ZADCO extends Upper Zakum consultancy contract

Offshore staff

LONDON – Amec Foster Wheeler has secured an extension to its project management consultancy (PMC) contract for the UZ750 project on the offshore Upper Zakum oil field, 84 km (52 mi) northwest of Abu Dhabi.

Zakum Development Co. (ZADCO) awarded the initial PMC contract in June 2008. ZADCO is a joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Co., ExxonMobil, and Japan Oil Development Co.

The UZ750 project is a redevelopment of the Upper Zakum field, which produces via four artificial islands with associated drilling and production facilities. It is designed to sustain production at 1 MMb/d until at least 2050.

Amec Foster Wheeler’s duties include delivering PMC services as part of an integrated project management team.

ZADCO oversees the contractors’ delivery of reimbursable engineering, procurement, and construction workscopes, commissioning and start-up support of the facilities. All work is due to be completed by December 2017.



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