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National Petroleum Construction Co Announces a Contract Award

National Petroleum Construction Co. will manage the full-field development of Abu Dhabi’s Belbazem offshore block, 120 km from Abu Dhabi city.

This comprises the marginal offshore fields Belbazem, Umm Al Salsal, and Umm Al Dholou. The offshore facilities will have a combined production capacity of 45,000 b/d of light crude, with 27 MMcf/d of associated gas from Belbazem.Al Yasat Petroleum Operations Co., ADNOC’s subsidiary and joint venture with China National Petroleum Corp. awarded the $744-million EPCI contract following a competitive tendering process. This is structured so that 65% of the award value will be assigned locally under ADNOC’s In-Country Value program.

Al Yasat staged a FEED competition for the bidders to optimize the project. This initiative cut the originally scheduled tender time by up to 12 months by removing the need for the technical bidding process for the EPC stage, leading to capex savings of around $190 million.The facilities will include three offshore wellhead towers, one in each of the block’s three fields, interconnecting subsea pipelines, and cables to Zirku Island, 37 miles from the Belbazem field.

Nation Petroleum will also supply equipment for water injection, produced water treatment, gas compression, and associated utilities and undertake brownfield works for tie-in to existing facilities at Zirku Island. Al Yasat’s concession areas cover two blocks; one offshore and one onshore/offshore. The offshore block includes oil fields at Bu Haseer, Belbazem, Umm Al Salsal, Umm Al Dholou, and Arzanah, while the onshore/offshore block is southwest of Abu Dhabi city.Yaser Saeed Almazrouei, ADNOC’s upstream executive director said that they are very pleased to commence the full field development of the Belbazem Offshore Block, together with our strategic partner CNPC.

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