United Arab Emirates
In February 2010, Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO) awarded a contract worth approximately $US683 million to National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) for the construction of a 950 km oil pipeline in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
NPCC will perform the EPC for the new pipeline, as well as production well tie-ins and flowlines that will connect the field to four new production facilities. The contract is expected to be executed in 30 months to increase the capacity of the Bab field from 1.4 MMbbl/d to 1.8 MMbbl/d by 2017.
Dolphin Energy has completed the commissioning of early gas facilities in August 2009 at the gas receiving station associated with the Taweelah – Fujairah gas pipeline. The 240 km Taweelah – Fujairah pipeline will carry gas from the Taweelah gas terminal on the Persian Gulf coast, to treatment facilities in the emirate of Fujairah near the Oman border. The project is set to be completed later this year.
In January 2010, UAE-based construction firm Dodsal secured contracts worth over $US160 million to construct two gas pipelines in Abu Dhabi. The first contract is for the replacement of a 100 km, 36 inch diameter pipeline linking Abu Dhabi Gas Industries’ (GASCO) Thamma C production facilities in the northeast to the firm’s Asab field in the south. The contract is worth approximately $US85 million.
The second EPC contract includes construction of the 45 km, 48 inch diameter Mirfa – Habshan nitrogen pipeline. Part of the joint venture industrial gas scheme by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Germany’s Linde, this pipeline will link Mirfa, in west Abu Dhabi, with the Habshan oil field, located in the south of the capital.
China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) have signed an EPC contract for the Abu Dhabi crude oil pipeline project.
The project will involve the construction of a 400 km, 48 inch diameter pipeline, which will run from the Habshan oil field in the west to the Fujairah Port in the east, and will have a designed delivery capacity of
1.5 MMbbl/d and a maximum capacity of
WorleyParsons has been awarded the front-end engineering and design contract, while Germany’s ILF Consulting Engineers is managing the project. Trial operation of the pipeline is estimated to start by the end of 2010, while the whole project is expected to be completed in August 2011.
BJ Process and Pipeline Services has successfully completed a pipeline pre-commissioning operation for the Atlantis development, which comprises a wellhead platform that feeds a stand-alone pipeline extending 75 km to shore. The contract was completed for Global Industries, the installation contractor for the offshore section of the development.
Oman and India are examining the possibility of constructing a 28 inch diameter, 1,100 km subsea gas pipeline that could significantly boost India’s energy industry. The pipeline would be constructed at a maximum depth of 3,500 m, and is expected to have a capacity of 20 Bcm/a.