Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (Adma-Opco) has invited engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firms to bid for contracts at two major offshore fields in April and May.

Four packages have been tendered in total. For the Umm al-Lulu oil field, technical proposals for package-1, covering wellheads and pipelines are due to be submitted on 24 April, according to sources close to the scheme. Proposals for central processing facilities, package-2, are due on 22 May.

Two further packages (3 and 4) have also been issued for the Satah al-Rasboot (Sarb) field, covering 190 kilometres of 12-48 inch pipelines, four flares, two riser platforms and bridges and related facilities, as well as onshore facilities.

Contracts could be awarded as early as September 2012.

Package Scope Contractors invited include:
Umm al-Lulu 1 Wellheads and pipelines
  • J Ray McDermott (Jebel Ali-based)
  • Larsen & Toubro (India)
  • Leighton Offshore (Australia)
  • National Petroleum Construction Company (UAE)
  • Saipem (Italy)
  • Samsung Engineering (South Korea)
  • Technip (France)
Umm al-Lulu 2 Central processing facilities
  • J Ray McDermott
  • Larsen & Toubro
  • National Petroleum Construction Company
  • Hyundai Heavy Industries  (South Korea)
  • Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (South Korea)
  • Saipem
  • Technip
Sarb 3 Pipelines, flares and platforms
  • Hyundai Heavy Industries
  • Larsen & Toubro
  • Leighton Offshore
  • Petrofac (UK)
  • National Petroleum Construction Company
  • Saipem
  • Samsung Engineering
  • Technip
Sarb 4 Onshore facilities
  • Larsen & Toubro
  • J Ray McDermott
  • Hyundai Heavy Engineering (South Korea)
  • National Petroleum Construction Company
  • Petrofac Samsung Engineering
  • Technip
  • SK Engineering & Construction (South Korea)
Source: MEED

Adma-Opco is developing the Umm al-Lulu, Nasr and Sarb oil fields as part of the Abu Dhabi’s plan to boost offshore production capacity to 1.75 million barrels a day (b/d) by 2020, from 1.1 million b/d currently. The Umm al-Lulu and Sarb fields will add 100,000 b/d each. 

Adma-Opco is a joint venture of Adnoc, the UK’s BP, France’s Total, Japan’s Inpex and Japan Oil Development Company.