Middle East


ONGC Videsh – Farzad B Gas Field Development – CAPEX Re-Estimate

OVL – CAPEX Re-Estimate for the Farzad B Gas Field. As part of performing an update to the Master Development Plan for the Farzad B gas field, located in the Farsi Block in Gulf waters, EPEn has prepared an update to the original CAPEX Estimate for the full field development project. The block has an area of about 3500 sq km in water depths ranging from 20-90m. The development includes production wells, offshore platforms, inter-field pipelines, export pipeline, receiving facilities, onshore plants, marine terminal, etc. The gas contains substantial portions of nitrogen (N2), carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen sulphide (H2S). As part of the Re-estimate EPEn also identified significant concept optimisation opportunities.

“… thank you to EPEn for the professional report and the great presentation… ”  Sanjit Biswas, Project Manager



Heritage Oil – Miran Field – Field Development Plan

The Miran oil and gas fields are located in the Miran Block near Suleimaniah in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Heritage Energy Middle East, subsidiary of Heritage Oil PLC, engaged EPConsult Energies to prepare the Field Development Plan for the Miran Field Early Production Scheme and Full Field Development for Miran West and East. The engagement also involved supporting Heritage with CAPEX estimation, ITT development (BOOT Contract) and EIA scope development.

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Khalda Petroleum Company - Kalabsha Central Processing Facility - HAZID, SCE, Bow-Tie

 Khalda Petroleum Company is progressing the FEED phase for Kalabsha Central Processing Facility Upgrade Project. EPEn has been supporting the project with the implementation of HAZID Study, performance of Safety Critical Elements (SCE) study and development of Bow-Tie Diagrams.

The expansion project was required for the handling of increased production volumes and a higher water cut.  The project is at the FEED stage and the SCE study began with a high level HAZID in order to identify the major accident hazards (MAHs) that might cause harm to personnel.   The hazards were assessed using a five by five risk matrix with agreed definitions for likelihood and consequences.  Following on from the HAZID workshop the identified MAHs were examined in more detail in order to identify threats, barriers, consequences and recovery measures.  The details captured during the workshop were subsequently used to prepare Bow-Tie Diagrams.  A Hazards and Effects Register was also prepared together with an SCE matrix. 


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Burullus Gas Company – West Delta Deep Marine – Risk Management

EPEn has performed Risk Management Services for the FEED and EPC project. This has included studies for the subsea facilities, pipeline and onshore gas compression plant. EPEn performed offshore pipeline installation QRA and SIL study for the deep-water subsea control systems. Onshore phase VII Main Gas Compression Plant studies: High Integrity Pressure Protection System (HIPPS) protects the downstream processing plant. EPEn prepared Emergency Systems Survivability Analysis (ESSA) and Projectiles Study, which helped optimise the plant design, layout and operational constraints. HAZID, HAZOP and SIL study was also performed.


KJO – Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) – Middle East

Al-Khafji Joint Operations (KJO), operating and producing oil and gas out of the neutral zone between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait identified the need for Enterprise Risk Management, and deployed an expert team from EPConsult Energies to implement the programme. The ERM programme was initiated by establishing an agreed approach to implement the programme and subsequently performing a comprehensive gap analysis of KJO’s existing systems, followed by the development of a robust ERM framework.  This involved deploying an ERM tool (EP-Risk), preparing a risk management manual and training KJO staff. Risk workshops was an integral part of the scope, where identification and risk mitigations were established. Workshops were designed to identify risks that affect individual departments and could prevent achieving strategic objectives.  EP-Risk was used for the assessment process in order to determine top risks and establishing strategies for reducing the corporate risk-profile. With risk reduction measures identified across the corporate lines of business, the risk-profile was diminished by multi-million dollars over a two-year period. A compressive awareness campaign was designed to support KJO with implementation of the risk culture and integration of ERM in the business process. Recognise Risks – Reap Rewards! 


ADGAS in Abu Dhabi is implementing a number of projects including the Offshore Associated Gas Project, the Flare Handling and Emission Reduction project and the Integrated Gas Development Project. EPConsult Energies is performing Safety, Risk, Reliability and Environmental Studies for the projects, in order to refine and optimise the ultimate projects that are being brought into operation.

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ADMA-OPCO – Nasr Field Development Project – Availability Study – U.A.E.

ADMA-OPCO of Abu Dhabi is progressing the Nasr Field Development Project. As part of the FEED Phase, EPConsult Energies has supported ADMA-OPCO and the FEED Contractor in performing a RAM Analysis study. The RAM study highlighted areas of improvement that could be implemented with little schedule and cost impact and with significant production availability improvements.

Cairn Energy – MBA Production Facilities – Conceptual Engineering Review – India

Cairn Energy India is implementing waxy oil development projects and has different project parts at different stages of implementation. EPConsult Energies has supported Cairn in providing independent Conceptual Engineering reviews for the projects, including providing a report highlighting recommendations for the forthcoming project phases, all with the objective of securing flexibility in design, improving availability and operability, without compromising costs.

Dolphin Energy – Dolphin Project – Process, flow assurance and QRA studies – Qatar

The Dolphin Project was implemented by Dolphin Energy and its partners. EPConsult Energies provided significant input to this project by performing process and flow assurance studies for the 2 x 36” 80km sea lines and the 1 x 48” x 380km gas export pipeline from Qatar to the UAE. EPEn’s scope also involved a comprehensive Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) for offshore and onshore facilities and operations.

Kuwait National Petroleum Corporation – Fourth Gas Train Project – Value Engineering – Kuwait

Kuwait National Petroleum Corporation (KNPC) has commissioned SK Engineering and Construction Co. (SKEC) to undertake FEED for the Fourth Gas Train Project (FGTP) in Kuwait. In order to review the project strategies regarding Engineering, Procurement and Construction, KNPC and SKEC have commissioned EPConsult Energies to support the process of optimising the following project phases. EPConsult Energies has applied the value engineering process to review and derive optimum solutions for the project. The derived recommendations resulted in significant value for the project.

Occidental – Mukhaizna EOR Project – Fire Risk Assessment – Sultanate of Oman

Occidental Mukhaizna is developing the heavy oil Mukhaizna field in the Sultanate of Oman. The site is located in the South-Central area of Oman. The field encompasses two structures, North and South, with multiple layers of oil-bearing reservoir sands. To optimise the facilities design and control the potential risks associated with operating the plant EPConsult Energies has performed a Fire Risk Assessment study to support Occidental in understanding risks, identifying risk reduction measures and reducing risks to acceptable levels.

Qatar Petroleum – Common Cooling Water System – RAM Study – Ras Laffan, Qatar

EPConsult Energies has recently completed a Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM) Study for the QP EPIC for the Phase II Ras Laffan Common Cooling Seawater System. The purpose of the study was to update the original RAM Study performed 3 years ago by making use of the operational data of the plant to verify if the predicted availability and reliability was achieved and can be maintained throughout the plant operational life-cycle, and, if not, make recommendations for improvement.

Saudi Aramco – Drilling Support Vessel Optimization – Saudi Arabia

EPConsult Energies has recently completed a study to help Saudi Aramco optimise its fleet of supply, logistics and safety vessels for its large ongoing drilling programmes. The purpose of the study was to improve efficiency and reduce OPEX, without compromising risks. The study identified a number of areas where improvements could be made thereby increasing efficiency and reducing overall costs. The project also involved preparation of software for vessel positioning optimisation.

Total E&P – Kharir Basement Phase 1 – Production Availability Study – Yemen

Total Exploration and Production (E&P) Yemen is operating Block 10 in Yemen. The facilities are located on the East Shabwa permit about 600 km to the North East of Sanaa, capital of Yemen, in the Hadramawt province. ENPPI has performed Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) services for the new onshore facilities of the Kharir Basement Phase 1 – Basement Processing Unit (BPU). The project is aiming to install a dedicated treatment train for the Basement Reservoir that will treat the oil and water separated at the Central Compression Unit (CCU), in order to cope with the treatment capacity of the Central Processing Unit (CPU) with regards to production potential. EPConsult Energies has performed a RAM study, which was focused at identifying bottle necks that could compromise the facility’s ability to meet the target availability and to review the adequacy of redundancy in the system. The RAM study highlighted practical recommendation that would successfully support the project in achieving adequate levels of reliability and availability.


ADNOC/ZADCO – Upper Zakum Artificial Islands Project – HSEIA Study – UAE

ADNOC and ZADO are implementing the Upper Zakum Artificial Islands (UZAI)Project. The project comprises theconstruction of five artificial islands that will serve as drilling and production centres for the future phases of the Zakum field. EPConsult Energies, in collaboration with Sound Environmental Consultancy and Studies, has performed a Health, Safety and Environmental HSEIA Study for the implementation of the UZAI Project. This involved HAZID, EIA, COMAH and OHRA studies.