Saudi Arabian Chevron (SAC) held its contractors forum earlier this month in Alkhobar. Executives from SAC briefed representatives from 150 invited suppliers and contractors on the unprecedented business opportunities available to qualifying Saudi companies in SAC’s operating area in the onshore partitioned zone between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. These projects are in various stages of planning or already under way.
The centerpiece project is the first stage of the WafraSteamflood project at Wafra joint operations, which is already under way and will entail major investments. Additional areas at Wafra will be brought on in a staged, area by area approach. Subsequent stages of the project’s well drilling program, construction of field facilities, and operations will run for many decades.
In addition, a range of major projects for upgrading and expanding existing and building new surface facilities for the steamflooding project and for ongoing base business activities will be undertaken.
They include the pressure maintenance plant (PMP), power generation plant (PGP), water disposal facilities and main gathering center, and a central gas utilization plant and system to gather gas produced from sub-centers and other major surface facilities for treatment at one location.
In addition, a new pipeline to carry crude 33 miles (52 km) from Wafra to Mina Saud will be constructed.
Contracts for a wide range of projects for SAC’s Mina Saud export, administration and residential areas are also scheduled for completion by the end of the decade. They include construction contracts of a new administration building, operations center complex, marine facilities, contractor offices and housing, and new residential villas and recreational facilities.