This Day in History (2006): Massive Manifa gets under way
The mega-project was pegged to provide 900,000 barrels per day of crude oil when scoped in December 2005.
From the Nov. 15, 2006, edition of The Arabian Sun
With the signing of the Program Management contract and Front End Engineering and Design Contract, work officially began on Manifa -- the second largest of Aramco's mega-projects in terms of production.
"This is one of the most significant and important projects for Saudi Aramco," said Mohammed A. Al-Juwair, acting executive director of Project Management. "It will add 900,000 barrels per day of crude oil to Saudi Aramco's production, which is every important to the Kingdom and the world.
In December 2005, Saudi Aramco Project Management and Facilities Planning held preliminary meetings to define the scope of work for Manifa and to assess what was required to produce 900,000 bpd of crude oil.
In addition to the 900,000 bpd of crude oil, the central processing facility is expected to handle 120 million standard cubic feet per day of sour gas, 50,000 bpd of condensate, and 950,000 bpd of produced water.
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