ADNOC Awards $744 Million Contract
The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced today, the award of a $744 million (AED2.73 billion) contract for the full field development of the Belbazem Offshore Block, underscoring its drive to unlock and maximize value from all of Abu Dhabi’s fields as it expands its oil production capacity to 5 million barrels per day (mmbpd) by 2030. Located 120 kilometers northwest of Abu Dhabi city, the Belbazem Block consists of three so-called marginal offshore fields; Belbazem, Umm Al Salsal, and Umm Al Dholou.
Al Yasat Petroleum Operations Company Ltd (Al Yasat), ADNOC’s subsidiary and joint venture (JV) with China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to the National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC). ADNOC and CNPC hold 60% and 40% stakes in Al Yasat respectively, underpinning the strong bilateral ties and energy partnership between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and China.
The EPC contract award follows a competitive tender process and will see 65% of the award value flow back into the UAE economy under ADNOC’s In-Country Value (ICV) program, highlighting how ADNOC continues to prioritize ICV as it delivers its 2030 strategy.
The scope of the award covers engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning activities for the offshore facilities required to enable full production capacity of 45,000 bpd of light crude with API gravity of around 35 degrees and 27 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd) of associated gas from Belbazem. First oil is expected in 2023.
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