Technip has secured an engineering services contract by ZADCO for the UZ 750 project. The project is aiming to increase oil production from the Upper Zakum field by 2015 to 750,000 bopd and to sustain this production target for at least 25 years.
The contract covers front-end engineering design for process units on four artificial islands, including gas separation, gas lift compression, booster gas compression, as well as power generation, utilities, interconnecting pipelines and modification of existing facilities, as well as procurement services for long lead items.
Front end engineering design is scheduled for completion by the second semester of 2011. Situated about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northwest of Abu Dhabi, the Upper Zakum oil field spans more than 288,000 acres (450 square miles) and lies in the deep waters of the Persian Gulf.
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