Case Study:

Mellitah Oil and Gas Complex

Location100km west of Tripoli on the Mediterranean shore. 22km east of Zara City Libya.
ClientsMellitah Oil and Gas B.V, Eni Group
MissionTo fault-find and repair essential emergency equipment on Mellitah Complex - one of the world’s largest gas treatment plants. This plant treats the gas and condensate production arriving from Sabratha Offshore Platform.

The Location

Mellitah Complex, Sabratha, Libya

The Challenge

The project was carried out in a high-risk geographical location due to ongoing hostilities within the country. With all Libyan airports closed, workers required an international helicopter trip to reach the site. In addition, the plant was live and had an extremely high concentration of hydrogen sulphide. The activities had to be carried out using extremely strict ISSOW which was to be managed under a dual language, this included developing a bespoke simultaneous operations procedure and specific task risk assessments. This plant was one of the only operating sites to generate revenue during this time of country conflict.

The Result

A specialist team of experts were identified and mobilised complete with their own equipment and necessary paperwork within 14 days of the project request. Remote vendor support was used in the fault-finding exercise, resulting in the equipment being restored to full designed capacity.

This project was completed and signed off within 14 days of initial mobilisation. The team provided 24-hour cover to ensure the activities on the three emergency generator sets was completed as quickly and as safely as possible.

Key Stats

  • 6

    Processing Gas Trains

  • 31000

    Barrels of liquids per day

  • High levels of H2s

  • 450

    metric tons of sulphur per day

  • 695

    MMSCFDs of gas per day

“When the Ocean Kinetics team arrived on site they adapted immediately to the challenges that they would be facing during the work activity, including, working within a live plant with a very high concentration of H2s.

"Working with a multi-cultural workforce posed them no issue and the activity was completed in a safe and very professional manner. We would have no hesitation in bringing Ocean Kinetics back in the future.”
Site Manager, Mellitah Oil and Gas
 

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