Several companies are preparing commercial bids for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts on the second-phase development of Abu Dhabi’s offshore Nasr oil field.

Project owner Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (Adma-Opco) has asked companies to submit commercial proposals for the first and second packages on 20 April and 22 April respectively.

Adma-Opco is carrying out a full-field development of the Nasr field, which is located 30 kilometres to the northeast of the firm’s active Umm Shaif field in the Gulf.

EPC package one covers the construction of seven wellhead platforms, pipelines, modifications to the Integrated Gas Development (IGD) – Habshan platform (HAP) and associated facilities.

Contractors preparing commercial bids for package one include South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), US-based McDermott, local group National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) and UK-based Petrofac, according to sources close to the bidding process.

The larger second package, which is budgeted in excess of $1bn, covers the construction of three processing platforms and associated facilities.

According to sources, consortiums preparing commercial bids for package two on 22 April include:

  • Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (South Korea)/Mustang Engineering (US)
  • Hyundai Engineering & Construction (South Korea)/Doris Engineering (France)
  • HHI (South Korea)/KBR (US)
  • NPCC (UAE)/Fluor (US)
  • Samsung Heavy Industries (South Korea)/WorleyParsons (Australia)

Adma-Opco is likely to award the EPC contracts in the third quarter of 2014, after an assessment of the commercial proposals. Technical EPC bids were submitted for both packages in the first quarter of this year.  

The full-field development is the second phase of the expansions of the Nasr field. Phase one, covering the early production facilities, is currently under execution after the EPC deal was awarded to Indian contractor Larsen & Toubro in 2011.

The scheme forms part of Adma-Opco’s plan to add 400,000 barrels a day (b/d) of production capacity by 2020 from several offshore field developments including Nasr, Satah al-Razboot (Sarb) and Umm al-Lulu.

Adma-Opco is majority-owned by state-run Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), with minority stakes held by the UK’s BP, France’s Total and Japan Oil Development Company (Jodco).