HOUSTON — McDermott International has been awarded a FEED contract by North Oil Co. (NOC) for the Ruya Development, previously referred to as Al-Shaheen Phase 3-Batch 1, located offshore Qatar, according to a recent company news release.
Shaheen is Qatar's largest offshore oil field, and this award is one the largest FEED projects undertaken in McDermott's history and follows the successful completion of the pre-FEED contract.
As was the case for the pre-FEED with NOC, the Ruya project work will be managed from McDermott's Doha operating center and will be supported by its Chennai engineering office.
The scope of the contract comprises developing FEED studies and deliverables suitable for an engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) project. This includes creating technical output data (FEED data), providing EPCIC schedule and cost estimates, and developing an early work plan for the brownfield scope with necessary site surveys. The scope also ensures that new greenfield facilities design and brownfield modifications comply with applicable rules and regulations.
"This is a strategic contract for our offshore business in Qatar and a game changer for McDermott, as it represents the largest offshore FEED we have ever received in the Middle East," said Tareq Kawash, McDermott's senior vice president, offshore Middle East.