ADNOC’s unit Al Dhafra Petroleum awarded an oil production infrastructure contract to bring online the Haliba field that lies along the south-east border of Abu Dhabi.
The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract was awarded to Larsen & Toubro Hydrocarbon Engineering by Haliba operator Al Dhafra Petroleum, ADNOC said in a statement.
Phase one of the EPC work is said to include 32 wells and construction of a 65km pipeline to carry crude oil from Haliba field wells to ADNOC Onshore’s Asab Central Degassing Station for processing.
Stabilised crude oil will then be transported via ADNOC Onshore’s existing main oil lines to the marine export terminals.
The contract is part of ADNOC’s strategy to boost capacity and optimise performance, as it unlocks profits from its upstream business.
Al Dhafra Petroleum is the first joint venture between ADNOC and Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC) and GS Energy, represented by the Korean Abu Dhabi Oil Consortium (KADOC).
“This is a major milestone for Al Dhafra Petroleum, leading to the delivery of first oil in 2019,”
Abdulmunim Al Kindy, ADNOC’s director of upstream said. “The infrastructure investment will increase our group-wide production capacity and optimise our assets by utilisng our existing onshore facilities, allowing ADNOC to develop previously untapped oil reserves in an efficient way. It is an important step towards enhancing the profitability of ADNOC’s upstream business as we deliver on our 2030 Strategy.”
Phase one of the Haliba development project will be completed in 2020 with phase two delivering future expansion of Al Dhafra Petroleum’s production capacity by tapping into surrounding marginal fields and prospects, potentially increasing production capacity to beyond 40,000 barrels per day by early 2022, ADNOC said.
“L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering has been selected to deliver this project after a competitive tendering process, ensuring that as shareholders, ADNOC and KADOC, maximise value from the investment in Haliba, and we partner with an organisation that can deploy advanced engineering and technology to support our Group-wide drive for greater efficiencies, increased productivity and reduced costs,” Al Kindy added.