Jacobs Engineering Group has secured engineering services contract from midstream energy operator Keyera Partnership for its natural gas processing plant in Canada.

Keyera, which provides services to oil and gas producers in Western Canada, distributes natural gas liquids such as propane, ethane, butane, condensate and iso-octane to markets across North America.

Under the deal, Jacobs will offer engineering services for the Wapiti liquids handling and gas processing facility, which is part of Keyera’s Wapiti development project.

The project includes the building of a natural gas gathering and processing complex in the Wapiti area south of Grand Prairie, Alberta.

Once fully operational, the facility is expected to process around 300 million cubic ft of sour gas and 25,000 barrels of field condensate per day.

In addition, Keyera is planning to connect the new complex to its existing Montney asset base and network to expand services in the region.

Jacobs will monitor the operations of the project from its Calgary office, which is the firm’s North American center of excellence for natural gas liquids, gas treating and processing and sulfur solutions.

Jacobs oil and gas senior vice president Bassim Shebaro said: “This agreement marks a significant milestone for Jacobs to leverage our presence in the midstream industry in Canada, and increase our market share and potential for growth in this sector.

“Understanding Keyera’s already impressive gas gathering and processing business, this contract could be the start of a mutually beneficial long-term relationship.”

With operations in around 25 countries, Jacobs offers technical, professional and construction services for industrial, commercial and government organizations.