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Case Study: Oil and Gas Project


Zikhara Solutions was contracted by a leading international oil and gas services company undertaking a new project in a remote site in Kenya. The client required support to establish an exploration base through the procurement and commissioning of infrastructure and equipment.

The Project

The client required a significant range of goods and minor works delivered within a tight time frame to meet their work schedule on a new oil and gas site project in Kenya. The client requirements also included the management of all the transport to the remote site and commissioning of key pieces of infrastructure through an onsite crew.

The services provided by Zikhara included project management, procurement, minor works and construction, the transport of goods to site and commissioning of key infrastructure to the clients high safety standards. Numerous purchase orders were issued over a 4 month period.

The goods supplied included:

  • A number of converted 40 foot shipping containers fitted out with power, air conditioning, and interior fitment to specifications necessary for site functions such as a laboratory, ablutions, offices and storage/warehousing units. The units were placed on site with concrete bases and commissioned. Each container was provided with all required compliance certificates and testing results;
  • Generators, cables, switches, lights;
  • air conditioning units;
  • General stores including chairs, tables and kitchen equipment; and
  • Power tools and miscellaneous tools for construction tasks.

The Outcome

The successful procurement, delivery and acceptance of all goods to the project site within 30 days of issue of the individual purchase order; this included the minor construction work for container fit out and commissioning to the clients standards. The clients’ project schedule for this work was maintained by Zikhara.

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