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STS awarded On Plot Construction Contract for Amal Steam Surface Facilities Project

Special Technical Services LLC (STS) have been awarded the On Plot Construction Contract for Amal Steam Surface Facilities by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO). This is a significant development for STS as it completes over 30 years of its successful operations in Oman.

The Amal Steam development is the largest single brownfield development in South Oman. The Amal West and East fields are located on the Eastern flank of the South Oman Salt Basin, 30 km south south-west of the Nimr. The field-development plan calls for a total of 300 new wells to be drilled over a 14-year period. The Project comprises of initial Cyclic Steam Soak and Steam Drive developments in Amal East and West fields.

The on plot construction contract scope consists of construction, pre-commissioning and commissioning assistance of all on plot facilities. The Amal On Plot facilities includes processing facilities for feed water, steam and Oil& Gas with all the associated utilities. Major packages include the Amal West and Amal East production trains, water treatment plant, aquifer pumps, steam plant, utilities and common facilities which are free supplied by PDO. The scope also includes complex interfaces including the new power station, field operations, drilling and other construction contractors as well as management of camp accommodation.

"STS is proud to be associated with this major steam based Enhanced Oil Recovery project as we are fully geared up to meet the challenging schedule for completion by end 2012," says Alex Clark, General Manager of Special Technical Services. He adds, "We have been actively involved in construction activities in all of the EOR projects in Oman including Harweel, Mukhaizna and Marmul, as the industry looks up to these technology intensive projects to reverse the decline in oil production. The underlying principle in all our work shall be Safety as we strive for excellence to be the partner of choice for our clients within the Oil and Gas business"