North Oil lets contracts for Al-Shaheen field

Feb. 1, 2024
A QatarEnergy and TotalEnergies joint venture has let four contract packages for the next development phase of Al-Shaheen field offshore Qatar.

North Oil Co., a joint venture between QatarEnergy (70%) and TotalEnergies (30%), has let four main engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) contract packages for work on the next development phase of Al-Shaheen, Qatar’s largest oil field.

Located in Qatari waters 80 km North of Ras Laffan, Al-Shaheen field began production in 1994. The operator seeks to increase production by about 100,000 b/d.

The latest award packages are part of Project Ru’ya, the third phase of Al-Shaheen’s development since North Oil Co. took over operatorship in July 2017. The project—to be executed over 5 years—aims to develop more than 550 million bbl. Work includes the drilling of more than 200 wells and installation of a new centralized process complex, nine remote wellhead platforms, and associated pipelines. First oil is expected in 2027.

The four EPC packages total more than $6 billion. Scope of work includes:

  • Nine wellhead platforms and jackets in two offshore campaigns valued at about $2.1 billion and awarded to a consortium of McDermott Middle East Inc. and Qingdao McDermott Wuchuan Offshore Engineering Co. (QMW). QMW will be responsible for project management, procurement of bulk materials, fabrication, mechanical completion, pre-commissioning, weighing, loadout, and sea-fastening of the wellhead platforms and jackets while McDermott will perform project management, detailed engineering, procurement of tagged equipment, transportation, offshore installation, hook-up, and commissioning.
  • A 25,000 metric ton central processing platform valued at about $1.9 billion and awarded to a consortium of McDermott Middle East Inc. and Hyundai Heavy Industries.
  • A riser platform valued at about $1.3 billion and awarded to Larsen & Toubro Ltd.
  • Subsea pipelines and cables valued at about $900 million and awarded to China Offshore Oil Engineering Co. (COOEC).