Contractors submit bids for development of KOC’s EPF-18

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KUWAIT CITY, April 18: Contractors have recently submitted bids for the development of the Early Production Facility 18 (EPF-18) in Kuwait, reports Al-Qabas daily. According to MEED Projects, the project is spearheaded by the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) and carries an estimated value of $150 million. Its scope encompasses various aspects, including the installation of a gas compression unit, the laying of a pipeline for crude export, the construction of storage facilities and production units, along with associated infrastructure. Initially announced by the KPC Supreme Procurement Committee in April 2023, the project attracted interest from 13 pre-qualified contractors.

Subsequently, Kuwait Oil Company awarded the contract for flow lines to the Heavy Engineering and Shipbuilding Industries Company (Hesco). Valued at $84.3 million, this project entails the development of flow lines and associated infrastructure for exploration and Jurassic wells in Kuwait. The scope of work for the flow lines project includes laying a crude oil pipeline, installation of flow lines for liquid water disposal using reinforced thermoplastic pipes, construction of injection and production wells, extension of existing headers/ manifolds, and pipeline connection works. Notably, the main contract was tendered in the first quarter of 2023, with a submission deadline of July 9, 2023.

lines, pivotal components in oil and gas fields, connect individual wellheads to manifolds or processing equipment. They facilitate the transportation of flow from the manifold to pre-treatment stages or transportation facilities. Since 2020, Kuwait Oil Company has proposed various flow line projects, ranging in value, with many below $100 million, while some larger-scale contracts approach approximately $250 million. These initiatives underscore Kuwait’s ongoing efforts to enhance its oil and gas infrastructure and optimize production capabilities.

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