Gulf of Suez Petroleum Company (GUPCO)
Gulf of Suez, Egypt

Self-Contained Waterflood Facility & 12-mile Pipeline

​The El Morgan Waterflood includes facilities for processing, transporting and injecting treated sea water directly into wells offshore at the El Morgan Field. Fluor performed engineering, design and construction management of the facility. The project facility incorporates a manifold platform with fuel gas compression along with the installation of a 12-mile water pipeline.

The facility is designed to handle a base load of 321,000 barrels per day of finished water with the capability of delivering in excess of 400,000 b/d under favorable conditions.

Client's Challenge

​Gulf of Suez Petroleum Company (GUPCO) is one of the largest energy companies in the Middle East with vast infrastructure. To maximize their asset value, GUPCO is leveraging innovative waterflooding techniques.

The El Morgan Waterflood removes entrained solids from seawater, treats chemicals and bacteria as necessary, controls scale and corrosion and de-aerates. Once treated, the water is pumped to the El Morgan Field for injection directly into the El Morgan wells. The facility's layout allows for future expansion by installation of comparable equipment.

Fluor's Solution

​The engineering services which Fluor provided through the preparation of field fabrication drawings included detailed specifications. Fluor qualified contractors and assisted GUPCO in the analysis and selection of all vendors and subcontractors. In addition, Fluor developed a materials control system to augment the purchasing operation and coordinated engineering and buying efforts.​

Fluor also provided personnel for construction management and inspection functions through start-up. Responsibilities included bid analysis, scheduling of construction, coordination of contractor's work, purchasing and material delivery and field engineering.


​The El Morgan Waterflood project was successfully completed on-schedule and budget.​