China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has tendered a contract to build 15 wellpads at its Missan oil fields development in Iraq.

Firms have been asked to submit bids by 23 February.

The scope of work covers the construction of 15 work-over/electric submerged pump (ESP) wellpads and includes:

  • Well-site clearance, backfill, levelling and compaction
  • Cutting and sewage pit, anchor pit, waster pit and septic pit construction
  • Casting concrete for rig base and anchor
  • Steel wire fence and main gate construction around the well site
  • Related ESP operation equipment foundation construction, including fuel tank and its waste ditch, generator, skid for variable speed drive and transformer, junction box and cable tray support
  • Access road to well-site repairing and other temporary work informed by company

A consortium of CNOOC and Turkey Petroleum Overseas (TPAO) signed an agreement with the Oil Ministry in May 2010 to increase production at three fields in the Missan province of southeast Iraq to 450,000 barrels a day (b/d) by the end of 2016.

The development project will be undertaken in two phases. The first three years cover the rehabilitation of the fields and facilities. This has been completed and production lifted to 110,000 b/d since the beginning of 2013.

The second phase, known as the enhanced redevelopment plan, covers the overall development of the fields to reach a production capacity of 450,000 b/d for seven years.

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