Abu Dhabi has pushed back the tender for phase two of its Nasr offshore oil field development, which was expected to be floated in April, according to industry sources.

Project owner Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (Adma-Opco) is preparing to tender the Nasr full field development as similar projects on the Satah al-Razboot (Sarb) and Umm al-Lulu fields enter the execution stage.

Nasr is now expected to be tendered at the start of June at the earliest, according to one contractor.

Adma-Opco will carry out the phase two Nasr development with two engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) packages: platforms and pipelines.

These EPC packages cover wells and wellhead towers, gas lift facilities, oil processing facilities, multi-phase metres and pumps, an infield subsea pipeline, an export pipeline to Das Island, an oil and water trunk line, power generation facilities, a utilities platform, living quarters and associated facilities.

The front-end engineering and design (feed) contract for the Nasr full field development was awarded to US-based Fluor, while Shaw Group won the project management consultancy (PMC) contract.

The companies expressing interest in one or both of the contracts include:

  • Dodsal (UAE)
  • GS E&C (South Korea)
  • Hyundai Heavy Industries (South Korea)
  • Larsen & Toubro (India)
  • National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC, UAE)
  • Punj Lloyd (India)
  • Samsung Engineering (South Korea)
  • SK E&C (South Korea)
  • Technip (France)

Nasr phase one, the early production facilities, is currently under execution. The EPC contract was awarded to India-based contractor Larsen & Toubro in 2011.

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