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Ramboll wins Al-Shaheen pre-FEED

Written by  OE Staff Thursday, 18 May 2017 12:07

North Oil Co. (NOC) has picked Ramboll to carry out a pre-FEED study for three new wellhead platforms at the giant Al-Shaheen field, off the northeastern coast of Qatar in the Arabian Gulf.

Al-Shaheen. Image from Ramboll.

Al-Shaheen is 80km north of Doha, in the North Gas Field, and produces approximately 300,000 b/d. It is the largest offshore oil field in Qatar, covering more than 40% of Qatar’s oil production.

The three new wellhead platforms are expected to secure production and possibly maximize the recovery potential.

“Qatar has one of the fastest growing economies in the world and Al-Shaheen significantly contributes to the country’s economy and energy security,” says Tommy Amstrup Laursen, managing director for Ramboll Oil & Gas in the Middle East. “Therefore, we have prepared carefully and thoroughly to be part of this new initiative. I believe that our past experience along with a strong local presence and multidisciplinary approach put us in the position to win this award. It is a truly global project for us, bringing together colleagues from Middle East, Denmark, Norway, and India.”

Ramboll has previously carried out detailed brownfield design on Al-Shaheen spending almost 3 million hours on what is known as one of the largest and most complex oil and gas projects undertaken, according to Ramboll. 

Al-Shaheen has been developed by Maersk Oil since 1992. From July 2017 NOC, a joint venture between Qatar Petroleum and Total, will be the new developer of Al-Shaheen for the next 25 years. 

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