Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) on Wednesday opened the Umm Lulu Gas Treatment Plant (ULGTP), which is considered the world’s largest offshore oil platform, according to the Emirates News Agency (WAM).
The new platform was built in the UAE for Adnoc by the National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), a unit of Senaat General Holding Corporation.
Weighing 32,000 metric tonnes (MT), the ULGTP was made under an Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) contract awarded by Adnoc to NPCC in consortium with TechnipFMC, for the Umm Lulu Package 2 Full Field Development.
“The completion of this key infrastructure asset marks another significant milestone for Adnoc as we drive oil production capacity towards four million barrels per day by end of 2020,” ADNOC Group CEO Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber said.
The ULGTP will mainly handle gas including compression, dehydration, and sweetening, forming a key part of Adnoc’s Umm Lulu Field infrastructure.
The field will have an oil production capacity of over 100,000 barrels per day in 2020, contributing to the realisation of Adnoc’s strategy of increasing its production capacity from 3 to 5 million bpd by 2030.
“The ULGTP project is the largest to date undertaken by NPCC and was led by a team of passionate Emirati nationals committed to achieving the nation’s vision to be one of the best countries in the world in exporting energy solutions,” chairman of NPCC Mohamed Rashed Al Hameli commented.