Karan Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Saudi Aramco
  • Country: Saudi Arabia
  • Location: Offshore
  • Production start: 2012
  • Partners:
  • Type: Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume: 1.8 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d)


  • Saudi Arabia's first offshore non-associated gas development
  • The project comprises four wellhead complexes each of which has a platform topside with gas, chemical injection, and controls facilities as well as a bridge connected auxiliary platform, associated flare bridges and stacks.
  • The four wellhead complexes are clustered around a tie-in platform with similar facilities. The project also includes intrafield pipelines as well as a 110 kilometer trunkline to the shore and all subsea power distribution cables
  • The onshore gas processing facilities will process one billion standard cubic feet per day (SCFD) of gas
  • Sour gas is delivered via a 110-kilometer subsea pipeline to the Khursaniyah Gas Processing Plant


  • Foster Wheeler: Front-end engineering design (FEED) and program management services contract for onshore gas processing facilities
  • McDermott:
    • Offshore Platforms and Subsea Pipelines
    • Fabrication of a new wellhead platform, auxiliary platform, jacket and link bridge, with subsea installation of a 20-inch flowline and a 15kV composite power and fiber optic cable
  • FoundOcean: Grouting


  • 2006 - Karan Gas Field discovered
  • 2007 - Foster Wheeler awarded onshore gas processing facilities contract
  • 2008 - McDermott awarded Offshore Platforms and Subsea Pipelines
  • 2012 - McDermott awarded platform contract
  • 2012 - Gas processing facilities completed



  1. Exploration And Production In Saudi Arabia
  2. FoundOcean Subsea References
  3. Foster Wheeler Awarded Feed for Karan Onshore Gas Processing Facilities in Saudi Arabia
  4. J. Ray Awarded Karan Project in Saudi Arabia
  5. McDermott Awarded Two Projects for Saudi Aramco
  6. Karan milestone reached

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