ADNOC Awards Petrofac Dama EPC Contracts

 (MENA) US$1.65 billion Across Two Contracts

UAE energy firm Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. has awarded two contracts for construction of offshore facilities at the Dalma Gas Development Project.
The engineering, procurement and construction contracts were valued at more than US$1.65 billion collectively, and were awarded to Petrofac and a joint venture between Petrofac and Sapura Energy.
“This award marks another important milestone in the development of the Ghasha concession, which is an integral component of our strategy to achieve gas self-sufficiency for the UAE,” said Yaser Saeed Almazrouei, executive director of ADNOC’s upstream directorate.

Completion 2022
Package A, valued at $591 million, was awarded to a joint venture between Petrofac and Sapura Energy, and will involve construction of four offshore wellhead towers, pipelines and umbilicals in Hair Dalma, Satah, and Bu Haseer fields.

Package B, valued at $1.065 billion, awarded to Petrofac, involves construction of gas conditioning facilities for gas dehydration, compression and associated utilities in Arzanah Island located 80 kilometers from Abu Dhabi city.

The two EPC contracts are scheduled to run until 2022, and once complete the Dalma Gas project is estimated to produce about 340 million standard cubic feet of natural gas per day.

Gas Self-sufficiency
Construction work is set to begin imminently, driving major breakbulk activity in the area, about 190 kilometers northwest of Abu Dhabi city. Seen as a key part of the Ghasha ultra-sour gas concession, the new project forms a central element of ADNOC’s strategic objective to make the UAE self-sufficient in natural gas.

“It demonstrates how ADNOC is effectively collaborating with strategic partners that can deploy state-of-the-art technologies and world-class expertise to accelerate the development of Abu Dhabi’s substantial gas resources,” Almazrouei said.

UAE state-owned ADNOC controls some of the largest oil and gas reserves in the world, and is ranked as one of the largest oil companies by production. Last year it embarked on a major investment drive to become “a best-in-class leader in sustainability” through its 2030 Strategy.