Wood awarded front-end engineering for Safaniya and Manifa plant expansions

Source: press release, 7 December 2021

The Safaniya field – the world’s largest offshore oil field – was discovered in 1951
The Safaniya field – the world’s largest offshore oil field – was discovered in 1951 (photo: Saudi Aramco)

Wood has secured a multi-million-dollar contract with Saudi Aramco to deliver engineering and project management services for the Safaniya and Manifa oilfields in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The 2-year contract includes the delivery of conceptual studies, front-end engineering design (FEED) and project management services for Saudi Aramco’s oil and gas, pipelines and infrastructure facilities and will maximise production capacity.

Jim Shaughnessy, Wood’s President of Conventional Energy, says, “We are delighted to continue our long and strategic partnership with Saudi Aramco, spanning more than two decades.”

“We are committed to driving efficiency and economic viability for our clients. We will apply our technical expertise and digital insight to this mega-project, helping to maximise production for two of the world’s most significant offshore oilfields which will help to maintain access to secure and affordable energy,” Shaughnessy adds.

Wood has a successful track record of delivering world-scale FEED contracts for Saudi Aramco, including the recently completed Marjan Crude Increment Programme and Unconventional Gas Programme. The new FEED contract will be executed by Wood in its Al-Khobar Saudi Arabia and Reading UK offices, as well as Wood’s engineering services hub.