Uzekistan Lukoil Kandym FEED work nears completion
The Russia largest privately-owned company Lukoil Oil Company (Lukoil) and the national oil company (NOC) Uzbekneftegas National Holding Company (Uzbekneftegas) are completing the front end engineering and design (FEED) work for the expansion of the Kandym gas field in the Bukhara region, at the center west of Uzbekistan.
– Lukoil 85%
– Uzbekneftegas 15%
At that time the first target is to appraise these fields to evaluate the size and the quality of their reserves in natural gas.
The first production started from the Khaukaz and Shady gas fields in 2007.
– 3.8 billion cubic meters of gas
– 19,000 tonnes of condensate
This expansion should start commercial operations in 2014.
So far the exploration and development of the Khaukaz – Kandym – Shady gas fields required $2.5 billion capital expenditure and now Lukoil and Uzbekneftegas are preparing to invest an additional $3 billion to develop Kandym along the boarder with Turkmenistan.
Hyundai Engineering completed Kandym FEED
In August 2011, Lukoil and Uzbekneftegas sanctioned the call for tender of the pre-front end engineering and design (pre-FEED) and FEED to Hyundai Engineering Construction Ltd (Hyundai Engineering) for the Kandym Group of Fields Development project.
In that respect the Kandym project covers in fact the development of 6 gas and condensate fields: Akkam, Kandym, Khodji, North Shady, Parsankul and West Khodji, all located in the Karakul District of the Bukhara Region.
– 100 gas production wells
– 400 kilometers of gas gathering pipelines system
– Gas booster compression station
– 70 kilometers export pipeline
– Gas treatment facilities
– 90 kilometers water inlet pipeline
– Water treatment facilities
– 80 MW gas-fired power plant
– Campground for 1400 persons
As the project has been approved by the Uzbek Government, Lukoil and Uzbekneftegas are planning Hyundai Engineering to start the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) work of the Kandym project on the second half 2014 in expecting the first train of the Kandym central processing facility to come into commercial operations at the end of 2016.