Companies have submitted commercial bids on two engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects on Abu Dhabi’s southeast onshore fields.

Prices were submitted on 14 March after the deadline was extended twice by project owner Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations (Adco) from a date in February.

Packages C and D of the South East Tie-In projects programme are worth an estimated $350m combined.

Companies bidding for one package or both packages are thought to include:

  • Al-Asab General Contracting Company (UAE)
  • CAT Group (UAE)
  • China Petroleum Engineering & Construction Corporation (China)
  • Descon (Pakistan)
  • Galfar Engineering & Contracting (Oman)
  • Matrix Construction (UAE)
  • Robtstone (UAE)

The contracts are expected to be awarded to the companies submitting the lowest bid for each respective package.

The work includes tie-ins at different types of wells at fields in Adco’s South East Asset.

Package C covers the Asab and Sahil fields, including facilities at 30 wells on the Asab field. Package D includes 40 tie-ins at wells on the Shah, Qusahwira and Mender fields.

The second phase of expansion at the Mender field has also been merged with South-East tie-in Package D, calling for 62 well heads, 20 water injectors and associated facilities. Adco is currently developing the Mender field for the first time to a capacity of about 20,000 barrels a day.

The previous South-East Tie-In packages were awarded in 2015. The EPC contract for South East Tie-In Package A was awarded to Al-Asab General Contracting Company for $175m, while Descon won the $170m contract on Package B.

Adco is a joint venture of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) and six international oil companies. Adnoc recently completed the joint venture by awarding stakes to two Chinese companies.