Since completing the FEED for the Iraq Crude Oil Export Expansion Project (ICOEEP) in 2010, we have been working as project management consultant for Iraq’s South Oil Company (SOC), managing a programme of projects, overseeing the EPC contractors for each of the two phases of this strategically important crude oil export expansion programme.
We also managed the free-issued materials ordered as long-lead items during the FEED phase, and administered survey works, operations and maintenance contracts for the offshore facilities, as well as developing contracts for the removal of the wreck of a supertanker in the vicinity of the single-point mooring (SPM) operating areas.
A very familiar situation for us, Phase 2 spans multiple execution centres around the globe and our experienced teams have been resident in all of these execution centres to manage and oversee the completion of the works.
Phase 1, which started exporting crude oil through two new 48” pipelines installed from Fao to the offshore site through two SPMs, doubled exports from the southern ports by adding 1.8 million barrels per day of export. Phase 2, completed in 2014, with two more SPMs and a new central manifold and meeting platform, adds the same amount again.
In addition, we are now involved as PMC for this programme of expansion projects in assisting SOC in the administration of the Operations and Maintenance contract and the salvage of a supertanker wreck to be removed from the export routes.