By John Lee.
Petrofac has won a further inspection, maintenance and repair contract for the Rumaila oil field in Southern Iraq with its joint venture partner, China Petroleum Engineering & Construction Corporation (CPECC). The US$229 million contract was awarded by BP Iraq NV (BP), via the Rumaila Operating Organisation (ROO), following a competitive tender.
The three-year contract, which is worth more than US$160 million to Petrofac, will be led by its Offshore Projects & Operations (OPO) business. The contract covers the inspection, maintenance and repair of degassing stations, rotating machinery and cluster pumping stations and came into effect on 1 November 2012.
Marwan Chedid (pictured), Chief Executive of Petrofac's Engineering, Construction, Operations & Maintenance (ECOM) division, commented:
"We are delighted to have been awarded a further contract for the Rumaila field. This award is testament to Petrofac's ability to deliver to a high standard in Iraq and builds on the success we have achieved over the past year in this field. Alongside our partner CPECC, we look forward to developing further our relationship with BP Iraq and the Rumaila Operating Organisation and helping to ensure a safe and successful future for this flagship field."