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Fluor bags contract for Karachaganak Field in Kazakhstan

Fluor Corporation said that its consortium with KazNIPImunaigas, a branch of KMG Engineering, has won a three-year engineering services contract from Karachaganak Petroleum Operating (KPO) for projects at its Karachaganak Field in Kazakhstan.

The contract also has two potential one-year extensions. Fluor said that it has booked the undisclosed contract value in Q3 2019.

Under the engineering services contract, Fluor will be responsible for carrying out feasibility studies, front-end engineering design, and other engineering services. The company revealed plans to open an office in Aksai in north-western Kazakhstan to house dedicated project personnel with scalable accommodation to cover all engineering requirements of the contract.

Furthermore, an engineering team in the Farnborough, UK office and also global subject matter experts will also support the project requirements, said Fluor.

Fluor bags engineering services contract for Karachaganak Field in Kazakhstan

Fluor bags engineering services contract for Karachaganak Field in Kazakhstan. Image courtesy of OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay.

Mark Fields –  Fluor Energy & Chemicals business group president said: “This important award will allow Fluor to build a long-term relationship with KPO and to expand our capabilities and presence in Kazakhstan.

“Our involvement in the early stages of the project means we can work with KPO across a range of work to optimize the Karachaganak field with a focus on achieving an outstanding safety performance and operational excellence.”

Fluor said that to the maximum extent possible, will make use of local engineering talent in Kazakhstan to carry out its scope of work. The company will also give training and knowledge transfer to increase local talent during the execution of the project depending on the requirements.

Karachaganak Petroleum Operating handles the expansion and development of the Karachaganak Field, which is known to be among the largest oil and gas condensate fields in the world. The Karachaganak Field, which is located in northwest Kazakhstan, is spread over an area of over 280 square kilometers.

Karachaganak Petroleum Operating is a joint venture between Royal Dutch Shell (29.25%), Eni (29.25%), Chevron (18%), LUKOIL (13.5%) and KazMunaiGas (10%).

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