Australian engineering company WorleyParsons has been awarded a contract by Saudi Aramco for work on the Marjan oil field development in Saudi Arabia. According to a Tuesday statement by the Australian company, it was awarded the project management and front end engineering and design (FEED) services for the offshore oil and gas facilities portion and the onshore upstream and downstream pipelines portion of Saudi Aramco’s Marjan oil field development program.Under the agreement, WorleyParsons will provide project management and FEED services.The services will be executed from WorleyParsons’ office in Al-Khobar in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with support from other WorleyParsons offices.“We are pleased to build on our relationship with Saudi Aramco through this significant contract,” said Andrew Wood, Chief Executive Officer of WorleyParsons.Less than two months ago, Saudi Aramco awarded Amec Foster Wheeler a contract for facilities required as part of the integrated oil and gas expansion of the Marjan offshore and onshore oilfield in the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia. Under the five-year contract, Amec Foster Wheeler will deliver the pre-FEED, FEED, overall program management, and other support services for an additional 300,000 barrels per day gas/oil separation train, a world scale greenfield gas processing plant, a cogeneration facility and modifications to an existing facility to add natural gas liquids fractionation capacity.Recently, Saudi Arabia reportedly thwarted what appeared to be an attack on Marjan oilfield in the country’s territorial waters.According to Wood Mackenzie, the Marjan complex, located off Saudi Arabia’s east coast, contains four offshore fields – Marjan, Lawhah, Maharah and Hamur. Marjan, the largest of the four, is a super-giant field that straddles the offshore median line with Iran. The majority of oil reserves lie within the Saudi Arabian part of the field although the Iranian portion, which is called Foroozan, also contains significant volumes of oil.
Response teams have been in Versailles cleaning up the fuel spill since Sunday.VERSAILLES – Emergency and response crews have been busy this week cleaning up a fuel leak at the Marathon station at the intersection of U.S. 50 and U.S. 421 in Versailles.Firefighters were paged out to the area of U.S. 50 and John Paul Street after receiving a complaint of a strong smell of fuel Sunday, according to the Versailles Republican.Crews traced the spill to the gas station and have worked this week with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Ripley County EMA and the Department of Natural Resources to contain and clean up the spill.While residents passing by may smell fuel in the area, Versailles Fire Chief Ben Sieverding said that the fuel spill is not a threat to public safety.“Safety-wise at this point no, no, it’s more of an environmental issue for now,” Sieverding said.Officials are working to contain the fuel from getting into the water with a lake and creeks nearby.Patrick Rose, director of Ripley County EMA says, “At this time, we have no reports or verification that [fuel] has went into a water source.”“Indiana Department of Environmental Management Response have on-site coordinators. They have been outstanding as far as getting this handled. Their still there, they’ve been there all four days,” Rose added.Local and state agencies are working with business owners as clean-up efforts continue Thursday without an estimated completion time.WRBI will bring you the latest coverage in this developing story both on-air and online.
Alan Pardew praised Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray after his brace led the Eagles to a 3-1 Premier League victory over West Ham on Saturday afternoon.The 31-year-old struggled for game time under former boss Neil Warnock but starred in a convincing win at Upton Park with two headers either side of a Scott Dann goal.He was later sent off for two bookable offences, but with fellow forwards Fraizer Campbell, Yaya Sanogo and Marouane Chamakh all out injured, Pardew was full of praise for deputising Murray.“He’s got that nous as a number nine to find that space and be in the right place at the crucial time,” said the manager.“He could have had a hat-trick in the first half and, I hope he doesn’t feel I’m insulting him, but he isn’t the quickest.“Teddy [Sheringham] coaches here at West Ham and I had him as a player. He’s a bit like that in creating room and chances for himself without pace. He’s clever.”Murray spent time out on loan earlier in the season as former boss Warnock deemed him surplus to requirements at Selhurst Park – but Pardew had other ideas.“We had four Championship teams that felt they had a chance of him on loan – Reading the most prominent as he has been there,” he added.“But I gave him a new contract and said ‘you’re going to stay here and help us get out of this situation’.“He’s been unfortunate as Fraizer came in and did brilliantly for us – so he’s had to be patient but he’s rewarded me in this game and I can’t thank him enough – he was terrific.“I felt sorry for him that he was sent off. It was probably my fault – I should have got Shola [Ameobi] on earlier. But it was too late.”Murray, who will now miss Tuesday’s clash with Southampton through suspension, said he was guilty of a number of “stupid fouls” in the lead up to his dismissal by referee Mike Dean.“Obviously it’s great to get a couple of goals but I’m disappointed to get sent off, it was just a reaction and I think the referee was almost waiting to send me off after a few stupid fouls,” he told Sky Sports.“I gave him that option and he took it. We spoke about it at half-time – ‘don’t make a challenge’ – and I managed not to outside the box but it was just a reaction inside the box unfortunately.“He just said there’d been a few niggly little fouls and he’d kept having to stop the game so he’d said: ‘no more’.”