Prequals due for Mukhaizna

16 December 2005
Applications for prequalification have been invited by 19 December for the main engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract on the Mukhaizna enhanced oil recovery (EOR) project. The client is a consortium led by the US' Occidental Petroleum Corporationand Abu Dhabi government-owned Liwa Petroleum, which took over responsibility for the project from Petroleum Development Omanearlier this year (MEED 26:8:05).

The scope of works on the contract covers: central production processing facilities, including eight treating trains due for commissioning between late 2007 and the first half of 2009, water de-oiling facilities with a water treatment plant and a power plant; satellite production processing facilities, two of firm scope and two of optional scope; an oil tank farm; and associated works. Import and export pipelines to serve the field development will be tendered separately. Each of the first four trains will have capacity of 18,750 barrels a day.

Canada-based WorleyParsons MEGis carrying out the front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract. The estimated $2,000 million Mukhaizna project calls for the use of thermal injection techniques to raise production from the field to 150,000 barrels a day (b/d) from 10,000 b/d by 2011.

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