ADNOC GAS Line, EPC contract awarded by ADNOC Offshore to NPCC
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) recently announced, the award of a US$ 548mn (AED2.01bn) contract to build a new main gas line at its Lower Zakum field offshore of Abu Dhabi.
The award will increase Lower Zakum field’s gas production capacity from 430 million to 700 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD), supporting ADNOC’s plans to enable gas self-sufficiency for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and cater for increasing global energy demand.
The Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract was awarded by ADNOC Offshore to National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) after a competitive tender process.
Over 75% of the award value will flow back into the UAE economy under ADNOC’s In-Country Value (ICV) program and job opportunities will be created for UAE nationals by the contractor, providing them practical exposure in executing EPC contracts.
The new pipeline will cater for the increased volume of associated gas produced by Lower Zakum field as the field’s oil production capacity increases to 450,000 barrels of oil per day by 2025.
“This contract award will enable us to produce more gas as we increase production capacity from Lower Zakum field,” commented Yaser Saeed Almazrouei, ADNOC Upstream Executive Director.
Ahmad Saqer Al Suwaidi, ADNOC Offshore CEO, said: “This award is an important part of the long-term development plan for the field and will help strengthen ADNOC’s position as a leading low-cost and low-carbon provider of energy for customers around the world.”
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