Saudi Aramco to double Fadhili budget after FEED work
The national oil company (NOC) Saudi Aramco is about doubling the budget allocated to its strategic gas central processing facility (CPF) project to be build on the Fadhili oil field in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom.
In order to support its economical development Saudi Arabia is targeting a natural gas production of 15 billion cubic feet per day (cf/d) by 2018.
This gas is required to replace the crude oil in the electric power generation, to feed the mixed crackers of the future petrochemical projects and to support the enhanced oil recovery (EOR) program of the maturing crude oil fields.
Foster Wheeler completed Fadhili gas plant FEED
– Fadhili export pipelines
– Onshore Khursaniyah upstream facilities
– Offsite and utilities
– residential quarter
– Hasbah non-associated gas
– Khursaniyah sour gas.
As a consequence from the last costs estimates provided by Foster Wheeler, Saudi Aramco is now considering an overall budget of $3 billion capital expenditure for the Fadhili gas central processing facility project.
– Gas inlet and treatment
– Process utilities
– Sulfur recovery unit
In order to benefit from the best technologies and speed up the project execution when the EPC contracts will be awarded, Saudi Aramco accepted to qualify the bidders regardless the percentage of the engineering work being performed in-Kingdom and out-of-Kingdom.