• Roads will assist development of oil fields
  • Submission date set for 30 September
  • Kuwaiti group has made two oil discoveries on block

Kuwait Energy has invited companies to submit bids for the construction of access roads at its Block 9 oil and gas field concession in Basra, southern Iraq.

The company said that engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors have until 30 September to submit proposals for the tender.

The scope of work has been divided into four parts and includes the construction of:

  • Service Road #1: approximately 23km, from Faihaa-2 well location to the main road.
  • Service Road #2: approximately 7km. from Faihaa-3 well location to the main road
  • Asphalt Road: approximately 13km, from Faihaa-1 well location to the main road
  • Patch work repair of the existing asphalt road: approximately 23km of the main road to the Bin Umar Station

Kuwait Energy, the 70-per-cent owner and operator of Block 9 announced in December 2014 it had made a second discovery at Block 9. CEO Sara Akbar said that the company is “confident that Block 9 has strong exploration potential.”

Dubai-based Dragon Oil holds the minority 30-per-cent stake.

Kuwait Energy has three oil and gas concessions in Iraq, also including the more-advanced Siba and Mansouriya contract areas.  

In April, the company awarded a $185m contract to the UK’s Petrofac to build a central processing facility (CPF) at the Siba gas field development.

The scope of the contract includes the construction of a CPF with a capacity of 110 million cubic feet a day (cf/d) to treat the production fluids and raw water to produce dry gas.

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