Abu Dhabi has commissioned the phase-one facilities on its offshore Nasr oil field development after completing the installation of early production facilities.
Field operator Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (Adma-Opco) pumped the first oil from the field on 24 January and plan to ramp up production over the course of the year.
The first well flowed at 6,000 barrels a day (b/d) and Nasr is expected to hit production of 22,000 b/d by the end of 2015.
The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for Nasr phase one was awarded to Indias Larsen & Toubro in July 2011 and the company appears to have delivered the project on schedule.
Nasr phase one facilities include two wellhead towers accommodating oil producing wells, a manifold tower, solar powered control systems, subsea in-field and export pipelines, water injection, fibre optic cable, brown field modifications at Umm Shaif and Total Abu al-Bukoosh (ABK) complex.
The facilities are remotely operated from Umm Shaif super-complex, with oil from Nasr field is exported via a 20-inch subsea pipeline to Total ABK facilities for processing and to Das Island for storage and export.
Larsen & Toubro fabricated the production facilities in Sohar, Oman, and transported to Nasr for installation during 2014.
Adma-Opco has proceeded with phase two the full field development at Nasr, awarding the EPC contracts during 2014.
The $792m package one was awarded to Abu Dhabi-based National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), while package two was won by a consortium of South Koreas Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and US-based KBR for a value of $1.94bn.
Phase two will add seven new wellhead towers, a super-complex with oil processing, gas lift and utility facilities, bringing the fields production to 65,000 b/d by a target of 2018.
The development forms part of Adma-Opcos plan to add 300,000 b/d of offshore capacity from three new fields, including Nasr, Satah al-Razboot (Sarb) and Umm al-Lulu.