HOUSTON – The Azerbaijan International Oil Co. (AIOC) has awarded KBR and its joint venture with SOCAR two front-end engineering design (FEED) contracts.
These are for a new production, drilling, quarters (PDQ) platform – Azeri Central East (ACE) – to be added at theAzeri-Chirag-Gunashli (ACG) field in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea.
The contracts cover FEED services for the platform and brownfield tie-ins to the existing installations at the ACG field, and a separate contract for the subsea services FEED.
These are the fourth and fifth awards to the joint venture, SOCAR-KBR since its formation in mid-2015 to help further Azerbaijan’s ambition for creating a world-class locally-based engineering company.
Jay Ibrahim, president, EMEA said: “KBR has been working in the Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey (AGT) region since 1993 which gives us unrivalled experience and knowledge of existing on and offshore greenfield and brownfield assets…
“These projects will be led by the Caspian engineering team in London with maximum local execution support from the Baku office where local engineers are delivering various projects under the SOCAR-KBR umbrella.”
Currently more than 75% of the Baku-based are Azeri engineers.