Petrochina has invited contractors to bid to install new wellheads and pipelines at Halfaya in eastern Iraq as part of its capacity expansion of the oil field.

Companies have been asked to submit engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) proposals by 12 October.

The project covers eight new wellheads and related facilities located in five wellpads. There is also the potential of an additional two wellheads and associated pipelines that “are considered in advance due to the uncertainty of the future development plan”.

The contract for the scheme, named Provision of EPCC of FSF Project for Production Sustained of CPF1 in 2015, covers the design, engineering, procurement, installation, testing, pre-commissioning, commissioning and performance testing of the 10 new wells.

Services include:

  • Oil and gas wellhead facilities (two confirmed, two holding) covering piping, instrumentation and other disciplines
  • Oil and gas gathering flowlines, trunklines and FOC (pipelines supplied by Petrochina)
  • Valves (supplied by Petrochina)
  • Extend the existing manifold to accommodate the flowlines/trunklines
  • OPF duty rooms
  • Water supply and drainage system
  • Power (diesel generators supplied by Petrochina), power distribution system and wellpad lighting
  • Instrumentation and control system
  • Telecommunication and CCTV system
  • Civil/structure works
  • Cathodic protection system

Petrochina was awarded the field development contract from Iraq’s Oil Ministry in 2009 and began operations in 2012 with a capacity of 100,000 barrels a day (b/d).

The Halfaya consortium includes Petrochina’s parent group China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), Malaysia-based Petronas, France’s Total and state-owned Missan Oil Company.

In August, the company tendered a third central processing facility (CPF-3) at its Halfaya oil field, with the second CPF expected to come on stream in 2015.