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US multinational engineering company to work on Kazakhstan's Karachaganak

Oil&Gas Materials 2 November 2019 14:25

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov.2

By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:

Fluor Corporation, which is an US multinational engineering and construction firm, was awarded a three-year engineering services agreement, plus two potential one-year extensions, by Karachaganak Petroleum Operating B.V. (KPO) for projects at its Karachaganak field in Kazakhstan, Trend reports with reference to the press office of the Fluor.

“This important award will allow Fluor to build a long-term relationship with KPO and to expand our capabilities and presence in Kazakhstan. Our involvement in the early stages of the project means we can work with KPO across a range of work to optimize the Karachaganak field with a focus on achieving an outstanding safety performance and operational excellence,” said Mark Fields, group president of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals business.

Fluor’s scope of work includes feasibility studies, front-end engineering design and other engineering services. Fluor plans to open an office in Kazakhstan’s Aksay city for dedicated project personnel. An engineering team in Fluor’s Farnborough (UK) office as well as global subject matter experts will also support project needs.

To the maximum extent possible, Fluor will leverage local engineering talent to execute its scope of work. Fluor will also provide training and knowledge transfer to increase local talent on the project during execution as project needs dictate.

KPO is a joint venture with Shell (29.25 percent), Eni (29.25 percent), Chevron (18 percent), LUKOIL (13.5 percent) and KazMunayGas (10 percent).

Fluor has more than 30 years of experience working in Kazakhstan executing some of the most challenging and complex oil and gas projects.

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