GE Oil & Gas (NYSE: GE) has signed a contract for the supply of its advanced technology for Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company’s (ADMA-OPCO) Umm Lulu Full Field Development project.
The contract, signed with the EPC consortium of National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) and Technip, comprises gas turbine generator sets, gas lift compressors and gas injection compressors. These products are based on GE’s advanced PGT25+ Aeroderivative gas turbine technology, an ecomagination product that brings high efficiency and reliable performance. The package also comprises GE’s highly reliable compressors that meet the requirements of all segments of the offshore development project.
Located some 30 km north-west of Abu Dhabi in the Arabian Gulf, Umm Lulu field will have a production capacity of 100,000 barrels of crude oil per day when fully developed. The contract for GE covers design engineering, fabrication, testing, installation supervision and commissioning services.
Ali Jarwan CEO of ADMA-OPCO, said: “Umm Lulu is of strategic importance to Abu Dhabi in achieving its production enhancement goals. GE Oil & Gas, a long-term partner in the oil and gas sector of Abu Dhabi, was chosen for the project for the innovative and reliable technologies it brings to this time-sensitive project.”
Rami Qasem, President & CEO of GE Oil & Gas for the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, said: “The contract to supply advanced turbomachinery equipment in plug & play modules for ADMA-OPCO further builds on our strong partnership with the organisation and our long-term presence in Abu Dhabi, where we have an installed base of over 700 rotating equipment.
“The modularized turbomachinery packages being supplied bring the cutting edge in GE’s innovative technology, assuring higher efficiency and reliability. They will contribute to increasing operational efficiencies in offshore development through the introduction of our latest aeroderivative technology to the region.”
GE’s advanced gas turbine PGT25+ draws its high efficiency and light weight from GE’s aeroderivative technology and its ruggedness from heavy duty gas turbine designs. It brings reduced maintenance cycle time while keeping NOx at lower levels even at higher firing temperatures. It also has a two-stage high-speed power turbine module with increased flow capacity.
With a global installed base of more than 20,000 units from production through transportation and processing into finished products, GE’s centrifugal compressors to be installed at Umm Lulu bring high levels of reliability and high-performance through advanced technology components and design procedures.
GE’s advanced plug-and-play technology solutions are helping solve some of the world’s most complex energy challenges in remote locations. In addition to the Umm Lulu Full Field Development project, GE is also supplying six modules for the Upper Zakum UZ750 field in Abu Dhabi, developed by ZADCO (Zakum Development Company). Since 1985, GE has designed, constructed and delivered more than 45 modules and pre-assembled units of various sizes to customers around the world.
GE’s advanced technologies enable customers to enhance the efficiency, reliability and productivity of their operations. GE Oil & Gas has conducted its highly acclaimed Oil & Gas University program for ADNOC professionals covering various aspects such as energy sources, exploration, production and utilization.