This comprises the marginal offshore fields Belbazem, Umm Al Salsal, and Umm Al Dholou. The offshore facilities will have a combined production capacity of 45,000 b/d of light (35° API) crude, with 27 MMcf/d of associated gas from Belbazem.
First oil should flow in 2023.
Al Yasat Petroleum Operations Co., ADNOC’s subsidiary and joint venture with China National Petroleum Corp., awarded the $744-million EPCI contract following a competitive tendering process.
This is structured so that 65% of the award value will be assigned locally under ADNOC’s In-Country Value program.
Al Yasat staged a FEED competition for the bidders to optimize the project. According to ADNOC, this initiative cut the originally scheduled tender time by up to 12 months by removing the need for the technical bidding process for the EPC stage, leading to capex savings of around $190 million.
The facilities will include three offshore wellhead towers, one in each of the block’s three fields, interconnecting subsea pipelines, and cables to Zirku Island, 60 km (37 mi) from the Belbazem field.
NPCC will also supply equipment for water injection, produced water treatment, gas compression, and associated utilities and undertake brownfield works for tie-in to existing facilities at Zirku Island.
Al Yasat’s concession areas cover two blocks; one offshore and one onshore/offshore.
The offshore block includes oil fields at Bu Haseer (which started production in 2018), Belbazem, Umm Al Salsal, Umm Al Dholou, and Arzanah, while the onshore/offshore block is southwest of Abu Dhabi city.