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Penspen Wins £1.8m Contract From Galfar Engineering & Contracting Emirates

We have secured a £1.8m detailed engineering project award from Galfar Engineering & Contracting Emirates, a prominent engineering procurement and construction (EPC) contractor in the Middle East.

The EPC award will see Penspen undertake well tie-in work at the main Haliba oil field and peripheral prospects. The company will also support with the design and detailed engineering of different types of wells, including: straight oil producers, ESP/artificial lift and water injection wells.

The Haliba oil field, also known as the area 1 onshore oil field, is on the south-east border of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The onshore field was brought on stream in July 2019. It is owned and operated by Al Dhafra Petroleum, a joint venture established in 2014 between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, the Korea National Oil Corporation and GS Energy.

Being developed in two phases, the Haliba onshore field is expected to reach up to 60,000 bbopd production capacity by 2023.

The Penspen contract covers 75 wells over four years. The first tranche of work will be for 11 wells.

Neale Carter, Penspen’s Executive Vice President for the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific Regions, said: “This is the first project we have secured with Al Dhafra Petroleum, and we are hopeful that our relationship will continue to strengthen for further work.

“Our Middle East and Africa (MEA) team has a stellar reputation of delivering work to the highest standard, and we are pleased that Penspen can play its part in providing EPC services to the Haliba oil field.”