Six prequalified for OGD-3/AGD-2 package

10 October 2003
Six companies are understood to have been prequalified for the first engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) package on the third phase of the onshore gas development (OGD-3) and the second phase of the Asab gas development (AGD-2) projects in Abu Dhabi. Prequalification has already been completed for the four other EPC packages on the estimated $2,000 million contract. All the packages are due to go for tender in late 2003, with completion set for 2007 (MEED 12:8:03; 28:3:03).

Estimated to be worth $200 million, package 1 covers the construction of facilities for gas-gathering and sour gas injection at Habshan. The contract also entails the installation of five new 16-20-inch-diameter trunklines, each about 20 kilometres long, four new flowlines of similar diameter and total length of 52 kilometres and related facilities.

The client is Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Company (Adco), which plans to produce gas from 22 new production wells, each with capacity of 50 million cubic feet a day (cf/d), and reinject it into 18 existing and 12 new wells. Adco will supply 1,306 million cf/d of well-stream fluid to a processing train to be built at Habshan.

Technical and commercial bids are also due to be returned by 21 October for the position of project management consultant on package 1. The prospective bidders are the US/Canadian VECO, Paris-based Technip, Parsons Corporationof the US and Kvaerner E&C, part of the Oslo-based Aker Kvaernergroup.

The OGD-3/AGD-2 projects involve the construction of a new gas plant at Habshan to process the 1,306 million cf/d of well-stream fluid into 11,000 tonnes a day (t/d) of natural gas liquids (NGL), 3,400 t/d of ethane and 125,000 barrels a day of condensate.

Bechtelof the US has completed the front-end engineering and design (FEED) studies for the project. Foster Wheeler, also of the US, is the overall project manager. The overall client is Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Company (Gasco).

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