Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for the re-development of an offshore oilfield.
Invitation Date :
Post Date :
January 27, 2013
Closing Date :
Last Updated :
November 5, 2017
Oilfields & Refineries,
This project involves re-development of the Bul Hanine offshore oilfield in Qatar. It is being undertaken to raise efficiency of producing fields as well as the implementation of various well drilling programs to increase crude oil reserves. The scheme is currently in engineering and design stage.
November 5, 2017
US-based McDermott International has also been awarded the $450 million EPCI contract for Phase 1b in this development. The scope of the project includes the fabrication and installation of four wellhead topsides, a manifold platform and jacket together with associated subsea pipelines and brownfield tie-in works. The combined total weight of the structures is approximately 7,000 tons (6,400 metric tons) and includes 47 miles (75 kilometers) of onshore and offshore pipeline and umbilicals. Fabrication work is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2018 and offshore installation is planned to begin in the second quarter of 2019.
June 14, 2017
Client has extended the deadline to July 02, 2017 for contractors to submit EPC bids for the Phase 1B package in this development.
June 8, 2017
Client has set the deadline of June 11, 2017 for contractors to submit EPC bids for the estimated $500 million-$600 million Phase 1B package in this development. Phase 1A is expected to be completed by 2017. The second phase of the redevelopment project, which is currently in the planning stage, will boost capacity to 95,000 b/d and include a gas plant with a capacity to process 930 million cubic feet a day (cf/d).
February 27, 2017
Prequalified companies have been asked to submit technical EPC bids by mid-June 2017 for the Phase 1B package, which is estimated at $500 million-$600 million. The scope for this package is thought have been reduced since the project was initially planned, with previous budget estimates at over $700 million. Companies prequalified to bid include China Offshore Oil Engineering Corporation (COOEC); US' McDermott; UAE's National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC); Italy's Saipem; Malaysia's SapuraKencana; and France's Technip.
October 6, 2016
Client has invited companies to express interest in bidding for Phase 1B of this development. The Expression of Interest (EoI) was issued on September 20, 2016 to several international EPC contractors.
March 3, 2016
It is understood that the client is looking to reduce the cost of this project. Engineering companies have submitted prequalification documents ahead of bidding for FEED work for Phase 2 of this development. Invitation to bid (ITB) is expected to be issued in the second quarter of 2016, if the client decides to go ahead with the second phase. Norwegian engineering company Aker is currently in the final stages of a pre-FEED feasibility study for the second phase and is expected to deliver results within four weeks. Value of the second phase will be decided by the results of study by Aker, which is under pressure from the client to find ways to cut costs.
February 24, 2016
Australia's WorleyParsons has been awarded a contract to carry out the front-end engineering design (FEED) for this project. The contract is for design work on the phase known as Phase 1b. Further details on the contract's scope would be announced over coming weeks.
December 10, 2015
US' Air Energi has been awarded a five-year contract to supply contract personnel for this development. The deal has a two-year extension option and will see Air Energi source candidates across a range of disciplines, including engineering, construction and health, safety, environment (HSE) and quality, with a peak of personnel required in 2017 when detailed design and construction commences.
October 11, 2015
US-based McDermott International has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract for four wellhead jackets on Phase 1a of this scheme. Value of the contract has not been disclosed. A wellhead jacket is the steel frame that supports the deck and topsides of an offshore platform. Two of the jackets are scheduled for completion in December 2016, while the remaining two are scheduled to be completed in July 2017.
September 7, 2015
Client is preparing to invite contractors for bidding on a contract to build the top-sides of new oil platforms, as part of this project. Topsides are the oil rig facilities that sit above the surface of the sea and typically include processing facilities, utilities, living quarters and drilling equipment. The contract for sub-sea work on the oil rigs is expected to be tendered in a separate package. It is hoped that the project will double th field's current production rate from 40,000 to 95,000 barrels a day and extend the life of the field by over 25 years. The offshore portion of this scheme is expected to be worth $3.5 billion.
May 12, 2014
It is understood that the project is currently in pre-FEED stage. Major reservoir and field-wide studies have been undertaken, including seismic surveys, in order to re-assess the reserves and long-term production prospects for the field. This has been carried out using Improved Oil Recovery Techniques and Full Field Redevelopment Plans, as well as the latest cutting-edge technology and powerful computer modeling and processing. New wells will be drilled from the existing/modified wellhead jackets, as well as from 14 new wellhead jackets. Both new and modified wellhead jackets, in addition to associated production and injection flow-lines, will form part of the project works. All wellheads stream fluids will be processed in the new offshore central complex comprising production, compression, utility and living quarter platforms, with topsides weight ranging from 4,000 to 14,000 tonnes. Produced oil will be sent to Halul Island for export. The produced sour rich gas of about 900 million cubic feet per day will travel via a new 150-kilometer sub-sea pipeline to a new gas treatment facility in Mesaieed for products recovery, where lean sweet gas will be sent via a new sub-sea pipeline back to the new offshore facilities for compression and injection.