NPCC Awarded Second Mega EPC Contract by ADCO on 1.8 MMBOPD Project

Published Date : 30, Mar 2010

Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Operations (ADCO) has awarded yet another EPC Contract to National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) to carry out Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) works on Qusahwira Field as part of Phase I of ADCO's ambitious 1.8 MMBOPD Project scheme. The Contract value is US$ 560 million.

The Contract was signed on 23 March 2010 by Mr. Abdul Munim Saif Al Kindi, General Manager of ADCO, and Mr. Aqeel Madhi, Chief Executive Officer of NPCC.

Earlier in February 2010 ADCO awarded to NPCC the first EPC contract under the scheme which covered facilities required at Bab Field.

The 1.8 MMBOPD Project aims to augment ADCO's exploitation programme from its current crude oil production of 1.4 Million Barrels of Oil Per Day (MMBOPD) to 1.8 MMBOPD. To achieve this, ADCO plans to increase production at existing North-East Bab oil field and to begin productions from other three new oil fields; Bida Al Qemzan, Qusahwira and Bab.

Qusahwira is a new undeveloped field located about 80 Km Southeast of Asab Field. The development drilling has commenced at the end of 2006. The development under Phase I is limited to the southern block of the field which contains developing Thamama Zones A/B and F, which will contribute 30 MBOPD to 1.8 MMBOPD scheme.

NPCC will carry out engineering, procurement and construction of production facilities including central and remote degassing stations, oil producing, water & gas injection wells and around 350 km of pipelines and other associated works including overhead transmission and fiber optic cables.

The overall project is scheduled for completion in 33 months from contract effective date.