Drake & Scull awarded Iraq water injection installation contract

DSWael Allen, chief operating officer, Drake & Skull PJSCDrake & Scull International International PJSC, (DSI PJSC), a regional market leader in integrated design, engineering and construction across a number of disciplines, has won a AED 226mn (US$61.5mn) engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the construction of a water injection network installation project at the Zubair oilfield in Basra, Iraq

The contract was awarded by ENI Iraq B.V. (EIBV) a subsidiary of the Italian oil and gas multinational firm ENI S.p.A. EIBV is the lead contractor of the Zubair Project consortium which currently comprises EIBV, Occidental of Iraq LLC and KOGAS Iraq B.V. which is undertaking the redevelopment of the Zubair oilfield.

Under the terms of the agreement, Drake and Scull Oil & Gas (DSOG) will oversee the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a gas supply pipeline system to a power plant, in addition to water injection systems consisting of flow lines, trunk lines, manifolds stations and wellheads hook-up work to enhance oil recovery. Work on the project has commenced, with completion scheduled in early 2018.

Commenting on the project award, Wael Allan, chief operating officer of Drake & Scull International PJSC, said, “Drake & Scull Oil and Gas continues to achieve substantial progress and has gained a noticeable foothold in the oil and gas infrastructure construction sector in the MENA region in a short period. The contract award has also raised DSI’s total project wins to AED 570mn (US$155.2mn) in very challenging circumstances.”

The Zubair oilfield represents the company’s second collaboration with EIBV, following the completion of the EPC pipeline installation contract for the Zubair oilfield in 2015. Fares Khatib, managing director of Drake and Scull Oil & Gas added, “Our prior experience with EIBV in Zubair oil field will prove invaluable in ensuring the successful execution of project delivery on the new project award. We are committed to leveraging the skillset and experience of our teams in Iraq and Abu Dhabi to achieve scheduled project progress and meet our completion target.”

DSOG has undertaken a number of large scale, complex oil, gas, chemical and petrochemical-related projects across the wider Middle East and Africa region, including the complete construction of a low density ammonium nitrate plant in Egypt.


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