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    Petrofac Tapped for Bahrain Gas Boost


State-owned Tatweer has contracted the UK firm to develop extra gas dehydration capacity.

by: Dalga Khatinoglu, Goynur Shukurova

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Petrofac Tapped for Bahrain Gas Boost

UK contractor Petrofac said August 9 that it has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract by Bahrain state-owned Tatweer Petroleum.

Petrofac will execute on a lump-sum turnkey basis the EPC for additional gas wells and connect them to a gas dehydration facility. 

Its statement referred to its completion in July 2016 of a similar 500mn ft3/d (5.2bn m3/yr) gas dehydration facility in Bahrain for Tatweer, following a $100mn contract award in September 2015.

The second and third trains now planned by Tatweer (500mn ft3/d each, one being also Petrofac’s contract) would be operational by 2021, Tatweer has said. Neither it not Petrofac  would tell NGW more about the new project, or the value of the latest contract.

Bahrain needs extra gas and plans to open an 8.2bn m3/yr LNG import and regasification facility in 2019.


The country produced 15.1bn m3/yr sales gas in 2017, according to the latest BP Statistical Review of World Energy; none was exported.