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MENAI Regional Update


Imran Esmail


Wednesday, 21 December 2022

Here’s a Middle East North Africa India (MENAI) Regional Update from Imran Esmail io’s VP MENAI based in Doha, Qatar. 

2022 has been a fantastic year for io in the region with multiple project awards from a few hundred hour studies to successfully completing a significant FEED. These projects range across our traditional hydrocarbons market, where we apply a low carbon solutions mindset, and the exciting energy transition space where we have completed projects in Carbon Capture & Storage, Geothermal, Hydrogen and Emissions Reduction.

io is not an average consultancy, we are an early stage project architect, composed of engineers with a consulting mindset, focussed on solving our clients’ ultimate problems, as opposed to being blindly driven by delivery of a fixed scope of work. It’s an exciting place to work and offers our clients a unique approach to project development and the chance to unlock enhanced value. 

We have also secured several engineering service agreements in the region, the foundation to a solid pipeline of future work.

Our recent awards and successfully completed projects include:

  • Onshore Hydrocarbon FEED – North Africa

  • CO2 Sequestration Study - UAE

  • Deflaring / Emissions Reduction Study - Confidential

  • Sovereign Wealth Fund Blue Hydrogen Due Diligence - Confidential

  • Development of Companywide Strategy for Implementing CCUS at Power Stations - UAE

  • Carbon Separation Solution Development for an NOC – Middle East

  • Geothermal Study - India

  • Offshore Hydrocarbon Complex Decarbonisation Study - UAE

  • Multiple Facilities Integration Feasibility Study - UAE

  • Deepwater Development Feasibility Study & Owners Engineer - Egypt

  • Gas Management PreFEED - Iraq

  • Heavy Oil Study - Iraq

  • Project Management & Specialist Technical Consulting support to FEED - Qatar 

  • Early Production System Design Review - Iraq

  • Specialist Technical Consulting support to FEED - Qatar

  • Crude Reception Facility FEED Specialist Technical Consulting - UAE

  • Organisation Review for an Independent Energy Co - Confidential

  • Concept to PreFEED Engineering Services Agreement – Qatar

  • Concept to FEED Engineering Services Agreement – Middle East

  • Concept to FEED Engineering Services Agreement – North Africa

  • Assess, Select & FEED Engineering Services Agreement – MENAI

This blend of traditional hydrocarbon development studies, industrial decarbonisation studies and clean energy developments reflects our global as well as local focus as we look to support the MENAI region in its ambitions towards energy transition.

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