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$1.95 billion Abu Dhabi Umm al Lulu and Satah al Rasboot (Sarb) go on

Adma-Opco to award $1.1 billion process packages at year end 

The Umm al Lulu and Satah al Rasboot (Sarb) offshore oil and gas fields are part of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s (ADNOC) program to boost its oil production in order to meet its 1.75 million b/d quota targeted within OPEC on 2017.

As offshore fields, ADNOC‘s subsidiary Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (Adma-Opco) is in charge of the development of these fields.

In 2010, Adma-Opco had awarded the front end engineering and design (FEED) contracts for the  to Fluor for both Umm al Lulu and Satah al Rasboot (Sarb) offshore oil fields.

Fluor Houston and Abu Dhabi offices completed this FEED on mid 2011.

$650 million Umm al Lulu Package 2 under evaluation

Located 30 km northwest Abu Dhabi in the Arabian Gulf, the Umm al Lulu field contains enough reserves to bring Adma-Opco expectations to 100,000 b/d production.

Because of its large size, Adma-Opco is planning a development in different phases.

The first phase of Umm al Lulu development includes:

 - Six wellhead towers

 - Oil processing facilities

 - Infield subsea pipeline

 - Living quarter

 - Export pipeline to Zirku Island

Adma-Opco estimated the capital expenditure for Umm al Lulu Package 2 to $ 650 million.

The technical bids for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract of the Umm al Lulu package 2 have been submitted in July by:

 - Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Company (DSME) from South Korea

 - Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) from South Korea

 - Saipem from Italy

 - Samsung Engineering from South Korea

 - Technip from France

The commercial bids are expected in September.

Adma-Opco is planning the completion of the Umm al Lulu oil field offshore project by 2016.

Satah al Rasboot (Sarb) Package 4 estimated to $500 million

For the development of the Satah al Rasboot (Sard) oi field, Adma-Opco selected the construction of two artificial islands, Sarb 1 and Sarb 2, as an alternative to steel offshore platforms.

The Sarb artificial islands have been shaped as falcon and are currently under construction 120 km to the northwest coast of Abu Dhabi.

Adma-Opco scheduled to complete the artificial islands construction by end 2012.

Adma-Opco is planning to drill 44 wells from Sarb1 and 42 wells from Sarb2

The Sarb production is expected to reach 100,000 b/d of crude oil.

No separation will be introduced to the artificial islands, a combined oil and gas pipeline option has been adopted with two 26 inch combined fully rated oil and gas pipelines, one from each island (SARB 1 & SARB 2), to Zirku Island for processing, storage and export.

An option to export crude through Jabbel Al Dhanna is being studied.

This facility will also handle the Umm al Lulu production of 100,000 b/d in addition to the gas and water injection requirement for Sarb Field.

The capital expenditure for the EPC Package 4 covering the main processing facilitiesof the Sarb oil field development is estimated around $500 million and should be awarded among the following bidders:

 - Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Company (DSME) from South Korea

 - Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) from South Korea

 - Saipem from Italy

 - Samsung Engineering from South Korea

ADNOC gave the highest priority to Adma-Opco Satah Al Rasboot (Sarb) project in targeting the completion by 2016.

Adma-Opco in brief

Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (Adma-Opco) is a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) with share interest split between:

 - ADNOC, representing the Government of Abu Dhabi, with 60%

 - BP 14 2/3 %

 - Total 13 1/3 %

 - JODCO 12%.

Within ADNOC organization, ADMA-OPCO is in charge to develop the offshore oil and gas exploration and production.

Adma-Opco started operations in the 1950′s and came into being as a locally incorporated company on 3rd July 1977.

Adma-Opco main assets are based on the two major oil fields, Umm Shaif and Zakum, from which crude oil is transferred to Das Island for processing, storage and export.

In 1962, the first crude shipment, which came from Umm Shaif, was exported from Abu Dhabi through Das Island

Over the years, ADMA-OPCO has gone through an aggressive process of change and is committed to the development of new fields including Satah Al Razboot (SARB), NASR and Umm al Lulu fields.

With the processing packages to be awarded to EPC in 2012 for the Umm al Lulu and Satah al Rasboot (Sarb) offshore oil fields development, Adma-Opco is will meet its oil production target by 2017.

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