MUSCAT, Oman -- Veolia, through its subsidiary Veolia Water Technologies Gulf, has been awarded a contract by Petrofac to provide process water treatment solutions on petroleum development Oman’s Rabab Harweel Integrated Project. The project is scheduled for completion in May 2016.
The agreement will see Veolia support the engineering and supply of water treatment systems for the Rabab Harweel Integrated Project (RHIP) in the south of Oman, which Petrofac is managing on behalf of Petroleum Development Oman (PDO).
The RHIP facility includes sour gas processing facilities as well as associated gathering and injection systems, and export pipelines. It handles the production of oil and gas from the Harweel oil reservoirs via Miscible Gas Injection and the production of gas with condensate from the Rabab reservoir through partial recycling of sour gas. Veolia’s scope will be to provide treated water for different applications including boiler feed, potable water and service water.
Vincent Baujat, Veolia Water Technologies' executive V.P. for the Middle East, said: “Veolia has now become a trusted partner for the oil & gas industry in Oman, having also provided water treatment solutions to other National and International Oil Companies there. Veolia is very pleased to now be working with Petrofac, a globally respected EPC Contractor, bringing our international expertise and local Omani knowledge.”
Ray Richardson, country manager for Petrofac in Oman, said: “The Rabab Harweel Integrated Project is very important for Petrofac as it underpins our strategy to enhance service capability in Oman. Partnering with Veolia for water treatment is in line with our commitment to build local alliances and in doing so bring a strong and enduring team working alongside PDO to deliver this project.”
Veolia offers integrated solutions for the management of water and waste for the oil and gas industry. With its proprietary technologies, the company has an unchallenged expertise and technologies for the optimization of the processing chain and can handle almost any effluent to achieve the desired water quality levels for its clients. Veolia also offers sophisticated technologies and robotics for tank cleaning of refineries and petrochemicals, and hazardous waste management.
Veolia is involved in a number of projects in Oman, and recently announced the extension of the Sur desalination plant 160 km southwest of Muscat is now 70% complete. Once finished, the plant will supply drinking water to almost 600,000 residents.