East Abu-Sennan Gas Plant Planning and Construction Challenges
- K. Alsawi (Kuwait energy Egypt) | M. Abdelmonsef (Kuwait energy Egypt) | M. Atwa (Kuwait energy Egypt) | M. Hegazy (Kuwait energy Egypt)
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- 2017. Society of Petroleum Engineers
- 7.2.1 Risk, Uncertainty and Risk Assessment, 4.1.4 Gas Processing, 7.3.3 Project Management, 7 Management and Information, 7.2 Risk Management and Decision-Making
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Kuwait energy company has started to explore and develop oil and gas reserves since 2010 in East Abu-Sennan concession under production sharing agreement with the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation. This concession is located in the Western Desert of Egypt, Production was commenced in July 2012 with 4 wells, oil production in this field was restricted due to gas flaring limitations in the agreement to 1 MMSCF/Day.
Therefore, Kuwait energy initiated a challenging objective for the best gas utilization method in 2014. The project to be executed must pass the barriers of economic model with pessimistic reserve inputs and relatively short execution duration.Methods, Procedures, Process
Three scenarios were considered for Gas compression station: Brand new equipment, Rental Facility and Idle Used equipment. Risk assessment and economical modeling were performed and showed that Idle Used equipment existing in the country is the most economically feasible option.
16 years old idle equipment were located within EGPC custody, onsite inspection and data collection to determine efficiency and repair requirements followed by engineering work to recheck design calculations and HAZOP Studies. Equipment manufacturer agents performed the overhauling for rotating parts and upgrades for electric control panels. Meanwhile a two-phase agreement with a qualified contractor was initiated for dismantling the equipment inside active plant, transportation and installation in the project location.Results, Observations, Conclusions
The project was completed and commissioned within allocated budget and time frame of 6 months leading to increased average daily production from 1,864 BOEPD in 2014 to 5,988 BOEPD in 2015 in addition to zero flaring target achievement. The plant has been running for more than two years without any failures or shut downs.Novel/Additive Information
From this project planning, execution and results; we can claim that if Risk assessments, detailed scope of work, time management with contractors/suppliers and cost effective choices were addressed carefully; shall result in outstanding performance.
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