ADNOC awards $548mn contract for gas line at Lower Zakum field
State-owned ADNOC on September 5 announced the award of a $548mn contract to build a new main gas line at its Lower Zakum field offshore Abu Dhabi.
The award will increase the Lower Zakum field’s gas production capacity from 430mn to 700mn ft3/day, it said. The engineering, procurement and construction contract was awarded by ADNOC Offshore to Abu Dhabi-based National Petroleum Construction Company.
The new pipeline will cater to the increased volume of associated gas produced by the Lower Zakum field as the field’s oil production capacity increases to 450,000 barrels/day by 2025, ADNOC said.
The project will be completed in 2025 and will see the construction of a new subsea pipeline that will run 85 km from Zakum West Super Complex to Das Island. It also includes provisions to construct, install and test a new platform at the super complex as well as a new gas receiving facility at Das Island.
With this award, ADNOC Offshore and its partners have invested more than $5bn in recent weeks in the long-term development of Abu Dhabi's offshore operations, ADNOC said. The awards included contracts worth more than $3.4bn awarded to ADNOC Drilling to accelerate offshore growth activities and a $1.1bn contract awarded to ADNOC Logistics and Services to enhance offshore operations.