Kvaerner E&C has been awarded a US $2.5 million engineering and procurement services contract. The contract is for the Zamzama Gas Field Phase 1 development for BHP Billiton in Pakistan. Kvaerner is now proceeding to put together the team that will complete the detailed design across all disciplines, plus provide procurement services for the process/mechanical equipment and bulk materials for the complete facility. Gas production is scheduled for the third quarter 2003. The Zamzama field is located in the Sindh Province of Southern Pakistan, approximately 250 km north of Karachi. The field is a major resource and ranks fourth in terms of Pakistan’s discovered gas reserves. The Phase 1 Development will expand the already existing 70 MMscfd early production facility to a total production of 350 MMscfd. Production from the Zamzama plant will be supplied to both the national gas companies - the Sui Southern Gas Company Ltd and the Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Ltd. Approximately 2,000 barrels per day of stabilised condensate will also be produced as a by-product. The award follows Kvaerner's similar involvement in the previous fast track success of the early production facility from the Zamzama field called the extended well test project that produced first gas in March 2001. Kvaerner was also responsible for the studies and basic engineering of the Phase 1 Development, immediately preceding this current award.
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