Petrofac awarded services contract in Azerbaijan

Petrofac, via a joint venture with the State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SOCAR), has secured an engineering and technical services contract to support Total and SOCAR’s exploration and production activities in Azerbaijan.

The contract is for 12 months with an option to extend, and will see the JV company supporting activities at the Absheron natural gas field.

SOCAR and Total each have a 50% stake in the field, with SOCAR’s semi-submersible rig Heydar Aliyev successfully completing drilling of a first well earlier in the year.

Mani Rajapathy, managing director Petrofac EPS East, commented: “We are pleased to be expanding our service offering in Azerbaijan, and look forward to providing engineering and wider technical services to support Total and SOCAR. Petrofac’s Training Services business has been active in-country since 2004 providing skills development opportunities across the country’s oil and gas and petrochemical industries, so this award further underpins our presence in the region.”

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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