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Petrofac celebrates production start of ‘megaproject’ in Oman

The Rabab Harweel Integrated Project in the Southern Omani desert.
The Rabab Harweel Integrated Project in the Southern Omani desert.

Petrofac has celebrated the start-up of a major oil and gas production facility in Oman.

The energy services firm has been carrying out a £961million contract covering engineering, construction management and other services for the Rabab Harweel Integrated Project (RHIB) for Petroleum Development Oman (PDO).

Located deep in the Southern Omani desert, the RHIB will handle production of oil and gas from the Harweel cluster of fields.

Petrofac said the production start comes two months ahead of schedule and the plant’s capacity will be ramped up in the coming weeks.

The firm added that around 50% of the project’s procurement value came from within Oman.

Elie Lahoud, Petrofac’s group managing director for engineering and construction in Oman, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, said: “We are proud of our role in the delivery of this landmark project, the start-up marks an important milestone.

“In addition to an excellent safety performance, it’s particularly pleasing that such a complex project has come in ahead of plan and that we have been able to return significant value to PDO through our engineering expertise and by leveraging our extensive procurement and supply chain capabilities.”

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