Middle East contracts drive oil and gas contract value growth in Q4 2022


Oil and gas industry contract values saw a significant quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) increase of 27% in Q4 2022, reveals GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, with Middle East contracts driving this increase.

Pritam Kad, Oil and Gas analyst at GlobalData, commented, “The key drivers for the value momentum were Saipem’s US$4.5bn contract from Qatargas for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of the North Field Production Sustainability Natural Gas Compression Complex Project, offshore north-east coast of Qatar; and ADNOC’s $4 billion framework with ADNOC Drilling, Schlumberger, and Haliburton for the integrated drilling fluids services (IDFS) for projects in the UAE.”

Operations and maintenance (O&M) represented 55% of the total contracts in Q4 2022, followed by procurement with 19%, and contracts with multiple scopes, such as construction, design and engineering, installation, O&M, and procurement, accounted for 13%.

The other notable contracts include Sembcorp Marine’s US$3.05bn contract from Petrobras for the EPC of the FPSO P-82 vessel to be deployed on the Buzios field in the pre-salt Santos basin, Brazil; and JGC Holdings, and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) consortium’s contract estimated between US$2-$3bn from Petronas for the engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning (EPCC) of nearshore FLNG plant with an expected capacity of 2mn tonnes per annum (mtpa) in Sabah, Malaysia.