Qatar Petroleum said it has entrusted McDermott with the detailed design of the offshore jackets for the new North Field expansion project.
The detailed design of the jackets is an important step towards awarding the procurement, fabrication and installation (EPCI) contract by the end of this year, which will pave the way to commencing the drilling campaign in 2019, Qatar Petroleum said in a statement.
Qatargas is entrusted with executing this on behalf of Qatar Petroleum and will commence the detailed engineering with McDermott for the offshore jackets in addition to the recently awarded onshore FEED with Chiyoda.
Speaking of the McDermott contract Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the president & CEO of Qatar Petroleum said, “this is yet another milestone on the road to implementing one of the most ambitious gas projects in the southern sector of the North Field, and starting the first LNG production from the new LNG mega train by the end of 2023.”
The expansion will increase Qatar’s LNG production capacity from 77 of 100 million tons per annum.
“With a targeted capacity of 4.6 billion cubic feet per day, the North Field expansion project will add about one million barrels per day of oil equivalent to the State of Qatar’s production,” Al Kaabi added.
The awarded scope is part of a larger wide-ranging offshore scope, which consists of six wellhead platforms, jackets and associated intra-field and main trunk lines to shore, to deliver 4.6 bscfd of gas from Qatar’s North Field, which is the largest non-associated gas field in the world.
The offshore facilities will be integrated with the three new 7.8 mtpa mega LNG –trains, Qatar Petroleum’s statement reads.