Contracts let for full Umm Lulu development

Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Co. (ADMA-OPCO) has let a $1.69 billion contract to a combine led by National Petroleum Construction Co. (NPCC) of Abu Dhabi and including Technip of France related to full-field development of Umm Lulu oil field offshore Abu Dhabi (OGJ Online, May 5, 2010).

The engineering, procurement, and construction contract covers process facilities.

NPCC and Technip will install, commission, and start up a “super complex” comprising six bridge-linked platforms including gathering, separation, gas-treatment, and water-disposal facilities; utilities; and accommodation modules. With associated jackets, flares, bridges, and subsea composite cables, the equipment will weigh more than 66,000 tonnes.

Platform installation will use a floatover method, developed by Technip, allowing much of the hook-up and precommissioning work to be completed onshore before load-out at NPCC’s yard in Abu Dhabi.

Technip will handle engineering and share the procurement and commissioning work with NPCC, which will handle fabrication and installation.

Completion is due in first-half 2018.

ADMA-OPCO recently let a $765 million contract to NPC for engineering, procurement, and construction of six wellhead towers, 90 km of infield pipelines, a 125-km oil pipeline, 100 km of fiber optic cables, and brownfield modifications to two wellhead towers at Umm Lulu.

The contracts are part of the second phase of Umm Lulu development, which will push production to 105,000 b/d. First-phase output is 24,000 b/d. Production moves to Zirku Island.

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