Bid & Tender

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Project Summary
Project Name: Qatargas’ North Field Expansion Project – Overview
Facility Type: LNG
Client: Qatargas
Budget (US $): 38,000,000,000
Project Initiation: Not Given
Project Completion:: Jan 08, 2029
Status: EPC Awarded,
Location: North Field
Project Current Status

QP has awarded an EPC contract to Te´cnicas Reunidas for the expansion of onshore facilities for the NFE project. The initial amount of the contract has been estimated to be more than $500 million. However, several additional options would substantially increase the value. The EPC contract, to be executed over 41 months, is for the completion of an “EPC- 3 package” required for the expansion of liquid products storage and loading that are by-products of the LNG liquefaction process. It includes the construction of liquid products rundown lines, lean gas pipeline for gas delivery into Qatar Petroleum’s domestic gas grid, the expansion of the Ras Laffan Terminal Operations (RLTO) product storage and loading facilities, Monoethylene glycol (MEG) storage and transfer facilities expansion, and CO2 sequestration pipeline and associated facilities at CO2 injection wellheads. (September 2021)

Project History
  • QP has awarded a contract to Chiyoda Corporation of Japan to execute the FEED of the onshore facilities of the North Field Expansion. The scope of work will provide the basic design for the addition of 3 x 7.8 mtpa mega-trains of LNG production with associated pre-investment to add a fourth LNG train in the future. (March 2018)
  • QP has awarded a ‘Detailed Design’ contract to McDermott International for offshore jackets that will be installed at the new North Field Expansion Project. The design of the jackets is an important step towards awarding the procurement, fabrication and installation (EPCI) contract by the end of this year, which will pave the way to start the drilling campaign in 2019. (May 2018)
  • QP plans to add fourth liquefaction train to the LNG expansion project that will further increase company’s LNG production capacity to 110 MTPA i.e. 43 percent from its current production capacity of 77 MTPA. The fourth LNG mega-train will be included in the ongoing front-end engineering of the project. Final investment decision on the expansion is expected by the end of 2019. (September 2018)
  • Qatar Petroleum (QP) has received bids from 4 firms for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the project to maintain Qatar’s gas production levels at its giant North Field, known as the North Field Sustainability project. Scheme is estimated to be worth more than $1bn. (October 2018)
  • Qatargas has invited companies to bid for a major new project to boost gas production from the giant North Field. Last date for submission of bids is 7 January, 2019. The project will help maintain gas output from the field with wellhead platforms, offshore jackets and drilling decks. (November 2018)
  • QP has awarded two contracts on its LNG expansion project at Ras Laffan. The contracts awarded are as follows: 1. An engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the fabrication and installation of offshore jackets has been awarded to McDermott. 2. A contract for early site works required to prepare for the four new 8 million tonnes a year (t/y) LNG megatrains in Ras Laffan Industrial City has been awarded to a joint venture between Consolidated Contractors Company (Greece/Lebanon) and Teyseer Trading and Contracting Company. The main invitations to tenders for the EPC of the onshore facilities will be issued before the end of this month. (April 2019)
  • Qatargas has awarded the full suite of EPCI services for eight new offshore jackets to McDermott International for expansion of the North Field offshore facilities in Qatar. McDermott plans to use its project management and engineering teams in Doha, Qatar, with fabrication primarily taking place at McDermott's facilities in Batam, Indonesia. Vessels Derrick Barge 50 and Derrick Barge 27 from McDermott's global fleet are scheduled to undertake the installation and completions work. (April 2019)
  • QP has invited consortiums to bid for the EPC contracts worth over $10 billion for the four LNG trains at its offshore NFE project. The consortiums invited are: Chiyoda Corporation of Japan / TechnipFMC of France, JGC Corporation of Japan / Hyundai Engineering & Construction of South Korea, Saipem of Italy / McDermott of USA / CTCI Corporation of Taiwan. The tender calls for the EPC of the four mega-LNG trains with gas and liquid treating facilities, ethane and liquefied petroleum gas production and fractionation, a helium plant, and utilities and infrastructure to support the processing units. (April 2019)
  • Qatargas, on behalf of Qatar Petroleum, and BASF SE have signed a technology license agreement for the NFE Project. Under the agreement, BASF is providing two technologies, one for gas removal and another for gas treatment, these technologies are marketed under the brand OASE® and FlexsorbTM for four new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) trains in Qatar. (May 2019)
  • QP has issued tender for the reservation of ship construction capacity required for the LNG carrier fleet for its NFE Project. In addition to addressing shipping requirements for the NFE Project, the tender covers shipping requirements for the LNG volumes that will be purchased and offtaken by Ocean LNG (a 70:30 joint venture between QP and ExxonMobil) from the Golden Pass LNG export project in the United States, which is currently under construction and is planned to start by 2024. The tender also includes options for replacement requirements for Qatar’s existing LNG fleet. This campaign is expected to initially deliver 60 LNG carriers in support of the planned production expansion, with a potential to exceed 100 new LNG carriers over the next decade. (May 2019)
  • QP has awarded contracts for a total of eight offshore Jackup Drilling Rigs for NFE project. Contracts for six of the eight rigs have been awarded to Gulf Drilling International (GDI), while the contracts for the remaining two rigs have been awarded to Northern Offshore Drilling Operations, operating out of the United States of America. The contracts are awarded for committed terms ranging from two to four years, with exercisable options to extend the drilling program durations if required. The scope includes the drilling and completion of 80 new wells from eight wellhead platform locations. The drilling rigs are planned to be mobilized and ready for drilling activities starting from January 2020. (May 2019)
  • EPC bids have been invited for LNG storage and loading facilities for the NFE Project. The tender package calls for the EPC of three LNG storage tanks; compressors to recover tank boil off gas during storage and jetty boil off gas during LNG vessel loading; LNG rundown lines from the LNG trains to the LNG storage area; two additional LNG berths with an option for a third LNG berth; and loading and return lines from the LNG berths to the tanks. The contract is expected to be awarded by February, 2020. (May 2019)
  • QP has awarded the FEED contract to McDermott Middle East Inc. for its NFE project’s offshore pipelines and topsides facilities. The contract scope includes engineering design for eight unmanned wellhead platform topsides, four 38” trunk lines and four 28” intra-field lines. The work is expected to take 12 months to complete. (May 2019)
  • The EPC contracts for the onshore packages of NFE Project are set to be awarded by the end of 2019. (July 2019)
  • McDermott International is starting work on a QP contract to carry out FEED work for offshore wellhead platforms, pipelines and cables. (July 2019)
  • Firms pre-qualified for EPC contract of LNG storage and loading and export facilities for the North Field Expansion (NFE) Project are: Daewoo Engineering & Construction of South Korea, Hyundai Engineering & Construction of South Korea, IHI Corporation of Japan, McDermott International of US, and Saipem of Italy. The tender package calls for the EPC of three LNG storage tanks; compressors to recover tank boil off gas during storage and jetty boil off gas during LNG vessel loading; LNG rundown lines from the LNG trains to the LNG storage area; two additional LNG berths with an option for a third LNG berth; and loading and return lines from the LNG berths to the tanks. The contract is expected to be awarded by February, 2020. (August 2019)
  • QP has issued ITB for the EPC packages of additional liquid products storage and loading facilities and mono-ethylene glycol (MEG) storage and distribution facilities in Ras Laffan Industrial City. The contract will be part of the NFE Project. It will include a new propane storage tank, vapour recovery compressors for propane and butane tank refrigeration, a plant condensate storage tank, a MEG storage tank and distribution system, a new liquid products export berth and liquid product lines from the main NFE plant location to the liquid products storage area. Due to the increased volume of associated liquid products the NFE project will generate from offshore production and onshore gas processing, QP expands its existing storage and loading facilities. (September 2019)
  • QP has named the pre-qualified firms to bid for the EPC contract for four LNG trains at its offshore North Field Expansion (NFE) project. They are: Chiyoda Corporation of Japan, CTCI Corporation of Taiwan, Hyundai E&C of South Korea, JGC Corporation of Japan, Mcdermott of USA, Saipem of Italy, and Technip of France. Bids are due to be submitted by 17 November, 2019. (October 2019)
  • QP has shortlisted partners for NFE project. Total, Exxon Mobil, Shell, and Italy’s Eni have all offered QP stakes in prize assets abroad in a bid to secure a stake in the project. (October 2019)
  • Qatar Energy Minister Said Al-Kaabi said that only one contractor will be chosen to build four new LNG trains, or plants, as part of the expansion plans adding that other work would be awarded to other contractors. The expansion plans will boost Qatar's LNG production by 40%. (October 2019)
  • New rigs for the NFE project are under construction in China; will start arriving in 2020. More potential partners are also to be announced in 2020. (October 2019)
  • Bids for the EPC contract for liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage and loading facilities for NFE Project have been submitted. The bidders are: Hyundai E&C of South Korea, IHI Corporation of Japan, Mcdermott International of US, Saipem of Italy, and Samsung C&T of South Korea. The EPC-2 tender package calls for the EPC of three LNG storage tanks; compressors to recover tank boil off gas during storage and jetty boil off gas during LNG vessel loading; LNG rundown lines from the LNG trains to the LNG storage area; two additional LNG berths with an option for a third LNG berth; and loading and return lines from the LNG berths to the tanks. (November 2019)
  • QP has started of the development drilling campaign for the North Field East Project, or NFE (previously known as the North Field Expansion Project). The first of 80 NFE development wells was spudded on 29 March by the jack-up rig “GulfDrill Lovanda”, which is managed and operated by GulfDrill, a joint venture between the Qatar based drilling champion, Gulf Drilling International, and Seadrill Limited. QP had earlier awarded a number of contracts for jack-up drilling rigs to be utilized for the drilling of 80 development wells for the NFE. The installation of the first four Offshore Jackets in Qatari waters is underway and is expected to be completed by the end of this month. (April 2020)
  • China's Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding has delivered the newbuild jack-up Energy Edge to its owner Northern Offshore. The delivery of the CJ-50 design jack-up drilling unit took place in Shanghai. It will be used for drilling at the North Field expansion project from June 2020 where the 80-well drilling program started on March 29. (May 2020)
  • QP has entered into a $3bn agreement to reserve LNG ship construction capacity in China to be utilized for its future LNG carrier fleet requirements, including those of its ongoing North Field expansion projects. (May 2020)
  • QP is set to receive commercial bids for the EPC contracts for two onshore packages of its NFE Project in September this year and contracts will be awarded by the end of the year. (June 2020)
  • Bidders get extension for the offshore work on estimated $500mn North Field production sustainability project, which is split into two main packages. (June 2020)
  • QP has signed major multiple agreements for the construction of LNG carriers. Contract worth $19.21bn has been signed with DSEM, Hyundai and Daewoo shipyards for construction of more than 100 LNG carriers, and $2.85bn contract with Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding’s for 16 LNG carriers. (August 2020)
  • QP has received bids for the $2bn main package of the North Field Production Sustainability (NFPS) project. The EPCI scope of work on the package covers performing drilling and installation of production platforms. The NFPS project aims to sustain long-term gas production from the North Field. (August 2020)
  • Air Products of US has been selected to provide its proprietary AP-X natural gas liquefaction process technology and equipment to Qatargas for the first phase of QP’s NFE project, in Ras Laffan. Each of the four new LNG process units, the largest LNG production trains in the world, will have a production capacity of 7.8 million tonnes per year. (August 2020)
  • QP has received commercial bids for the EPC contracts for onshore packages of its North Field East (NFE) Project. The bidding groups are: Chiyoda Corporation / Technip France S.A., JGC Corporation / Hyundai Engineering and Construction Co. Ltd., Saipem S.p.A / McDermott Middle East Inc. / CTCI Corporation. The project scope comprises four new LNG mega trains, which will expand Qatar’s LNG production from 77mn tonnes per annum (mta) to 110mta by 2025. Each of the trains will have a capacity to produce 8 mta of LNG. (October 2020)
  • Qatargas has awarded a contract to Baker Hughes of US to provide multiple main refrigerant compressors (MRCs) for phase I of NFE Project, which will feature the latest compression technology to reduce 60,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) per train each year without any reduction in LNG production, representing roughly 5% decrease versus previous technologies. The compression trains will also be produced using the latest manufacturing techniques, minimising raw material and emission-intensive processes to reduce CO2 emissions during production by up to 10%. Each MRC train will consist of three frame 9E DLN ultra low NOx gas turbines and six centrifugal compressors across four LNG mega trains for a total scope of supply of 12 gas turbines to drive 24 centrifugal compressors. Packaging, manufacturing and testing of the gas turbine/compressor trains will take place at Baker Hughes’ facilities in Florence and Massa, Italy. (October 2020)
  • Qatargas has awarded a FEED contract to McDermott on the second phase of the North Field LNG Expansion (NFE) Project. Under the contract, McDermott will carry out FEED for the five wellheads package of North Field South project. (January 2021)
  • Qatargas has awarded the $13bn onshore EPC contract to a consortium of Chiyoda of Japan and Technip Energies of France to build LNG trains as part of the first phase of the North Field Expansion megaproject, called North Field East Project (“NFE”). This award will cover the delivery of 4 mega trains, each with a capacity of 8 million tons per annum (“Mtpa”) of Liquefied Natural Gas (“LNG”), and associated utility facilities. It will include a large CO2 Carbon Capture and Sequestration facility, leading to more than 25% reduction of Green House Gas emissions when compared to similar LNG facilities. The new facilities will receive approximately 6 billion standard cubic feet per day of feed gas from the Eastern sector of Qatar’s North Field, which is the largest non-associated gas field in the world. The expansion project will produce approximately 33 Mtpa of additional LNG, increasing Qatar’s total production from 77 to 110 Mtpa. (February 2021)
  • QP has awarded the EPC contract worth over $2bn to Samsung C&T of South Korea for the expansion of LNG storage and loading facilities for North Field East (NFE) Project being developed as part of the North Field expansion project - phase I. The contract scope includes three LNG tanks and three LNG loading berths for NFE as well as options for two LNG tanks and one LNG berth for NFS project, and all associated pipes, lines and loading lines. (March 2021)
  • QP, along with several leading international LNG players, has signed a multi-party agreement with LNT Marine, the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), and Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding (SWS) to collaborate on the development of new medium and large liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier designs. (March 2021)
  • QP has issued an 'Invitation to Tender' (ITT) for the chartering of LNG carriers for its future LNG shipping requirements for its ongoing expansion projects in the North Field. The ITT package, which was issued to a large group of LNG ship owners, aims at selecting world-class ship owners for the long-term time charter of LNG carriers to satisfy the future requirements of Qatar Petroleum and its subsidiaries. In addition to the North Field Expansion Project, the ITT package also covers the requirements for the LNG volumes that will be produced from the Golden Pass LNG export project in the United States. Furthermore, the ITT includes options to replace time charters for a number of Qatar's LNG carriers that will expire in the next few years. (March 2021)
  • Construction works on Lean LNG Storage and Loading Expansion (EPC-2) are expected to commence in June 2021. (April 2021)
  • Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell, TotalEnergies and ConocoPhillips, which are part of Qatar's existing LNG production were joined by new entrants Chevron and Italy's Eni in bidding process to partner in North Field expansion. The results of the tender process are not expected to be announced before September. (May 2021)
  • QP has raised $12.5bn by offering a multi-tranche bond to fund the development of the North Field expansion projects. The proceeds will also be used to boost the North Field’s gas field’s production capacity from 77 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) to 110Mtpa by 2027. The largest US dollar fixed-rate oil and gas bond received orders of more than $40bn from global insurers, asset managers, pension funds and bank treasuries. (July 2021)
  • A Civil Subcontract worth $2.3bn has been awarded to Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) of Athens, Greece for the first phase of the NFE project. (July 2021)
  • Qatargas has issued a tender for the construction of 5 Wellhead Platforms for the North Field South Project (NFS). Last date to submit bids is 15 September, 2021. Companies invited to bid include: Hyundai Heavy Industries, McDermott, Saipem, Sapura, Subsea7, and Technip Energies. (August 2021)
Project Contract Awards - Feed
Contractor Prequalified Contractor Bids Submitted Contractor Awarded | Contract Value
Project Contract Awards - PMC
Contractor Prequalified Contractor Bids Submitted Contractor Awarded | Contract Value
  • McDermott
  • McDermott
  • McDermott
Project Contract Awards - EPC
Contractor Prequalified Contractor Bids Submitted Contractor Awarded | Contract Value
  • Chiyoda / Technip
  • JGC Corporation of Japan / Hyundai Engineering & Construction of South Korea
  • Saipem of Italy / McDermott of USA / CTCI Corporation of Taiwan
  • Chiyoda / Technip
  • JGC Corporation of Japan / Hyundai Engineering & Construction of South Korea
  • Saipem of Italy / McDermott of USA / CTCI Corporation of Taiwan
  • Chiyoda / Technip($13 billion)
Related Projects
QP’s North Field Production Sustainability (NFPS) Project – Overview
Project Schedule

March 2018: FEED Contract Awarded for Onshore Facilities 
May 2018: Design Contract Awarded for Offshore Facility

April 2019: EPCI contract for the offshore wellhead jackets 

April 2019: Invitation to bid for EPC

May 2019: FEED contract awarded for offshore pipelines and topsides facilities

October 2019: Invitation to bid for EPC of LNG Trains

November 2019: Bid Submission EPC for LNG storage and loading facilities 

October 2020: Commercial EPC bid Submission for new LNG mega trains

February 2021: Contract Award for EPC of 4 LNG Trains

September 2021: Contract Awarded for EPC Package 3 of Phase I 

Q4, 2025: Expected Commissioning & start-up 

Project Scope

The project scope involves addition of onshore LNG production trains, which will increase Qatar’s LNG production from 77mn tonnes per annum (mta) to to 126 Mtpa.

 

The scope for the North Field East Project (previously called North Field Expansion Project) involves a total of three new 7.8 million tons per annum (mtpa) onshore LNG production trains.

 

The new onshore facilities will receive about 4.6 cubic feet per day of feedstock.

 

The project’s scope of work consists of six wellhead jackets, each likely to weight upwards of 1500 tonnes. The offshore facilities will be integrated with the LNG–trains.

 

Qatargas aims to implement the North Field Sustainability project in several phases to reach total output of 100 million tonnes per annum, up from the current 77 million tonnes per annum. 

 

The estimated cost of the additional 23 million tons of production could cost about $27.6 billion

 

With the addition of the new fourth liquefaction train, Qatar’s LNG production capacity will reach 110 MTPA. This will increase the country’s total production capacity from 4.8 to 6.2 million barrels of oil equivalent per day. It will produce about 32 MTA of LNG, 4,000 tons/day of ethane, 260,000 barrels/day of condensate, and 11,000 tons/day of LPG, in addition to approximately 20 tons per day of pure helium.

 

The EPC of the four mega-LNG trains involves gas and liquid treating facilities, ethane and liquefied petroleum gas production and fractionation, a helium plant, and utilities and infrastructure to support the processing units.

 

The second phase of the North Field LNG Expansion Project, called the North Field South Project (NFS), will further increase Qatar’s LNG production capacity from 110 Mtpa to 126 Mtpa.

 

The North Field, considered to be one of the largest gas fields in the world, is located in the Persian Gulf, and is shared between Qatar and Iran. Iran’s part of the field is known as South Pars gas field.

Project Structure:
The project is being managed and operated by Qatargas, who has been entrusted to execute this mega-project on behalf of Qatar Petroleum (QP).
Abdul SamedNadoom
Address: QP, P.O. Box 3212, Doha, State of Qatar.
Designation: Project Manager .QP.
Phone: .+974. 434 3345
Fax: .+974. 437 0149
AbdullaAl Mohannadi
Address: Qatar Petroleum, .QP., P.O. Box 3212, Doha, State of Qatar.
Designation: Project Manager .QP.
Phone: .+974. 434 3439
Fax: .+974. 431-2679
Ahmed A.Mandani
Address: QP, P.O. Box 3212, Doha, State of Qatar.
Designation: Projects Director .QP.
Phone: .+974. 440 2633
Fax: .+974. 440 2805
Dr. MohammedAl Sada
Address: Qatar Petroleum, .QP., P.O. Box 3212, Doha, State of Qatar.
Designation: Director Technical .QP.
Phone: .+974. 440 2697
Fax: .+974. 440 2897
IssaAl Fuhaid
Address: Qatar Petroleum, .QP., P.O. Box 3212, Doha, State of Qatar.
Designation: -
Department: Planning
Phone: .+974. 491390
Fax: .+974. 831257
KhalidAl Hail
Address: Qatar Petroleum .QP., P.O. Box 3212, Doha, State of Qatar.
Designation: JV Deputy Business Manager .QP.
Phone: .+974. 434 3437
Fax: .+974. 434-3384
MuhammadHanif
Address: Qatar Petroleum, .QP., P.O. Box 3212, Doha, State of Qatar.
Designation: Head of Technical .QP.
Phone: .+974. 471 2997
Fax: .+974. 471 2988