L&T Hydrocarbon, the wholly-owned subsidiary of L&T dedicated to oil and gas, secured a major contract in the Middle East valued at approx. USD 846M from the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC). L&T Hydrocarbon will execute a complete engineer-procure-construct (EPC) contract for a gathering centre for KOC, a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) and fully owned by the State of Kuwait.
Located in north Kuwait, the oil gathering facilities will receive crude from the Raudhatain fields. The gathering centre is designed for a multi-stage process that will separate 100,000BOPD of crude oil, 240,000BWPD of water and 62.5MMSCFD of associated gas to meet the quality requirements of downstream operations. The scope of L&T’s contract includes project management, detailed engineering, procurement, supply, construction, testing, mechanical completion, pre-commissioning, commissioning assistance including performance testing.
The new facilities will support KOC’s long-term strategy for the development of the North Kuwait fields to increase oil production to 1MMBOPD by 2015/2016.