A joint venture involving UK energy service giant Petrofac will carry out early design work on an offshore oil project in the Middle East.
Al Yasat Petroleum, a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, has handed the FEED contract for the offshore UAE Belbazem project to Petrofac and the National Petroleum Construction Company.
The scope of work includes the submission of a FEED package and proposal for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the facilities, with the execution of the EPCI work to be awarded on a design competition basis.
Mani Rajapathy, Managing Director, Petrofac EPS East, said: “This award continues to demonstrate our competitive profile in the UAE at the early stages of a project’s development.
“It complements the wider contracts that we are already engaged in across the ADNOC Group, further deepening our relationship with an important customer in this core market.”
Eng. Ahmed Al Dhaheri, CEO of NPCC, said: “We are delighted to have won this competitive bid and participate in the design competition, and we look forward to the successful delivery of our scope in collaboration with our partners at Petrofac.
“ADNOC and its Group Companies are strategic partners and valued clients to NPCC, and we have together achieved a number of milestones including the recent load-out of one of the world’s largest offshore oil platforms to mark the completion of phase two of Umm Lulu’s super complex development.
“We are committed to supporting ADNOC’s expansion plans to increase their production capacity from 4 million b/d by the end of 2020 to 5 million b/d by 2030, and we look forward to executing more onshore and offshore projects in Abu Dhabi and the UAE.”