McDermott to upgrade Zakum water injection off Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Marine Operating co. has contracted McDermott International to upgrade and enhance a water injection system in Zakum field for about $350 million.

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HOUSTON – Abu Dhabi Marine Operating co. has contracted McDermott International to upgrade and enhance a water injection system in Zakum field for about $350 million.

Zakum is 48 nautical miles (89 km or 55 mi) northwest of Abu Dhabi in the UAE. The field has five water injection platform modules at the West Super Complex and two at the Central Super Complex.

The project falls into two parts: pressure upgrade and capacity upgrade.

The pressure upgrade involves installation of new pumps, piping and transformers, the modification of existing instrumentation and equipment, and structural reinforcement work of the existing water injection modules at both the Zakum Central Complex and the Zakum West Super Complex.

The capacity upgrade will take place on Zakum Central Super Complex and involves the engineering, procurement and construction of a new 3,250-metric ton (3,583 ton) deck that will house the new water treatment and injection system, power generation equipment and six-legged jacket.

Engineering will commence immediately with the pressure and capacity upgrades planned for completion within the 2Q 2012. Installation will use vessels from McDermott's regional fleet.



08/09/2010

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