Gasco Invites Bids for Phase III of the Habshan Project

Abu Dhabi has invited bids from six major international firms to develop one of its biggest gas fields as part of a five-phase onshore development program.

The government-controlled Abu Dhabi Gas Industries (Gasco) said it had just released its biggest ever enquiry for fixed price lump sum contract for engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and start-up (EPC) work for its onshore gas development Phase III (OGD-III) project at Habshan.

The enquiry was issued to six pre-qualified bidders, namely Bechtel of the US, Kellog Brown & Root of the US, Technip of France, Italy's Snamprogetti and Japan's Chiyoda and JGC Corp.

"OGD-III forms the biggest of all five EPC packages. It is designed to produce 130,000 bpd of condensate and 11,800 tons per day of natural gas liquids," said Gasco. It said the techno-economic feasibility study for the total scheme was carried out by the US Fluor company in 2000-01 and the front end engineering design for the overall project was developed by Bechtel in 2002-03 with Foster Wheeler as project management consultant.

"The EPC package for onshore gas gathering and injection and condensate storage tanks, associated with the OGD-III project, will be released by the Abu Dhabi Co for Onshore Operations and Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Co (Takreer) respectively."