Descon wins $170m Abu Dhabi onshore oil field contract

22 October 2015

Pakistan-based group to install tie-ins at 60 wells

  • Second package of Tie-in at South East project covers wells at three fields
  • Al-Asab was awarded package A on project

Pakistan-based Descon Engineering has won an estimated $170m contract to install facilities at Abu Dhabi’s South East asset onshore oil fields, according to a source familiar with the project.

The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract was awarded by Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations (Adco) for the Tie-in at South East (Package B) project.

Under the contract, Descon will supply and install tie-ins at 60 wells at the Shah, Mender and Qusahwira fields. It is expected to take 30 months to carry out.

The Tie-in at South East (Package A) was awarded to the local Al-Asab General Contracting Company for a value of about $175m, MEED reported earlier this month. The package A scope of work includes facilities at 54 wells on the Asab field and four wells at the Sahil field.

Adco is a joint venture of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc), France’s Total, Japan’s Inpex and South Korea’s GS Energy. The onshore operator is expected to award more stakes to bring the interest held by international oil companies to 40 per cent.  

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