ADNOC Onshore awards major EPC contract to Chinese contractor

Chinese contractor China Petroleum Engineering and Construction (CPECC) has won a major contract from ADNOC Onshore, the onshore unit of ADNOC, to upscale production of its mature fields.

CPECC said the award covers engineering, procurement, construction and management of what is called Project Swing, involving retooling the existing facilities at the giant Bab field, Northeast Bab field and Southeast field — as well as adding facilities for water and gas injection, Upstream reported.

The refurbishment will increase by 20% the oil and gas processing capacity at these fields, CPECC said.

The expansion project is expected completed in 39 months and 95% of the engineering work should be finished in 15 months.

Project Swing is part of ADNOC’s scheme to boost production to 5 million barrels per day by 2025, up from 4 million bpd now.

ADNOC said that it would invest $489 million to upgrade its Bab field to sustain the long-term production capacity.