Frames completes solar powered chemical injection systems for Kuwait Oil Company EPF-50


ALPHEN AAN DEN RIJN, The Netherlands -- In partnership, Frames and aQuaintance have successfully completed the design and manufacturing of four solar powered chemical injection systems for the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) Early Production Facility-50.

This project is part of the first phase of development of Jurassic gas field. The chemical injection systems are designed to prevent hydrate formation during the winter period in Kuwait. 

In June 2015, Frames and aQuaintance were awarded the design and supply of the systems. In December 2015, the skids were transported to Kuwait, followed by start-up and commissioning by Frames on-site. 

Transportable and suitable package for any location

This project clearly shows Frames’ added value as a solution provider in challenging times. The chemical injection package replaces various pieces of equipment that are currently installed.

The complete package is also designed for stand-alone operation in an Ex zone 2 environment in the dessert and does not require any auxiliary power supplies. “Due to our know-how and thirty years of experience in the oil and gas industry, we were able to set up an intergrated system, which is transportable and suitable for deployment at any other field as well,” says Nick Bartels, project manager at Frames Flow Control and Safeguarding. 

Short delivery time

The project was executed as a fast-track project. The delivery time from order receipt until delivery was only 24 weeks for four skids. As Bartels stated: “We worked closely together with both aQuaintance and Shell Kuwait during the entire project. This led to a fast, efficient, and effective project execution, especially during the documentation and procurement phases.” 

The relation between Frames, aQuaintance and Shell goes back for more than ten years. Their joint effort was the key to the success of this project.

“During our intensive collaboration, we combined our strengths and together we developed a smart solution for chemical injections packages. This was very convincing to KOC. Our solution, in combination with the history of previous projects executed by Frames and aQuaintance, resulted in this order for Shell Kuwait and KOC,” explains Bartels. 

Early Production Facility-50

Early Production Facility-50 is part of the North Kuwait Jurassic Gas (NKJG) reservoirs that are currently under development by KOC. Jurassic gas field is a challenging environment consisting of heterogeneous carbonate reservoirs with natural fractures that can contribute significantly to productivity. The development comprises three phases.

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