Oilfield services company Petrofac has received $1.3bn engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for Kuwait Oil Company’s (KOC) gathering centre project, GC 32, located in the Burgan oil field, south east of Kuwait.

Under the contract, Petrofac will be responsible for the development of a gathering centre, which will process crude oil and gas recovered from Arifjan, Marat, Minagish Oolite and Burgan Wara high hydrogen sulphide fields.

Work under the contract is planned to be completed by 2020.

For GC 32 project, the firm includes greenfield activities with tie-in works to existing brownfield infrastructure.

The project, which is the first sour gathering centre to be developed in the field, will have the capacity to produce around 120,000 barrels of oil per day together with associated water, gas and condensate.

Petrofac Group COO Marwan Chedid said: “Kuwait is one of our core markets in the Middle East and we have been executing projects in the country since the early 1980’s.”

In 2014, Petrofac was awarded $700m contract by KOC for the gathering centre 29 (GC29) planned to be built approximately 70km north of Kuwait City in the north of the country.

The contract scope included engineering, procurement, construction, pre-commissioning and commissioning of GC29, which is one of three planned gathering centers each capable of producing around 100,000 barrels of oil per day together with associated water and gas.

The gathering centers are being developed as part of KOC’s plan to increase and maintain oil production over the next five years, Petrofac said earlier.

Image: Petrofac will provide EPC work KOC’s GC 32 gathering centre project. Photo: courtesy of Petrofac Limited.