Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Operations (Adco) has awarded a $683 million (Dh2.5 billion) engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) for the Bab Field as part of the first phase of its 1.8 mbopd (million barrels of oil per day) project.
The contract was signed by Abdul Munim Saif Al Kindi, General Manager of Adco and Aqeel Madhi, CEO, NPCC. The project is to be completed in 30 months from the date of signing the contract.
The project aims to augment Adco's exploration programme from its current crude oil production of 1.4 mbopd to 1.8 mbopd. To achieve this, Adco plans to increase production at the existing North-East Bab oilfield and to begin production from three new oilfields – Bida Al Qemzan, Qusahwira and Bab.
Production at the Bab field will be increased by developing the Habshan-2 and Thamama-G production zones. The expected sustainable production from these two zones is 80 mbopd. The first production from the Bab field, located approximately 150 km south-west of Abu Dhabi city, began in the 1960s.
NPCC will carry out engineering, procurement and construction of production wells tie-ins and flowlines connecting productions wells to four new RDSs associated with several transfer lines, tie-ins of 54 water injection wells, a total of 950km long pipelines, separators, vessels, tanks, heaters, various pumps, flare stacks
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