ABL has been awarded a contract by China Offshore Oil Engineering Company (COOEC) to provide marine warranty survey (MWS) services for the build-out of the CRPO 122 project at the Safaniya oil field in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

The Safaniya Oil Field is the world’s biggest conventional offshore oil field both by recoverable reserves and production capacity. It is operated by Saudi Aramco and is located in the north-west corner of the Arabian Gulf, approximately 260 kilometres north of Dhahran.

Under the contract, energy and marine consultancy ABL will provide MWS to review, survey and approve all operations relating to the transportation & installation (T&I) of 13 shallow water steel jackets, associated piles, conductors and other project critical items. The steel jackets and other associated items under ABL’s scope of work, will be transported from Qingdao in China to the Safaniya Oil Field, offshore KSA.

Lyu Liwei

ABL’s team in China will manage the contract and on-site attendances in China. It will be supported by ABL’s teams in Bahrain and KSA, to resource onsite attendances in the Middle East. Work will commence immediately, with expected project completion in July 2024.

”This is a major project that requires numerous specialist experts and skills. In addition, there are multiple locations involved in the T&I work. Projects such as this underlines the value of ABL’s global footprint, where we are able to draw upon competence, resources and physical presence in several countries at once to provide an optimal solution to our client. We are delighted to support COEEC with our MWS services on this major oil and gas project. ”

Lyu Liwei, ABL Country Manager China

ABL has not disclosed the value of the contract.

ABL is part of Oslo-listed ABL Group ASA, an independent energy and marine consultancy group to the global renewables, maritime and oil and gas sectors.