Petrofac said it has been awarded a US$30 million contract by PetroChina for project management consultancy services for the Halfaya Contract Area (Halfaya) in southern Iraq.
The contract will last for years for PetroChina, the listed arm of the state-owned China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) who is the lead operator of Halfaya. During the tenure, Petrofac will manage and supervise the development and progress of several engineering, procurement and construction work scopes.
These include the central processing facility, power plant expansion, gas process plant and all associated facilities. For each work scope, activities will include the management of detailed design, procurement, construction and commissioning.
“This important award reflects our growing capabilities in a core market,” said Manivannan Rajapathy, managing director of Petrofac EPS East. “Our focus is to support sustained production, through the successful conclusion of each phase, towards the overall production plateau target of around 400,000 barrels per day.”
Halfaya, located east of Amarah, is proven to hold 4.1 billion barrels (650,000,000 m3) of recoverable reserve and has production potential of 200,000–535,000 barrels per day (31,800–85,100 m3/d).
The CNPC-led group finished the first phase in June 2012 and increased production from 3,000 barrels per day (480 m3/d) to 100,000 barrels per day (16,000 m3/d) 15 months ahead of schedule. CNPC has started preliminary work on the second phase of Halfaya, which will bring the capacity to 200,000 bpd.