The Al Wasit Gas Program comprises the development of Arabiyah and Hasbah gas fields located offshore Saudi Arabia in the Arabian Gulf. The project is being developed by Saudi Aramco and is scheduled to be commissioned in 2014. The investment for all projects is $4.7bn.
“The project will be capable of generating 1.75 billion standard cubic feet per day of sales gas during ordinary operation.”
Al Wasit Gas Program is estimated to raise Saudi Arabia’s gas production capacity by 21%. Production from the Wasit fields and the Karan gas field will together increase Saudi Aramco’s gas output by around 40%.
Pipeline connections and subsea facilities
260km export pipeline to link the offshore facilities to the CPF will measure 36inch in diameter. It will also be integrated with a 200km mono-ethylene glycol pipeline.
Offshore facilities will also include 200km of subsea electric and control cables and 40km of offshore flowlines.
An onshore pipeline measuring 120km will also be build as part of the project.
The engineering, procurement, installation, and construction contract for the two offshore gas fields have been assigned to Saipem. The total value of the contract is $2.2bn. Most of the offshore activities are being performed using Saipem’s Castoro 2 and Castoro Otto vessels.
Contracts assigned for the Al Wasit Gas Program
The total investment for the whole project is $4.7bn.
The front-end engineering (FEED) and project management services for the whole project are being managed by SNC-Lavalin. The contract, which limits five years, was awarded in September 2009.