Mustang Completes Engineering Gig at Eni Nikaitchuq Facility
Mustang, a Wood Group company, provided the detail engineering, design and procurement services for two processing modules for the new Eni Nikaitchuq processing facility on the North Slope of Alaska, 60 miles west of Prudhoe Bay. The facility, which began oil production in late January 2011, has a treatment capacity of 40,000 BPD oil, 41,000 BPD produced water, 56,000 BPD source water and 6.1 MMscfd gas. In addition, the facility has a water injection capacity of up to 90,000 BPD water. Nikaitchuq is Eni's first operated development in Alaska.
Weighing approximately 4,000 tons each, the process and utilities modules were built in Louisiana and transported on barges through the Panama Canal to Alaska. The facility was designed to process 16-19 API oil with up to 2% sand content, to operate in –50°F arctic temperatures, to comply with the International Building Code, and to have minimal impact on the environment. These facilities allow Eni to ship sales-quality crude oil through the Trans-Alaska oil pipeline.
Mustang also provided detailed engineering for the integrated control and safety systems for the facility.