Air Energi has secured a major deal to supply contract personnel to Qatar Petroleum. The five-year agreement – with a two-year extension option – will see Air Energi support the national oil company’s (NOC) offshore redevelopment project at the Bul Hanine oil field.
Located 120 kilometres from Qatar’s east coast, the $11 billion Bul Hanine redevelopment project is designed to double production rates at the offshore field, where the NOC plans to drill an additional 150 wells through to 2028. The overall project includes the replacement and upgrade of existing offshore production facilities and the development of a new onshore natural gas to liquids processing plant in Mesaieed.
Air Energi will source experienced candidates across a range of disciplines, including engineering, construction and health, safety, environment and quality, with a peak of personnel required in 2017 when detailed design and construction commences.
“Air Energi has an excellent track record in working with Qatar Petroleum which, combined with our experience in both the local and international energy markets, made us a natural partner for this project. Given the current industry environment, operators are continuously seeking to achieve the best value from their supply chain. This is something Air Energi can offer without compromising the excellent service levels we are reputed for,” says Andy Ryan, VP Middle East and Central Asia, Air Energi.
“One of the main challenges of this project will be sourcing the calibre of personnel required with specific experience in offshore redevelopment projects. But we are confident that we will achieve this by accessing our significant candidate network with a proven knowledge of similar offshore projects in the North Sea, West Africa, Middle East and South East Asia.”