Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced that it has awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract worth $946 million to National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) for the strategic long-term development of its Umm Shaif field.

According to the terms of the contract, NPCC will conduct engineering, procurement, fabrication, installation, and commissioning activities to keep Umm Shaif’s production capacity at 275,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) crude, increase efficiencies, and enhance its long-term potential.

The EPC contract will be ended by 2025. It comprises two packages for network expansion and new well-head towers. ADNOC’s statement elaborated that the first package includes modifications and the extension of existing facilities as well as the installation of new subsea cables and pipelines for debottlenecking. The statement added that the second package will also involve the design of three lean well-head towers with associated new pipelines.

Moreover, it includes the deployment of rigless electrical submersible pumps (ESP) and other digital field technologies, which will increase efficiencies while maintaining the current production capacity.