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AlMansoori Delivers Facilities for Kenya’s First Oil Wells

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

AlMansoori Specialized Engineering has successfully contributed to the Early Oil Pilot Scheme (EOPS) launch leading to Kenya’s first oil production and export program by providing facilities for the landmark project.

The $15-million contract with Tullow Oil, part of Kenya’s EOPS, included the provision of degassing facilities for three well pads and an early production facility (EPF) for oil and water separation, stabilization, storage and export.

The wells and the facilities were designed and manufactured by AlMansoori in Abu Dhabi.

In line with its commitment to supporting the local workforce, AlMansoori has recruited personnel from the local community and has established a program to train and develop these local young people to work in the facilities. Furthermore, AlMansoori is utilizing local fabricators and suppliers to outsource the required materials and consumables for these operations.

The EOPS is a momentous project because it establishes Kenya as the first East African nation to export oil.

Under the scheme, oil from the wells will be transported by road to refineries in Mombasa in advance of an 821 kms pipeline being constructed to allow full production by 2021/2022.