Foster Wheeler Kentz Energy Services DMCC wins Iraqi oilfield service contract

oil iraq-SMelindo flickrThe Majnoon oilfield measures around 60km long and 15km wide. (Image source: S Melindo/Flickr)Shell has awarded Foster Wheeler Kentz Energy Services DMCC with two-year framework contracts for engineering, procurement and related services at the Majnoon oilfield in Iraq

The scope of work will include concept selection, front-end engineering design (FEED), detailed design and contract and procurement services at the field, located 70km north of Basra, the company said.

Foster Wheeler Kentz Energy Services DMCC is a Dubai-based joint venture company of Foster Wheeler and Kentz.

The two-year contracts have an option to extend for an additional year, and will provide a framework for a number of packages, covering new facilities and rehabilitation or upgrade of existing facilities, the company said.

Steve Spicer, general manager of Foster Wheeler Kentz Energy Services DMCC, said, “We established this joint venture in Dubai to bring together the technical expertise, Iraq experience and project execution capability and resources of Foster Wheeler and Kentz to support the international oil companies in realizing their strategically important Iraqi investment plans.”

Shell and Petronas are developing the field under a 20-year service contract signed with Baghdad in 2009.

The field is estimated by the federal Iraqi government to hold around 38bn barrels of oil in place.

Shell is the lead operator with a 45 per cent stake, while Petronas holds 30 per cent and the Iraqi South Oil Company owns the remaining 25 per cent.

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