Hiring Projects in Gulf for Oil & Gas
Despite project budgets being severely affected, those in the know should still be upbeat. There are no signs that the low oil prices bubble will last. Moreover, major projects are still going forward, with the need for new hires required to bring them to fruition. Consider the following ventures as fantastic opportunities for oil and gas professionals looking to relocate to the Gulf:
There had been fears that Saudi Aramco was planning to cancel its Khurais oil field expansion due to falling oil prices. However, the organization has elected to go ahead with the oil field’s expansion, which is projected to be completed in 2018. Khurais oil field’s expansion is projected to add 300,000 barrels a day to the field’s production.
Last June, the Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC), awarded the delayed New Refinery project at Al-Zour. This project will have the capacity of 615,000 barrels per day; this will make the refinery the largest in the region. The refinery will cost US$13 billion.
As part of expanding the refinery, KNPC has also awarded a US$1.49 billion contract to build a Gas Fractionation Train 5 at the refinery. In 2016, KNPC is planning to award the contract for the LNG Import and Regasification Terminal which is also in the Al-Zour area. This project is valued at US$3.3 billion. Expect this contract to be awarded this April, and for the hiring process to begin to soon after.
The nations of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have signed contracts worth an estimated US$300 million to lay the foundations for a new 350,000-barrel per day oil pipeline between the two Gulf States. The pipeline is expected to be operational in 2018.
Saudi Aramco is also looking to begin a US$50 billion expansion program at the Shaybah field, located in the Empty Quarter. The Shaybah field expansion will increase oil production by 250,000 barrels per day (bpd). It will also provide the Shaybah field with a capacity of 1 million bpd of Arabian Extra Light crude oil as early as April 2016. This will double the field’s initial capacity when it was constructed in 1998.
The expansion is further working to improve the design of wells. This redesign looks to increase the average reservoir contact to 10km, thereby enhancing production from the deeper areas of the field’s reservoir.
Saudi Aramco will also construct a new NGL plant. This project includes a major upgrade to increase the power generation capacity to more than 1 gigawatt. This will be accomplished by installing four cogeneration units, seven single cycle units and a 50km transmission line with the ability of 230 kilovolt.
The Barzan gas project looks to begin operations in Qatar this BLANK. The US$10 billion project will aim to service Qatar’s growing domestic energy needs, especially the needs stemming from the upcoming FIFA World Cup in 2022. The refinery will produce jet fuel and gas oil that will be sold domestically. Some products will be exported, which will include diesel, sold primarily to Asian markets. The project will have a production capacity of 146,000 barrels per day (bpd) – this will include including 60,000 bpd of naphtha, 53,000 bpd of jet fuel, 24,000 bpd of gasoil and 9,000 bpd of liquefied petroleum gas.
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