Progress Report as of September 2013
Project name: West Kalabsha Gas Early Production Facilities
Owner: Khalda Petroleum Company (KPC)
Contractor: Petrojet
Start: September 2012
Completion: November 2013
Project Budget: $3,000,000
Expenditure: $1,415,869
KPC Project Manager: Eng. Mohamed Kotb

Project Objectives
To bottleneck the existing gas facilities and upgrade them with an additional train, control systems, flare system, fire detection and fire fighting systems, and integration system. To increase the capacity of the Kalabsha facility by 10 mmscfd and 4,000 b/d.

Project Description

The current operating conditions of the existing equipment at the West Kalabsha gas facilities revealed that a quick remedial action needs to be taken to rectify the smoky flare issue, in addition to installing extra equipment to eliminate the existing EPF facilities restriction, in order to allow the production to increase by +/-4000 b/d and +/-10 mmscfd. The project contains the following:

  • Additional train (first stage separator, heater, and second stage separator)
  • Flare KOD and new flare system
  • Upgrading existing control system from pneumatic to electronic
  • Reallocating existing heater
  • Replacing existing hummer union connections
  • Adding fire and gas detection system

Project Status

  • Planned progress: 93%, actual progress: 91%.
  • Site piping erection ongoing
  • Site installations (civil, E&I) ongoing
  • Piping drying completed
  • Instrumentations installation ongoing
  • Control panel termination completed
  • Cold loop check completed