ABU DHABI / WAM
The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) has announced a significant milestone for one of its youngest operating companies, Al Dhafra Petroleum, with a major capital investment to establish facilities and enable oil production from Haliba field, located along the south-east border of Abu Dhabi.
Adnoc’s plans to start production from Haliba with an initial capacity of 20,000 barrels of oil per day by mid-2019, progressively increasing to 40,000 barrels per day by 2020. An Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract has been awarded for the works to Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Hydrocarbon Engineering, by Adnoc subsidiary, Al Dhafra Petroleum, who operate the field. Phase one of the EPC work will include 32 wells and construction of a 65km pipeline to carry crude oil from Haliba field wells to Adnoc Onshore’s Asab Central Degassing Station for processing.
Stabilised crude oil will then be transported via Adnoc onshore’s existing main oil lines to the marine export terminals. The new production infrastructure will leverage the latest digital oil field automation technology to improve efficiency, enhance safety and optimise costs.