July 2022, TYHOO awarded new contract for pipeline internal field joint coating service for oil pipelines in Shaybah oilfield, Saudi Arabia.
This new contract consists various pipe sizes covering 8”, 16”, 20” and 24”, and internal field joint coating work has commenced since July 2022. This contract for Onshore Maintain Potential Program is estimated to be long-lasting along with consistent drilling ongoing by Saudi Aramco, the biggest oil producer in the world.
“Working in Shaybah oilfield is quite challenging due to the far distance from cities and deep in desert. However, with excellent TYHOO operation teamwork, advanced robotic equipment, support and trust from our client, TYHOO has done a fantastic job with satisfying quality which is highly praised by Contractor and Saudi Aramco.” Said Mr. Gavin Wang, TYHOO deputy general manager, internal field joint coating business division director.
Shaybah Oil Field is a super-giant oil field under the control of Saudi Arabia and is located in the northern edge of the Rub' Al-Khali/Empty Quarter desert. It is located about 10 km south of the border to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, which is a straight line drawn in the desert.
When established, the Shaybah oilfield had estimated reserves of over 14 billion barrels (2.2×109 m3) of crude oil and 25 trillion cubic feet (710 km3) of gas. Saudi Aramco brought the project on-stream in 1998. The crude is Arabian extra light, a high-quality crude grade with a specific gravity of 42 degrees api and a sulphur content of less than 0.7 percent. The oil reservoir is found at a depth of 1,494 meters and is itself 122 meters thick.