Saudi Aramco - Commercialisation of Unconventional Resources: Jafurah
Saudi Aramco is undertaking the development of the Jafurah gas field as a part of the Commercialisation of the Unconventional Resources Program in Saudi Arabia.
This project is one of the most important oil and gas projects in the MENA region
The US$25000 million project includes the following:
A. Gas Processing Plant
1. Construction of three gas treatment trains, with a capacity of 700 million cf/d each
2. Installation of Gas inlet separation
3. Installation of inlet condensate separator
4. Installation of coalescer feed pumps
5. Installation of booster compressor
6. Installation of Acid gas removal units
7. Installation of Hydrocarbon condensate stabilisation
8. Installation of Mercury removal unit
9. Installation of Dehydration units
10. Installation of NGL recovery
11. Installation of Sales gas compression units
12. Associated facilities
B. Gas Compression Plant
1. Construction of 3 gas compression plants with the production capacity of 600mmscfd (raw gas) and 150mbd (condensate gas)
a. Installation of depressurizing vessel
b. Installation of HP/LP separator
2. Construction of associated utilities and infrastructure
a. Construction of fire water system
3. Construction of three 230kV gas-insulated substation (GIS)
a. Installation of 13.8kV switch gas
4. Construction of 2 operation support building at North & South Jafurah field
5. Installation of RO systems
a. Installation of water lines
b. Installation of water pumps and other utilities
C. Sulphur Utilities and Interconnecting Facility
1. Construction of inlet and export facilities
2. Installation of interconnecting pipe racks
3. Construction of sulphur recovery unit (SRU)
D. Export Pipeline Package
1. Laying of 24-inch and 14.75km C2+NGL Export Pipeline
2. Laying of 56-inch and 99.6km Sales Gas Export Pipeline
3. Laying of three sections Condensate Export Pipeline
a. Section-I: 36-inch and 99.5km pipeline
b. Section-II: 24-inch and 8.6km pipeline
c. Section-III: 36-inch and 126km pipeline
4. Installation of associated facilities
E. Upstream Pipelines and Wells Tie-In Package
1. Construction of 8 wellpads/32 wells
2. Laying of 8-inch, 60km flowlines
3. Installation of remote headers (East and West)
4. Laying of trunklines from remote headers to gas compression plant
5. Laying of transmission lines from gas compression plant to Jafurah gas plant
6. Electrical and Instrumentation work
E. Site preparation and Temporary Construction Facility
1. Site preparation
2. Asphalt Works
F. Utilities and offsite:
1. Construction of Two sulfur recovery units, with a capacity of 630 tonnes a day
2. Construction of tail gas treatment unit (TGTU)
3. Installation of MAC coordinator
4. Installation of an Air separation unit to support the five-sulfur recovery train
5. Installation of new cooling tower, with associated headers
6. Installation of second-phase gas-insulated substations
7. Expansion of existing flare system
8. Expansion and installation of interconnecting pipe racks and piping
9. Associated facilities
07 September 2023
COUR: Jafurah Phase 2: Package 1, Phase 2: Pkg 2, Phase 2: Pkg 3: Larsen & Toubro has been appointed as the main contractor. Riyas natural gas liquids (NGL) package 1 & 2: Tecnicas Reunidas has been appointed as the main contractor.
31 August 2023
Sinopec is in discussions with Saudi Aramco for participating in the Jafurah gas development project.
08 August 2023
Construction works are progressing as per schedule on the Gas Compression Plant: Phase 1: (Package I), Phase I: Pipelines and Wells Tie-In: Package IV and Phase I: Processing Plant: Package II project.
17 July 2023
COUR: Jafurah : Phase 2: Package 1-3: The main contract bids are submitted. The following companies have submitted the bids: L&T, JGC, Saipem, Hyundai E&C , Samsung Engineering. COUR: Jafurah : Phase 2: Package 3,4: The main contract bids are submitted. The following companies have submitted the bids: L&T, JGC, Saipem, Hyundai E&C , Samsung Engineering.
13 July 2023
Riyas NGL Fractionation Plant: Processing Plant & Riyas NGL Fractionation Plant- Offsite facilities: The main contract bids submission due was on July 2, 2023. Hyundai E&C, Larsen & Toubro and Samsung E&C, Saipem have submitted the bids for the project.
11 July 2023
Construction works have commenced for the Jafurah: Cogeneration ISPP.
09 May 2023
Total Energies and Sinopec are separately in discussions with the Saudi Aramco for participating in the Jafurah gas development project.
19 April 2023
Unconventional Gas Walking Rigs: Construction works are progressing as per schedule on the project.
30 March 2023
Construction works are progressing as per schedule on the Processing Plant (Package II) and the Utilities & Interconnecting Facility (Package-III) project. Construction works are ongoing and are expected to be completed by the end of 2024 on the Jafurah: Upstream Pipelines and Wells Tie-In (Package IV) project.
29 March 2023
Construction works are progressing as per schedule on the Export Pipeline Package (Package V) and Gas Compression Plant (Package I) project.
10 March 2023
Jafurah Cogeneration ISPP: The project is expected to reach financial closure by end of March 2023. (Source: MEED)
29 December 2022
Phase I: The construction work is ongoing and is expected to complete by 2025.
13 December 2022
The client is in talks with the private equity firms and other large funds provider like Investment bank Evercore Inc, etc. for investment on the project. However, it is in the very initial stage.
14 September 2022
Jafurah Cogeneration ISPP: The project is expected to reach financial closure by November 2022.
19 August 2022
Construction works are ongoing on COUR: Jafurah: Export Pipeline Package 1,2,3,4,5, 380/230kV Substation, Industrial Support Facilities, Temporary Construction Facility, Site Preparation Package, Metana Najib Road Upgrade, Cogeneration ISPP, Upstream Temporary Construction Facilities, Unconventional Gas Walking Rigs, Telecom & IT Network Systems, and the entire project is scheduled to complete by 2027 and the Jafurah: 380/230kV Substation: Nesma Electric has been appointed as the Main contractor. (Source: MEED)
25 July 2022
Worley is appointed both as a project management consultant and construction management consultant. (Source: MEED)
06 July 2022
Jafurah 380/230kV Substation: The main contract bids are still under evaluation.
10 May 2022
Jafurah 380/230kV Substation: The main contract bids have been submitted and the following companies have submitted the bids: Nesma company, Larsen & Toubro, Linxon, National Contracting Company, Al Toukhi Company, Alfanar Group, Mohammed Al Ojaimi Group, Al Gihaz Holding, Saudi Services for Electro Mechanic Works(SSEM), Al Babtain Contracting, Hyundai Engineering amongst all Nesma is the lowest bidder with US$86.9 million.
13 April 2022
Jafurah 380/230kV Substation: The main contract tender has been re-issued with the bid submission deadline of April 27, 2022.
30 March 2022
Construction works have commenced on the projects: Unconventional Gas Walking Rigs and Telecom & IT Network Systems and are expected to be completed by 2024.
01 March 2022
Jafurah: Cogeneration ISPP: The main contract bids have been submitted and Acwa Power (local), Al-Jomaih (local), Kepco (South Korea) among others have submitted bids. (Source: MEED)
23 February 2022
Jafurah: Cogeneration ISPP: Consortiums are preparing to submit developer bids by end of February 2022.
07 December 2021
Larsen & Toubro has been appointed as the main contractor on Gas Compression Plant (Package 1) and Construction works are not yet commenced.
29 November 2021
Samsung Engineering has been appointed for processing plant (Package II) , Hyundai Engineering & Construction for utilities and interconnecting facilities(Package III), Saipem for upstream pipelines and wells tie-in(Package IV) as main contractors on the project.
09 November 2021
Al Yamama Company has been appointed as the main contractor for the Site Preparation Package and Temporary Construction Facility package.
19 October 2021
The client has issued the main contract tender and the bid submission is due on December 2, 2021. However following are the PQ shortlisted companies: Acwa Power, Al-Jomaih, Kepco, Sojitz for Cogeneration ISPP package. (Source: MEED)
19 September 2021
Client is seeking investors for the development of the project. (Source: MEED)
12 August 2021
The RFP document is in the final stage of the approval for Cogeneration Independent Steam And Power Plan and is expected to issue soon by the client. However, the client has set a bid submission date of December 5, 2021.
06 July 2021
Site establishment and Temporary construction facilities package has been revived and the client has asked the pre-qualified companies to submit the commercial bids by July 11, 2021.
15 June 2021
Client has reactivated the tendering process for the contract to develop the Cogeneration ISPP project.
19 May 2021
Packages 1,2,3,4 and 5 have been revived by the client. The contractors are expected to resubmit the main contract bids on package 1 and the contractors are seeking for bid validity extension till the end of September 2021 on packages 2,3,4 and 5.
26 April 2021
Jafurah Gas Plant: Site Preparation Package continues to be on hold
28 December 2020
Packages 1, 2, & 3 are cancelled.
08 December 2020
The construction works are expected to be started by Q1 2021 on Jafurah Gas Plant: Metana Najib Road Upgrade project.
14 October 2020
The bid submission has taken place on October 11, 2020 for Package-1 and Saipem, L&T Hydrocarbons, JGC Corporation and Hyundai E&C have submitted the bids. (Source: MEED)
28 September 2020
The bid submission date has been further extended to October 11, 2020 for Package-1.
03 September 2020
The bid submission date for packages 1 and 4 has been further extended to September 27, 2020. (Source: MEED)
12 August 2020
The project is expected to be awarded by December 2020 as the client has asked the contractor's for bid validity till the end of 2020 for Package-2 & 3.
02 July 2020
The bid submission date has been further extended to August 30, 2020 on Package-1 & 4.
23 June 2020
The bid submission date has been further extended to July 19, 2020 on Package-1.
05 May 2020
The bid submission date on package-1 and 4 has been further extended to June 30, 2020. China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering has been emerged as the front runner for package-5 however, the client has asked for bid validity till the end of 2020.
21 April 2020
JV of Hyundai Engineering and Hyundai E&C has been emerged as the preferred bidders for package-2 & 3 and the contract is expected to be awarded by December 2020. The bid submission date has been further extended to April 30, 2020 on Upstream Pipelines and Wells Tie-Ins package. KBR is working as the FEED contractor on Storage, Loading and Tanker Loading package.
19 March 2020
The bid submission date has been extended to May 5, 2020 on Package-I. Bid evaluation is underway on Package-II. (Source: MEED)
03 March 2020
Saudi Aramco has recieved regulatory approval for further development of the project.
20 February 2020
Sinohydro has been appointed as the main contractor for Site Preparation Works.
28 January 2020
The ITB has been issued with the bid submission due on March 03, 2020, on Upstream Pipelines and Wells Tie-In package. CAT Group, Sinopec International, China Petroleum Pipeline Co. (CPP), L&T Hydrocarbons, Nesma and Partners, Dodsal, Gulf Consolidated Contractors, Saipem and Al Rashid Trading and Contracting are the PQ shortlisted companies. The bid evaluation is underway on package-3 and Hyundai E&C has emerged as the lowest bidders.
22 January 2020
The bid evaluation process is ongoing on Export pipeline package with CPECC emerged as the lowest bidder. L&T and CAT Group as the second and third lowest bidders respectively. The bid evaluation is underway on package-2 and Samsung Engineering has emerged as the lowest bidder. A consortium of Hyundai E&C and Hyundai Engineering, Saipem, L&T and Technip are the second, third, fourth and fifth lowest bidders respectively.
13 January 2020
ITB has been issued for the package-1 with the bid submission due on March 23, 2020. The bid submission has taken place on package-2 and the following five companies have submitted the bids: A consortium of Hyundai E&C and Hyundai Engineering, L&T Hydrocarbons, Saipem, Hyundai E&C and Technip FMC. The tender guarantee has been extended to March 10, 2020 on TCF package.
16 December 2019
There is no news on the main contract award date for the temporary construction facility and site preparation package projects.
28 November 2019
Job-Ex meeting was held on November 13, 2019 on package-1 and JGC Corporation, Samsung Engineering, GS E&C, Saipem, Hyundai E&C, L&T and Technip have been PQ shortlisted companies.
22 October 2019
Wood Group is working as the Project Management Consultant (PMC) and the project is expected to be commissioned by 2023.
15 October 2019
The main contract bids have been submitted for infrastructure and temporary construction facilities and the project is currently under evaluation.
09 October 2019
The main contract bids submission has been extended for infrastructure and temporary construction facilities from October 8, 2019, to October 15, 2019.
01 August 2019
The main contract tender has been issued on Infrastructure and Temporary construction facilities. However, bids submission is on September 25, 2019.
30 May 2019
The SOI has been issued and Wood Group is working as the FEED contractor for all packages.
18 April 2019
The construction works are expected to commece in 2020.
11 February 2019
FEED activities are still ongoing.
30 September 2018
The client has invited the developers to submit the SOI by October 8, 2018 and RFP is expected to issued by December, 2018 on the project.
15 August 2018
The FEED is still ongoing on the project
15 May 2018
The FEED is still ongoing on the project
13 February 2018
The client has appointed Wood Group for the Pre Feed and Feed works for the project
30 January 2018
Feed is still ongoing on the project.
22 September 2017
Amec Foster Wheeler has been appointed as FEED contractor on the project. FEED is not yet started on the project and expected to start by November or December 2017. The client is currently awaiting for an approval for budget from the government.