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Petrofac JV Nabs $135-Million Contract for Kazakhstan Water-Treating Facilities

Petrofac and joint venture partner Isker secured a $135-million engineering, procurement, construction, precommissioning, and commissioning (EPCC) contract with North Caspian Operating Company, operator of s the North Caspian Project in Kazakhstan.

The EPCC is for new water-treating facilities, and the scope of the 30-month project includes an inlet stream screening, feedwater tanks, oil skimmers, treated-wastewater storage and pumps, and sludge treatment and utilities.

The North Caspian Project is the first major offshore oil and gas development in Kazakhstan, which covers the Kashagan, Kairan, Aktoty, and Kashagan South West fields.

The Kashagan field has approximately 9–13 billion bbl (1–2 billion tonnes) of recoverable oil. The Kashagan reservoir lies 80 km offshore from the city of Atyrau in 3–4 m of water and is more than 4 km deep (4,200 m).

Oil production at Kashagan began in 2016, with current production at 380,000 B/D.

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