Project Spotlight: Maersk Al Shaheen Offshore Platforms, Qatar

Offshore Development in Qatar Alley, Persian Gulf

The Al Shaheen Oil Field is a production oil and gas field off the north east coast of Qatar in the Persian Gulf, 80 kilometres (50 mi) north of Doha. The oil field lies over the North Gas Field, one of the largest oil fields in the world. The field is operated by Maersk Oil Qatar AS of Denmark under a production sharing agreement with Qatar Petroleum, on behalf of the state of Qatar.

Offshore Platform Infrastructure

The field consists of 131 operational production and water injection wells, 18 permanent platforms, and six production installations connected by 20 pipelines. In 2006, Al Shaheen’s production of 240,000 barrels per day (38,000 m3/d) accounted for a significant portion of Qatar’s total oil production of 815,000 barrels per day (129,600 m3/d). InsulTech is proud to have provided thermal and acoustic insulation used on reciprocating engines and gas turbines installed across multiple platforms at this site.