Musandam Offshore Pipeline Contract Awarded

The UAE-based engineering and construction firm, National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) has won a contract from Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production LLC (OOCEP), for the installation of two offshore pipelines in Musandam Governorate.

June 2, 2013

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The Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract, worth around $40 million, includes the construction of a new multiphase offshore pipeline that will import well fluids from the Bukha field to Musandam Gas Plant for processing.

An offshore export pipeline will also be installed to transport sales gas from Musandam to Saqr Port in Ras al Khaimah. The two pipelines have a total length exceeding 30 km and will be laid in water depth of up to 90 meters. The contract provides NPCC an entry into the lucrative Omani market and is in line with its expansion strategy. NPCC is recognized amongst the leading EPC contractors in the Oil and Gas industry. It was formed in 1973 and is jointly owned by Senaat (70 per cent) and Consolidated Contractors International Company (30 per cent).

OOCEP, a wholly owned upstream subsidiary of Oman Oil Company, is ploughing around $600 million in the development of the Musandam Gas Plant project, an integrated oil and gas processing scheme with a capacity to treat 45 million standard cubic feet per day of gas and 20,000 barrels per day of crude oil.

In addition, the plant will yield 52 tons per day of sulphur and 80 tons per day of LPG. As the first major energy infrastructure development in the Musandam Governorate, the project will catalyze economic growth in this strategically important Omani enclave overlooking the Strait of Hormuz. Besides, gas volumes produced by the facility will not only provide energy feedstock for the governorate’s first gas-based power plant, but also potentially spur investments in industrial projects as well.

CA News Network

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