Zadco to prepare call for tender on Umm al-Dalkh
After awarding Upper Zakum EPC-2 contract to Petrofac, the Abu Dhabi Zakum Development Company (ZADCO) is preparing the invitation to bid (ITB) for the development of Umm al-Dalkh, offshore Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.
On April 11th, 2013, ZADCO awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the second package (EPC-2) of the Upper Zakum (UZ750) field development to a consortium of Petrofac Emirates and Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) from South Korea.
In February 2013, Petrofac had been given as the lowest bidder of a rebid organized for this package Upper Zakum EPC-2.
Since then ZADCO and its partners took some time to analyze in detail each offer as the top three bidders were so close.
Established in November 1977 to develop and operate the offshore field of Upper Zakum (UZ), ZADCO is a joint venture between:
– ExxonMobil Abu Dhabi Offshore Petroleum Company Ltd. (EMAD) 28%
Located 84 kilometers northwest offshore Abu Dhabi and 56 kilometers from the export terminal on Zirku Island, Upper Zakum is the second largest crude oil field in the Gulf and the fourth one in the world.
In the same offshore area ly the fields of Umm al-Dalkh and Satah.
Tebodin completed the FEED on Umm al-Dalkh EOR
Umm al-Dalkh is covering 168 square kilometers only 25 kilometers distance from Abu Dhabi shore.
Lying by 2,310 meters, the Umm al-Dalkh field is composed of two reservoirs.
Currently, the crude oil extracted from Umm al-Dalkh is transported to Upper Zakum through a 14-inch pipeline where both fields production is carried out to Zirku Island by a 42-inch pipeline.
In 2010, the Dutch engineering company Tebodin won a first contract to enhance the production of Umm al-Dalkh.
According to this contract, Tebodin provided engineering, procurement, construction management (EPCM) services to:
– Modify existing facilities
– Add a new control system
– Install electrical submersible pumps
– Electrical panels
– Subsea power supply cable from the central platform
– Gas injection
– Water cuts handling.
With this last project, ZADCO is targeting to increase capacity from the current 13,000 B:d to 20,000 b/d.