Fluor's role in the expansive Gas Program for ARAMCO included engineering, procurement support, construction management, and major construction activities for a substantial portion of the program's activities.
The engineering scope of the ARAMCO Gas Program involved more people in more offices than any other project in Fluor's history. Between 1975 and 1982 more than 18 million work hours were required to accomplish Fluor's engineering scope of work. Fluor offices in Houston, Texas; London and Manchester, U.K.; Haarlem, The Netherlands; and Dusseldorf, Germany contributed engineers to this massive undertaking.
The Project Directorate was located at the Fluor Arabia Limited office in Dhahran.
Each Fluor office had specific responsibilities. The Houston office managed work in Europe and the United States and was also responsible for engineering on the Shedgum and Uthmaniyah Gas Plants, and the modification of 25 Gas Oil Separation Plants (GOSPs) at Shedgum and Uthmaniyah. Fluor's offshore group engineered more than 500 miles of gas gathering pipelines to bring the associated gas from the GOSPs to the gas plants. The U.K. office engineered the Berri gas plant modifications, and the office in The Netherlands engineered fractionation centers at Ju'aymah and Yanbu.
The construction portion of the project consumed over 125 million work hours.