Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) has signed a AED 2.8 billion ($765.94 million) Engineering, Procurement '&' Construction (EPC) contract for Umm Lulu (UL) Full Field Development Project Package-1 with the National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC).
The UL development is a strategic initiative of ADNOC and fits within the context of ADMA-OPCO's plans to add 300 mbpd of additional production from its new fields: Umm Lulu, Nasr and Satah Al-Razboot (SARB) as part of its overall scheme to raise its oil production from the current 600,000 bpd to around one million bpd by 2020, ADMA-OPCO said in a press release.
Offshore developments are playing a key role in Abu Dhabi's efforts to increase its crude production capacity to 3.5 million bpd from today's estimated 2.7 million bpd. The contract was signed at ADMA-OPCO's Headquarters (June 18th) by Ali Rashed Al-Jarwan, CEO of ADMA-OPCO and Ali Ghanim Bin Hamoodah, Senior Vice President (Projects - Engineering) for ADMA-OPCO.
Aqeel Madhi, CEO of NPCC and Hanna Dahdah, NPCC Vice President (Contracts) signed for NPCC, in presence of Shafique Al-Dhiyebi, Senior Vice President (Projects) NPCC. Also present were senior executives from both companies. Following the signing ceremony, Al-Jarwan highly commended the prudence of the Government of Abu Dhabi and the unlimited support given by the Emirate's Leadership to the oil and gas production enhancement plans.
"The contract signing comes under the guidance of Abu Dhabi Government and the support of the Supreme Petroleum Council and the Shareholders," said CEO, stressing that the entire project is in line with ADNOC guidelines to ensure sustained oil production while maintaining high HSE standards.
NPCC CEO expressed satisfaction with his company's strong and lasting partnership with ADMA-OPCO, saying that "NPCC will spare no effort to execute the project to the full satisfaction of ADMA-OPCO and will ensure the highest abidance by ADNOC HSE Criteria." The EPC work entails the construction and installation of 6 new Well Head Towers along with a Riser Platform Topside, infield pipelines (90 kms), Main Oil Lines (125 km), Fiber Optic Cables (100 km) and Brownfield modifications on two existing wellhead towers in UL Field.
The field is being developed in two phases; in Phase -1, the early production two WTHs are being installed along with other facilities and the well fluids will be processed through the facilities of an ADNOC Group company; the EPC work of this phase is currently in progress.
UL Phase II includes the EPC work of Package-1 , which is specified above and the EPC work of Package-2 which comprises the construction of a SuperComplex consisting of a gas treatment platform, a separation platform, a riser platform, a utilities platform, an accommodation platform, a water disposal platform and two flare platforms.
ADMA-OPCO has recently signed two EPC contracts valued at AED 8.8 billion ($2.4b) for SARB Full Field Development Project with S. Korea's Hyundai Engineering '&' Construction Company (HDEC) and Petrofac International, Abu Dhabi. The full field development of Umm Al-Lulu and SARB oil and gas fields should contribute to an incremental 200,000 bpd.