KBR JV secures FEED contract for Azaerbaijan’s big gas field
KBR, Inc. announced that the SOCAR-KBR Limited Liability Company (SKLLC) joint venture has been awarded a Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) contract for the topsides of the Absheron Early Production Project. The platform will be located at SOCAR’s Oil Rocks facility and will deliver gas and condensate into the SOCAR network.
This award marks the 3rd award to the SKLLC joint venture since its inception in mid-2015. SKLLC was formed to help further Azerbaijan’s ambition for creating a world-class Azerbaijan based engineering company.
SOCAR and Total signed a framework agreement in late 2016 on the main contractual and commercial principles regulating the program for the first phase of development of the Absheron field. At the first stage, the field development includes drilling one well at a depth of 450 meters. The extraction will amount to 1.5 billion cubic meters of gas a year, which will fully flow to the domestic market of Azerbaijan, as well as significant amounts of condensate. First gas could be produced in 2019.
SKLLC, a local Azerbaijani company, is built on the combined 110 years of experience between KBR and SOCAR. The joint venture partners KBR’s experience in the Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey region and its proven tools, systems and procedures with SOCAR’s operational knowledge and experience in the oil and gas sector. KBR has been working in Azerbaijan for over 24 years, giving it unrivalled experience and knowledge of local onshore and offshore greenfield and brownfield assets.
“We are proud to bring the unmatched experience, vision, and leadership of SKLLC to this strategic project,” said Jay Ibrahim, KBR’s President for Europe, Middle East and Africa. “Azerbaijan is an important market for KBR and our strong Azerbaijani and international team members are dedicated to success for the region.”
“Our local engineering capability is growing day by day and currently more than 75% of our team is local Azerbaijani staff,” Ibrahim continued. “We are happy to see positive impacts of this growth on the local engineering market and oil and gas industry and I am confident that SKLLC will be a home for Azerbaijan engineers where they can enjoy working for various projects and deliver many more successful projects for clients in the region,” Ibrahim continued.”
About KBR, Inc.
KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and technologies across the asset and program life cycle within the Government Services and Hydrocarbons sectors. KBR employs over 34,000 people worldwide (including our joint ventures), with customers in more than 80 countries, and operations in 40 countries, across three synergistic global businesses:
Government Services, serving government customers globally, including capabilities that cover the full life-cycle of defense, space, aviation and other government programs and missions from research and development, through systems engineering, test and evaluation, program management, to operations, maintenance, and field logistics
Technology & Consulting, including proprietary technology focused on the monetization of hydrocarbons (especially natural gas and natural gas liquids) in ethylene and petrochemicals; ammonia, nitric acid and fertilizers; oil refining; gasification; oil and gas consulting; integrity management; naval architecture and proprietary hulls; and downstream consulting
Engineering & Construction, including onshore oil and gas; LNG (liquefaction and regasification)/GTL; oil refining; petrochemicals; chemicals; fertilizers; differentiated EPC; maintenance services (Brown & Root Industrial Services); offshore oil and gas (shallow-water, deep-water, subsea); floating solutions (FPU, FPSO, FLNG & FSRU) and program management