Dutch firm Ramboll has been appointed by Qatar’ North Oil Company (NOC) to carry out a pre-FEED study for three new wellhead platforms at the gigantic field Al-Shaheen, off the north-eastern coast of the island state in the Arabian Gulf.
Al-Shaheen is the largest offshore oil field in Qatar, covering more than 40 per cent of Qatar’s oil production. NOC recently awarded Ramboll a pre-FEED study for three new wellhead platforms that will secure production and possibly maximise the recovery potential.
“Although this is not the first time Ramboll is involved on Al-Shaheen, we are extremely honoured to work on this ambitious field development once again” said Tommy Amstrup Laursen, managing director for Ramboll Oil & Gas in Middle East.
Ramboll has previously carried out detailed brownfield design on Al-Shaheen spending almost 3 million hours on what is known as one of the largest and most complex oil and gas projects undertaken.
“Qatar has one of the fastest growing economies in the world and Al-Shaheen significantly contributes to the country’s economy and energy security.” Laursen added.
Al-Shaheen is situated 80 km north of Doha, in the North Gas Field. It covers 2.214 square kilometres and it has an impressive offshore reservoir that currently produces approximately 300,000 barrels of oil per day.
Al-Shaheen has been developed by Maersk Oil since 1992. From July 2017 NOC, a joint venture between Qatar Petroleum and Total, will be the new developer of Al-Shaheen for the next 25 years.