NPCC was the low bidder at about $1,595 million, just $2 million less than the price offered by HHI. ‘However, if the variations offered by NPCC are taken into account, its price will be marginally higher than that of HHI’s,’ says an Abu Dhabi-based
industry executive.

The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract involves the supply and installation of five platforms, 16 subsea pipelines and tie-ins to three existing wellhead towers and the existing Umm Shaif super complex for gas reinjection. It will also separate 350,000 barrels a day (b/d) of oil for export to Das island and 200,000 b/d of produced water for disposal into an offshore aquifer. The contract will use about 55,000 tonnes of steel. WorleyParsons of Australia has carried out the front-end engineering and design (FEED) optimisation study.

The scheme is aimed at dehydrating and injecting 600 million cubic feet a day of sour gas into the Arab C and D reservoirs to improve oil reservoir pressure.Umm Shaif has 268 oil wells producing producing 350,000 b/d.