Saudi Aramco - Commercialisation of Unconventional Resources: Jafurah

General Information
Owner Saudi Aramco
Masterplan Project (Parent Profile)
Location Saudi Arabia
Status --
Sector Gas, Upstream, Gas Extraction
Contract Type Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC)
Onshore/Offshore Onshore
Greenfield/Brownfield Greenfield
Progress 30
Estimated Budget Value ---
Contract Value 0
Net Value $1614m
Award Date February 2020
Completion Date December 2025
Last Updated On November 2021
ProjectId (Old, New) 40413, 286368


Saudi Aramco is planning to undertake the development of the Jafurah gas field as a part of Commercialisation of Unconventional Resources Program in Saudi Arabia.

The US$6,000 million project includes the following:

A. Processing Plant

1. Construction of 2 gas separation trains with the capacity of 1100mmscfd

a. Installation of inlet gas slug catcher

b. Installation of inlet condensate separator

c. Installation of coalescer feed pumps

2. Construction of 3 booster compressors units

3. Construction of 2 acid gas removal (AGRU) with the capacity of 568mmscfd each

4. Construction of 2 hydrocarbon condensate stabilization unit with the capacity of 74mbd (raw condensate)

5. Construction of mercury removal & gas dehydration unit with the processing capacity of 523mmscfd (sweet gas)

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

3. Drainage

Second Section

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.