AMEC Wins Oil & Gas Services Contract in Azerbaijan

AMEC has won a further oil and gas services contract in the Caspian region, extending its long term relationship with the Azerbaijan International Operating Company (AIOC) operated by BP.

The four-year contract, valued at a total US$175m (AMEC share US$50m), was awarded to the AMEC-led ATA (AMEC/Tekfen/Azfen) consortium and is to develop the next stage of the giant Azeri – Chirag – Gunashli oilfields complex in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea. AMEC will be managing the project and will be working very closely with the other members of the consortium.

"This contract clearly reflects our leading position in providing high value support services for our key clients around the world and our expertise in project management," said Neil Bruce, Managing Director, of AMEC's oil gas division. "It follows eight years work in Azerbaijan with AIOC/BP where we have provided a range of services including project management, asset support and training services. It also provides AMEC with a sustainable business in the Caspian for the next four years."

AMEC is already involved in a range of both onshore and offshore projects in the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli oilfields including project management services to Phase 1 of the development, as part of the ATA consortium, and the recent award of support services to the Chirag-1 Production Platform and surrounding platforms in the Caspian Sea.