Technip wins Dubai offshore oil contract

28 January 2014

Rare Dubai upstream contract will see French group building new platform on Jalilah field

French engineering group Technip has been awarded a contract on the development Jalilah B offshore oil field development project in Dubai.

The engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPIC) contract, which is worth between €100m ($137m) and €250m ($342m), was awarded by the emirate’s state-owned upstream group Dubai Petroleum Establishment (DPE).

The field is located 90 kilometres off the coast of Dubai at a water depth reaching 60 metres.

The scope of work includes the construction and installation of the Jalilah-B platform, a 900-tonne deck, a 500-tonne jacket and 13 new risers on existing platforms. It also includes the installation of 110km of pipelines ranging 6 to 24 inches in diameter.

“Technip’s operating centre in Abu Dhabi will execute this fast-track project scheduled for completion in the second half of 2014,” the Paris-based company said.

The Jalilah field was first discovered off the coast of Dubai in February 2010 next to the existing Rashid field.

For the first phase, DPE awarded the EPIC contract for the production facilities in September 2010 to a consortium US-based Global Industries and the local Lamprell. Technip acquired Global Industries in 2011.

Sources with knowledge of the project estimated that the first phase would produce around 5,000-10,000 barrels a day (b/d) of oil, but this could not be confirmed by DPE.

Technip won its first direct subsea contract with DPE in July 2012 covering the replacement of a 12-inch gas pipeline and six 18-inch water injection pipelines at the South West Fatah and Falah fields.

Excluding Jalilah, DPE is estimated to produce 50,000-70,000 b/d of crude from four offshore fields: Fatah, South West Fatah, Falah and Rashid. This represents a significant fall from the early 1990s peak of about 400,000 b/d.

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