In a pre-close trading update, the FTSE 250-listed group also said its net debt is expected to be around US$250mln as at 31 December 2018 benefitting from lower capital expenditure, a working capital inflow in the second half of 2018 and approximately US$0.5bn of net divestment proceeds.
The company added: “We continue to review options for our remaining non-core assets, consistent with our strategy to reduce capital intensity.”
Ayman Asfari, Petrofac's group chief executive, commented: "We are on course to report good results, which reflect solid operational performance in all our businesses and excellent progress delivering our strategy.”
He added: "Healthy new order intake in both our core and growth markets reflects our competitiveness in a market that has seen some delays in contract awards.”
The group – which still has a Serious Fraud Office investigation looming over it - said it will announce its full-year results for the year ending 31 December 2018 on 28 February 2019.