maintenance execution and support services.
The award builds on a previous contract to carry out the EPC work on the first phase of the field’s processing facilities. Iraq is an important geography for us, and this award reflects our ability to provide quality maintenance and engineering services on technically and logistically challenging projects in the region.
Operations and maintenance services, Iraq
In October 2013, we announced a contract extension with SOC for its Iraq Crude Oil Expansion Project. The 12-month extension, worth around US$100 million, includes additional scope for operations and maintenance services.
The extension follows the original award made in 2012, which covered operations and maintenance services on offshore facilities, including: an offshore platform, metering station, two single point moorings, subsea pipelines and tanker operations, all based 60 kilometres offshore the Al Fao Peninsula in Southern Iraq.
The extension covers two additional single point moorings and a central metering and maintenance platform. During the first year of the contract, we achieved some significant milestones on behalf of our customer SOC, including the export of 240 million barrels of oil and one million man-hours worked without a lost time incident.