WorleyParsons nets Marjan field FEED deal

Australian engineering company WorleyParsons has been awarded a contract by Saudi Aramco for work on the Marjan oil field development in Saudi Arabia. 

According to a Tuesday statement by the Australian company, it was awarded the project management and front end engineering and design (FEED) services for the offshore oil and gas facilities portion and the onshore upstream and downstream pipelines portion of Saudi Aramco’s Marjan oil field development program.

Under the agreement, WorleyParsons will provide project management and FEED services.

The services will be executed from WorleyParsons’ office in Al-Khobar in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with support from other WorleyParsons offices.

“We are pleased to build on our relationship with Saudi Aramco through this significant contract,” said Andrew Wood, Chief Executive Officer of WorleyParsons.

Less than two months ago, Saudi Aramco awarded Amec Foster Wheeler a contract for facilities required as part of the integrated oil and gas expansion of the Marjan offshore and onshore oilfield in the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia. Under the five-year contract, Amec Foster Wheeler will deliver the pre-FEED, FEED, overall program management, and other support services for an additional 300,000 barrels per day gas/oil separation train, a world scale greenfield gas processing plant, a cogeneration facility and modifications to an existing facility to add natural gas liquids fractionation capacity.

Recently, Saudi Arabia reportedly thwarted what appeared to be an attack on Marjan oilfield in the country’s territorial waters.

According to Wood Mackenzie, the Marjan complex, located off Saudi Arabia’s east coast, contains four offshore fields – Marjan, Lawhah, Maharah and Hamur. Marjan, the largest of the four, is a super-giant field that straddles the offshore median line with Iran. The majority of oil reserves lie within the Saudi Arabian part of the field although the Iranian portion, which is called Foroozan, also contains significant volumes of oil.