HOUSTON -- Saudi Aramco has awarded J. Ray McDermott a contract for the Karan offshore platforms and subsea pipelines project. The completed facility will have a production capacity of 1,800 MMcf/d of raw sour Khuff gas.
The project comprises four wellhead complexes each of which have a platform topside with gas, chemical injection, and controls facilities as well as a bridge-connected auxiliary platform, associated flare bridges, and stacks. The four wellhead complexes are clustered around a tie-in platform with similar facilities. The project also includes intra-field pipelines as well as a 110-km (68-mi) trunkline to the shore and all subsea power distribution cables.
The fabrication scope includes topsides and jackets weighing a total of 27,000 metric tons (29,762 tons) and will use J. Ray's new cladding facility in Jebel Ali, which is capable of welding high integrity corrosion resistant alloys. J. Ray will also perform all of the offshore installation work.