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Adma-Opco moves ahead on Umm al Lulu and Satah al Razboot (Sarb)

Adma-Opco evaluates bids for Umm al Lulu EPC-1, Umm al Lulu EPC-2, Sarb EPC-3 and Sarb EPC-4

Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (Adma-Opco), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) is working on commercial bid for the development of the Umm al Lulu and Satah al Rasboot (Sarb) offshore oil and gas fields.

In Abu Dhabi, Adma-Opco is the national oil company (NOC) of Abu Dhabi specifically in charge of the offshore oil and gas exploration and production with local and global stakeholders:

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

 – BP 14 2/3 %

 – Total 13 1/3 %

 – JODCO 12%.

Adma-Opco was created in the 1950′s to explore and develop the giant Umm Shaif and Zakum oil fields.

The first crude oil production was transferred to Das Island for processing and storage before overseas shipment.

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

Since then the oil producing countries member of OPEC agreed on their respective quota of production for 2017 in order to meet the global demand such as foreseen at that time.

For Abu Dhabi, ADNOC is committed to reach 1.75 million b/d of crude oil for offshore production on 2017

In that perspective the development of Nasr, Umm al Lulu and Satah Al Razboot (SARB) new oil fields is part of the mission given to Adma-Opco to meet 2017 Abu Dhabi production target.

Located 30 km northwest Abu Dhabi in the Arabian Gulf, the Umm al Lulu field should produce 100,000 b/d of crude oil.

 With the addition of Sarb production also expected at 100,000 b/d, the Umm al Lulu and Satah Al Razboot project should reach 200,000 b/d of crude oil.

In 2011, Fluor Houston and Abu Dhabi offices completed the front end engineering and design (FEED) contracts for both Umm al Lulu and Satah al Rasboot (Sarb) offshore oil fields.

From this FEED, Adma-Opco structured the Umm al Lulu and Satah al Rasboot (Sarb) project in four packages to organize the call for tender for the engineering companies to bid on the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts.

The qualified engineering companies for each one of these packages submitted their technical bid in July and their commercial offers in September.

Adma-Opco evaluated the technical offers and is now working on the commercial submissions.

From the costs calculations performed during the FEED, Adma-Opco and Fluor estimate the capital expenditure for Umm al Lulu and Satah al Rasboot (Sarb) project around $2 billion to be broken down into four EPC packages.

Umm al Lulu Package 1 (EPC-1)

The Umm al Lulu EPC-1 package includes six wellhead towers and the infield subsea pipeline.

Four engineering companies are in competition:

 – McDermott from USA

 – National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC)

 – Petrofac from UK

 – A partnership of Fluor and Leighton 

Umm al Lulu Package 2 (EPC-2)

Evaluated around $650 million, the Umm al Lulu EPC-2 package is the master piece of the project with the oil processing facilities and living quarter

Adma-Opco received technical and commmercial bids for the Umm al Lulu EPC-2 package from:

 – 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

Satah al Rasboot Package 3 (Sarb EPC-3)

The Sarb EPC-3 package is covering the:

 – 4 risers platforms with connecting bridges and facilities

 – 190 kilometers export pipeline to Zirku Island

 – 4 flares

For this Sarb EPC-3 package the bidders are the same as for Umm al Lulu EPC-1 package:

 – McDermott from USA

 – The local National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC)

 – Petrofac from UK

 – A partnership of Fluor and Leighton 

Satah al Rasboot Package 4 (Sarb EPC-4)

Estimated to $500 million, the Sarb EPC-4 package is containing the civil work of the two artificial islands, Sarb 1 and Sarb 2 already under construction 120 km to the northwest coast of Abu Dhabi and to be completed by end 2012.

These islands Sarb 1 and Sarb 2 will be connected by a combined oil and gas  pipeline to Zirku Island for processing facilities, storage and export.

Zirku Island will process the production from Umm al Lulu and Sarb in including the facilities for gas and water injection for Sarb Field.

The $500 million capital expenditure for the EPC Package 4 covering the main processing facilities to be awarded among the following bidders:

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

 – Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) from South Korea

 – Petrofac from UK

 – Saipem from Italy

 – Samsung Engineering from South Korea

In the meantime that Umm al Lulu and Satah Al Razboot project enters in operations, Adma-Opco appointed Larsen & Toubro to proceed with the early development and production of Umm al Lulu in connection with the neighboring Nasr field.

With Umm al Lulu and Satah al Razboot project taking momentum, the Nasr project will also be developed on its own.

Adma-Opco is planning to award the four EPC packages Umm al Lulu EPC-1, Umm al Lulu EPC-2, Sarb EPC-3 and Sarb EPC-4  in 2012 for the completion of the Umm al Lulu  and Satah Al Rasboot (Sarb)oil field offshore project by 2016 in order for Abu Dhabi to meet its oil production target by 2017.

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