Four international companies are preparing to submit bids by a 29 January deadline to carry out a feasibility study on a project to increase the capacity of crude oil processing facilities on Das island.
The prospective bidders are Australia's Worley, Stone & Webster, part of the US' Shaw Group, the UK's Kvaerner E&C, and Tebodin Middle East, part of Tebodin of the Netherlands.
The estimated $50 million project aims to increase the capacity of the Umm Shaif and Zakum crude oil processing units to 600,000 barrels a day (b/d) from 500,000 b/d at present, through debottlenecking. The project will take 20-24 months.
At present, crude oil produced at the offshore Zakum and Umm Shaif fields is transported in subsea pipelines to Das where it is processed at the three-phase oil/gas separators.
A contract award is expected by March. The successful company will take about six months to complete the study. The client is Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (Adma-Opco).
The next stage in the implementation of the project will be front-end engineering and design (FEED). Adma-Opco is expected to issue a tender in the third quarter of 2002 for the FEED package.
You might also like...
A MEED Subscription...
Subscribe or upgrade your current MEED.com package to support your strategic planning with the MENA region’s best source of business information. Proceed to our online shop below to find out more about the features in each package.