By John Lee.
Parsons has announced that it was recently awarded the front-end engineering design (FEED) for South Oil Company’s Common Seawater Supply Project in southern Iraq.
This landmark project will provide 12.5 million barrels of water per day (bwpd) of treated seawater to oilfields in southern Iraq.
Parsons’ scope of work includes conducting 14 optimization studies and preparing the FEED for water intake and outfall structures, an approximate 500‑meter shipping channel and offloading facility, a 12.5‑million‑bwpd seawater treatment facility, and a gas turbine power plant.
Other support structures included in the FEED are living accommodations; administration buildings; potable water and sewage treatment systems; security, clinic, maintenance, and warehouse facilities; an emergency station; a mosque; and a helipad. Parsons will also design, construct, and operate a 9,200‑bwpd pilot plant at the site.
“Parsons is pleased to be engaged in the design of this facility, which is one of the largest facilities of its kind worldwide. Providing treated seawater to southern Iraqi oilfields will ensure proper oil reservoir maintenance and maximize oil recovery,” said Virginia Grebbien, Parsons Group President.