The manufacture of 30,000 tonnes of steel has begun for the field’s subsea pipeline and offshore platforms. Initial construction activities have also begun at Khyrsaniyah on the Karan and Manifa gas facilities, associated pipeline, and the Karan sulfur recovery facility.
The Karan onshore facility will have the capacity to process 1.8 Bcf/d of Karan Khuff gas. The gas will then be transported through a 110 km subsea pipeline from the field to onshore processing facilities at the Khursaniyah Gas Plant. The offshore facilities at Karan consist of four production platforms connected to a main tie-in platform that will feed the sour gas to the subsea pipeline. Gas will be processed through three trains, each with a capacity of 600 MMcf/d at Khursaniyah.
Project teams include members from Saudi Aramco and contractors J. Ray McDermott, Hyundai Engineering and Construction Company, Petrofac and GS Engineering.
Karan Gas Projects Department Manager Mr Fuad Al Azman said “The start of fabrication and construction reflects how our project team has risen to meet our challenge of meeting the Kingdom’s future need for gas in a safe, environmentally responsible and high quality manner.”