Shell awards Wood Group and CCC Majnoon oilfield contract in Iraq

oilfield majnoon-nick taylor flickrThe contract will be effective from next month. (Image source: Indigoprime/Flickr)Anglo-Dutch oil and gas giant Royal Dutch Shell has awarded Wood Group and Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) a one-year commissioning services contract for the first phase of Iraq’s Majnoon oilfield

Majnoon is one of the world’s largest oilfields, estimated by the federal Iraqi government to hold about 38bn barrels of oil. Shell Iraq Petroleum is the project operator and its partners are Petronas Gas Bhd and Iraq’s federal Ministry of Oil. The value of the contract has not yet been disclosed.

Wood Group-CCC (WGCCC) will be responsible for the provision of skilled resources, tools, services and test equipment to assist the start-up, commissioning and testing of the new production facilities at the field.

The contract will be effective from next month, with WGCCC employing nearly 200 personnel to service the contract, a Wood Group statement said.

The new production facilities at the field include well site facilities, a central production facility and utilities required to operate the field, including pipelines and infrastructure.

Shell and Petronas Gas Bhd were awarded the deal in December 2009 to develop the field located in southern Iraq near Basra. Shell owns 45 per cent of the venture while Petronas owns 30 percent. Iraq state-run company holds 25 per cent.

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