Dana Gas awards contract for Zora offshore field

Dana Gas awards contract for Zora offshore field
Updated 17 November 2013

Dana Gas awards contract for Zora offshore field

Dana Gas awards contract for Zora offshore field

Dana Gas, the Middle East’s leading regional private sector natural gas company, announced Sunday that Adyard Abu Dhabi, a subsidiary of Interserve plc, has been awarded a $17 million contract for the fabrication of an offshore platform for the Zora Field Development Project which spans the territorial waters of Sharjah and Ajman, UAE. The platform is an important element in the overall scope of the Zora project, the aim of which is to extract the reserves from the Zora field through an offshore facility and to transport the reserves via a 35km subsea pipeline to an onshore gas processing facility. The facility will be located in Sharjah onshore area.
Fabrication of the platform will be carried out by Adyard and will include the manufacture and erection of the structure and the different deck levels. Adyard will also prepare the finished platform for safe and secure loading onto a transportation vessel. The platform will eventually be installed in a water depth of 24 meters, along with associated facilities.
The contract with Adyard was signed at the Sharjah Petroleum Council. In the presence of Sheikh Mohamed bin Ahmed Al-Qasimi, director general chairman’s office of Sharjah Petroleum Council, Waleed Deemas, secretary general of the Sharjah Petroleum Council, Marwan Al Ali, representative of Ajman government and Rashid AlJarwan, executive director of Dana Gas and other government representatives and company seniors from both Dana Gas and Adyard.
Patrick Allman-Ward, chief executive officer of Dana Gas, said: “This contract is the first strategically significant development towards bringing the Zora gas field on-stream. The capital investment of $160 million in the project during the project execution phase will contribute to the local and regional economy.”
On this occasion Dana Gas Executive Director Rashid Al Jarwan said: “Dana Gas is proud to play its positive role in developing the Zora gas field, marking the first exploration and production project for the company in the UAE and GCC region.”