Al Yasat Petroleum lets contract for Belbazem block development

Al Yasat Petroleum has let a contract to National Petroleum Construction Co. and its joint venture partner Petrofac to provide front-end engineering design services for the Belbazem Block Development Project offshore Abu Dhabi.

Al Yasat Petroleum, an ADNOC Group company and joint venture with China National Petroleum Corp., has let a contract to National Petroleum Construction Co. (NPCC) and its JV partner Petrofac to provide front-end engineering design services for the Belbazem Block Development Project offshore Abu Dhabi.

The scope of work includes the submission of a FEED package and proposal for the engineering, procurement, construction, and installation of the facilities, with the execution of the EPCI work to be awarded on a design competition basis.

The Belbazem block consists of three oil-bearing structures—Belbazem, Umm Al Salsal, and Umm Al Dholou. Upon completion, the block is expected to produce 45,000 b/d of oil and 765,000 cu m/day of gas, while maintaining reservoir pressure support with water injection.

Together, NPCC and ADNOC have achieved a number of milestones, said Ahmed Al Dhaheri, chief executive officer of NPCC, “including the recent load-out of one of the world’s largest offshore oil platforms to mark the completion of phase two of Umm Lulu’s super complex development (OGJ Online, June 28, 2019).”

ADNOC plans to increase its production capacity from 4 million b/d by the end of 2020 to 5 million b/d by 2030 (OGJ Online, Nov. 5, 2018).

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