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Piping for ASAB Full Field Development

Fabrication and painting of pipe spools (250,000 welded Inch-Diameter of Carbon Steel or Low Temperature Carbon Steel and 33,000 welded Inch-Diameter of Stainless Steel) (Total approx 4.5 miles!), Non Destructive Testing and Post Weld Heat Treatment with complete records of fabrication and quality control.

End Client:   ADCO

Contractor:   Petrofac International Ltd.

Dates:   Dec 2009 - Ongoing (Dec 2011)

Challenges: This complex project required tight control of data, information and procedures. Particular aspects of control included:

  • Procurement and control of consumables

  • Storage

  • Continuous stock and inventory control

  • Protection and preservation of materials

  • Reconciliation and return of issued materials.


ADCO: The Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO) operates onshore and in shallow coastal water of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. 


Asab:  The Asab field is approximately 190 kilometres (120 mi) south of the city of Abu Dhabi.