Onshore/Offshore Facilities

Saipem Secures $1-Billion Contract for Libyan Natural Gas Field

Company to revamp the platforms and facilities of the Bouri gas field offshore Libya.


Italian oilfield services provider Saipem said 9 August that it was awarded a contract worth about $1 billion for work in offshore Libya's shallow-water Bouri natural gas field.

Mellitah Oil & Gas, the Eni-led operator of the country’s Bouri Gas Utilization Project, selected Saipem to revamp the field’s platforms and facilities. The Bouri gas field lies in water depths between 145 and 183 m and about 120 km northwest of Tripoli.

Saipem said the contract includes the engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning of a 5,000-ton gas recovery module onto the existing DP4 offshore facility and the laying of 28 km of pipelines to connect the DP3, DP4, and Sabratha platforms. The Saipem 7000 semisubmersible heavy-lifting vessel will carry out the main lifting activities.

The company said this contract award confirms its commitment and competitive positioning offshore Libya, and that the project, when completed, will make an important contribution to reducing CO2 emissions in the country.