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Recognising an Outstanding Industry Project

Recognising an Outstanding Industry Project

 

New for IPTC 2024 – Extra Award Category Announced!

As the upstream oil and gas industry moves towards increasingly complex and capital-intensive projects, we must challenge our conventional practices. It is critical that lessons are shared from successfully integrated projects that embody excellence.

The IPTC committees and sponsoring societies believe in highlighting projects in the below 2 categories, that have demonstrated distinction throughout the entire exploration and production value chain. 

  • USD 200 – 500 Million Projects
  • Above USD 500 Million Projects

The IPTC Excellence in Project Integration Award is given to a project that adds value to the industry and exemplifies strong teamwork, solid geoscience knowledge, reservoir and production engineering acumen, determined and watchful construction, and outstanding facilities engineering practices. Equally important, a successful project requires a pervasive culture of HSE, and a positive impact on the communities it affects. 

Finalists announced below.

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IPTC 2024 FINALISTS

Above USD 500 Million Projects

Coral South FLNG
by Eni S.p.A

Coral South is an integrated project that comprises the installation of a floating liquefied natural gas facility (Coral-Sul FLNG) to gather the gas production from six (6) gas wells at 2000 meters WD.

Coral-Sul FLNG is located 80 km offshore northern Mozambique in the Rovuma Basin within Area 4. The FLNG has a nameplate capacity of 3.4 MTPA and a design life of 25 years. Eni is the delegated operator of Area 4 on behalf of its Partners ExxonMobil, CNPC, GALP, KOGAS and ENH.

Coral-Sul FLNG is the world’s first new-built ultra-deep water FLNG, Africa’s first full functional open sea FLNG and the first in Mozambique.

Coral South project has been designed with selected key state-of-the-art technologies on its subsea development, on its hull and on its topsides processing facilities applied in an offshore environment, along with a strong focus on energy efficiency, among the highest of the LNG sector.

The project was completed in 60 months from FID in 2017 till RFSU fully in line with the Contract baseline schedule despite the worldwide COVID 19 pandemic. Coral FLNG successfully shipped its 1st LNG cargo in early November 2022 and has delivered over 39 LNG and 6 condensate cargoes to date.

Lisa Phase 1 and Phase 2 by ExxonMobil

In May 2015, the Liza-1 exploration well discovered oil offshore Guyana in the Stabroek block.  In less than 5 years, December 2019, the Liza Phase 1 Project began production from Liza Destiny Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel, one of the fastest projects from discovery to first oil of its type in the industry.  In May 2019, Liza Phase 2 was funded, less than two years after final investment decision (FID) for Liza Phase 1.  Liza Phase 2 began production from Liza Unity FPSO in February 2022.  There were challenges along the way, from a new country entry into a frontier basin, to the restrictive metaocean conditions, to a global pandemic.  The Liza development deployed new technologies and novel execution approaches to meet these challenges.  Integration across all aspects of the projects was key to this achievement, with the concept of One Team embedded into team behaviors. 

Shah Deniz 2 by bp

The $28 billion, bp-operated, Shah Deniz 2 project supplies natural gas and condensate from two bridge-linked platforms offshore in the Caspian Sea. The gas is produced through 26 subsea wells via 500km of subsea pipelines, and 85km of onshore pipelines, to the Sangachal terminal in Azerbaijan. The project also involved a major expansion of the Sangachal terminal, 487km of new pipelines in Azerbaijan and Georgia, two compressor stations, and the construction of a new world-class subsea construction vessel (Khankendi). It is one of the largest gas developments in the world, and integrates the full 3500km southern gas corridor pipeline, delivering natural gas from the Caspian through seven countries, directly to European markets for the first time. At plateau, the Shah Deniz 2 project produces 16 billion cubic meters of gas per year. The project was delivered with a world class safety record in 2018, ahead of schedule and under budget.

USD 200 – 500 Million Projects

ADNOC CCUS Evolution Journey by ADNOC

ADNOC's pioneering journey into Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) began with the BAB and Northeast BAB projects in 2016. These projects aimed to increase oil recovery by utilizing CO2 EOR techniques and capturing CO2 emitted from a steel plant, which was then transported through a secure 90-kilometer pipeline network at 240 bar pressure.  ADNOC's journey started with the pilot phase, where advanced CO2 injection methods and enhanced monitoring practices led to a remarkable increase in oil production within just two years. The project is now evolved into a full-field expansion, emphasizing safety and environmental considerations while optimizing engineering and facilities.

ADNOC's strategy aims to add hundreds of millions of stock tank barrels (MMstb) of oil using CO2-enhanced oil recovery, with efficient CO2 injection. This project aligns with a sustainable future vision, making a significant contribution to achieving net-zero goals by 2045 as targeting 10 million tons per annum (MTPA) of CO2 storage by 2030. ADNOC's determination and achievements in oil recovery, CO2 efficiency, and storage set an inspiring example for a harmonious future of energy and sustainability.

ABH Tight Oil Field Development by Cairn Oil & Gas, Vedanta Ltd.

The Cairn Oil & Gas Aishwariya Barmer Hill (ABH) tight reservoir field, situated within the Development Area 1 (DA # 1) in the RJ-ON-90/1 block, nestled in the northeastern part of the Barmer Basin in Rajasthan, India, defied initial skepticism to emerge as a triumph of ingenuity and persistence. Discovered in 2013, the challenging and initially deemed uneconomical tight oil formation was successfully tapped through innovative practices and technologies.

The project unfolded in multiple phases, beginning with exploration, and evolving into a comprehensive development plan involving drilling, reservoir simulation, and production optimisation. Aishwariya field development plan of continued production from seven appraisal existing wells was approved in July 2017. The development plan of drilling additional 44 horizontal wells was also approved by July 2019. The integration of cutting-edge technologies, such as microphones for frac geometry capture and real-time monitoring through Edge Gateway Devices, marked a pioneering approach in hydraulic fracturing and digital oilfield technologies which were implemented in the field. Our commitment to knowledge transfer and industry advancement is exemplified through three copyrights and over 10 industry publications, showcasing a robust portfolio of achievements.

The project's impact extended beyond resource extraction, emphasising technological advancements, environmental responsibility, energy security and economic growth. 20% of the wells path were adjusted using real-time geological data for optimal placement within productive zones in undrained sections of the reservoir. A total of 51 horizontal wells were placed with average ~1000m laterals. With a meticulous approach to subsurface integration, geoscience and surface developments, the project optimised reservoir performance and achieved economic viability. Health, safety, and environmental considerations were paramount, fostering a safety culture and a commitment to our decarbonisation vision.

The project exhibited resilience through stringent cost control measures, adaptive scheduling and resourcefulness, resulting in significant cost savings. The successful execution of the ABH project not only harnessed untapped energy resources but also set a trailblazing standard for sustainable, efficient, and technologically advanced oil field development.

Optimum Shah Gas Expansion by ADNOC Sour Gas

The Optimum Shah Gas Expansion (OSGE) Project in UAE’s Onshore SHAH Gas Field stands out as a remarkable technical feat, processing 1 45 BSCFD of Ultra Sour Gas and earning the distinction of being the largest plant of its kind Globally.

The Completion of Project FEL 3 in late 2020 amid the challenges of the COVID 19 pandemic, marked a significant achievement. This phase aimed at increasing the plant's capacity by 13 elevating it from 1.28 to 1.45 BSCFD. The retrofitting nature of the project spanned a vast 7 km processing plant in the heart of the Arabian desert. At Completion of OSGE 1.45 Project, Presently, the plant successfully contributes Sulphur at a rate of 14000 /TPD with NGL 5300 TPD, Sales Gas 750 MMSCF/day and Condensate 39152 BBLs/day

The Uniqueness of OSGE project is its EPC awarded at the peak of COVID 19 pandemic in June 2021 Despite the adversities, the project team embraced the challenge, employing unconventional approaches in execution and completing the project two months ahead of schedule. The OSGE Project stands as a testament to exemplary project management capabilities, procurement contracting strategies and strong contractor relationships, both instrumental in achieving a record time project completion fully complying with world class HSE and Quality Standards.

Previous Award Recipients 

EGINA by TotalEnergies

Recipient of the 15th IPTC Excellence in Project Integration Award

The Egina project is the largest FPSO to date in the TotalEnergies SE Fleet of FPSOs and the first deep-water project in Nigeria after the 2010 Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Development Content Act. The project provided connections between different companies, more than 48 million person-hours worked in Nigeria, fabrication of more than 60,000 tons of equipment in Nigeria and the advancement of drilling technologies leading to greater oil production in ultra-deep waters of 1,400 to 1,700 meters.

The reservoir and drilling advancements implemented during the project are expected to benefit future offshore developments in the area of reservoir drilling. 200 Nigerian students were trained, which will create room for excellent career opportunities. A conscious effort was made to purchase local goods, employ Nigerian citizens, and develop local infrastructure. In addition to contributing to oil production, the Egina project has positively impacted the Nigerian economy.

ZOHR by ENI

Recipient of the 14th IPTC Excellence in Project Integration Award 

Zohr field, in Egypt, is the largest-ever gas discovery in the Mediterranean. Eni's integrated approach has enabled us to bring safely the gas on-stream just over two years from discovery; a record for such deep water project. In August 2019, Zohr gas production reached 2.7 bcf/d, five months ahead of the development plan, and reached 3.2 bcf/d in 2021.

We integrated exploration and development phases, combining advanced technologies with careful project planning. By performing pre-development analyses during the exploration phase, we gathered information to improve the engineering and reduce the time to FID. Our design-to-cost model involves subdividing projects into phases, reducing risk where the subsurface is concerned.

Thanks to Zohr, Egypt recovered the self-sufficiency in the gas sector, lost after 2011. The field will satisfy Egypt’s demand for natural gas for decades to come, allowing the nation to become a regional hub for the natural gas.

Ichthys LNG by INPEX

Recipient of the 13th IPTC Excellence in Project Integration Award

Ichthys LNG is ranked among the most significant oil and gas projects in the world. The energy development is a joint venture between INPEX group companies (the Operator), major partner Total, and the Australian subsidiaries of CPC Corporation Taiwan, Tokyo Gas, Osaka Gas, Kansai Electric Power, JERA and Toho Gas.

A Final Investment Decision for Ichthys LNG was reached in 2012 and production commenced in July 2018.

Ichthys LNG is expected to produce 8.9 million tonnes of LNG and 1.65 million tonnes of LPG per annum, along with more than 100,000 barrels of condensate per day at peak.

It is one of the few energy projects worldwide to incorporate the whole chain of development and production: subsea, offshore, pipeline and onshore.

Gas and condensate from the Ichthys Field will be exported to onshore facilities for processing near Darwin via an 890-kilometre pipeline. Most condensate is directly shipped to global markets from a floating production, storage and offloading facility permanently moored near the Ichthys Field in the Browse Basin.

Novy Port by Gazprom Neft

Recipient of the 12th IPTC Excellence in Project Integration Award 

The Novoportovskoye oil and gas condensate field is one of the first hydrocarbon fields discovered on the Yamal Peninsula. The fact that Novoportovskoye contains significant oil and gas reserves was proven back in 1964, yet the absence of transport infrastructure as well as the complex geology have long remained insurmountable obstacles to start developing it on a full-field basis.

Since 2012, the Project Operator has been a Gazprom Neft subsidiary (Gazpromneft Yamal LLC).

After the Arctic Gate offshore terminal was put into operation, oil transportation is year-round. To service the Project, CPY has created its own tanker fleet. Oil is delivered to consumers via the Northern Sea Route by tankers escorted by icebreakers.

The field moved into full-field development in 2016. Currently, the field is being actively drilled and is reaching its peak oil production.