Aramco awards contracts valued at US$18bn for Marjan and Berri

Saudi Aramco Group Photo Marjan and Berri Signing CeremonySaudi Aramco has awarded a total of US$18bn in contracts for the engineering, procurement and construction of the Marjan and Berri increment programmes

The oil company plans to boost the production capacity of the Marjan and Berri fields by 550,000 bpd of Arabian crude oil and 2.5 bscfd.

Amin H. Nasser, president and CEO of Saudi Aramco, said, “These two programmes will significantly enhance Saudi Aramco’s oil production and gas processing capabilities, both strengthening our position as the leading integrated energy supplier and meeting growing long-term demand for petroleum.”

“These investments will support our continued focus on employing best-in-class technologies, well completion, and reservoir management practices. It will enable Saudi Aramco to further reduce the carbon intensity of our crude oils, supporting our strategy of reducing emissions while providing energy to those who need it,” he added.

More than 90 companies and institutions were invited to bid on the packages, and 16 Saudi and international companies were selected in the fields of engineering, supply and construction.

Marjan increment programme

The Marjan increment programme includes a new separation plant for offshore gas oil, 24 offshore oil and gas and water injection platforms.

The company plans to expand its onshore oil facilities in Tanajib and build a new gas plant to include gas treatment and processing, NGL recovery and fractionation, and gas compression facilities. In addition to a water desalination facility and new transfer pipelines, a cogeneration facility will also be developed.

The project for the development of offshore oilfields aims to increase the production of Marjan field by 300,000 bcd of Arabian medium crude oil, process 2.5 bscfd, and produce an additional 360,000 bcd of C2+NGL.

Berri increment programme

Through the Berri increment programme, the company plans to add 250,000 bbl of Arabian light crude per day from the offshore oilfield.

Aramco plans to include a new gas oil separation plant in Abu Ali Island to process 500,000 bbl of Arabian light crude oil per day, and additional gas processing facilities at the Khursaniyah gas plant to process 40,000 bbl of associated hydrocarbon condensate.

The programme also includes a new water injection facility, two drilling islands, 11 offshore platforms for oil and water, and nine drilling sites for onshore oil production and water supply.

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