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Kuwait Oil Company floats 3 flowline projects

Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) has floated three tenders for the construction of flowlines and associated works for wells in the South and Southeast Kuwait fields. The tenders are for producer wells, injector wells, and disposal wells.

• A pre-bid meeting for all three project tenders will be held on July 1, and the bid deadline is July 22.

• The value of many of KOC’s flowline projects is less than $100 million, although some larger projects are worth around $250 million.

Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) has issued three tenders for the construction of flowlines and associated works for wells in the South and Southeast Kuwait fields. These tenders specifically target producer wells, injector wells, and disposal wells.

A pre-bid meeting to address any potential bidder inquiries will be held on July 1st. Interested companies must submit their bids by July 22nd.

It is important to note that currently, only a select group of 12 pre-approved KOC contractors specializing in flowline work are eligible to participate. This group may be expanded if other qualified contractors formally request participation.

Flowlines are essentially pipelines that connect individual wellheads to either a manifold or processing equipment. Utilized in both onshore and offshore environments, these pipelines can be installed above or below ground.

In large oil and gas fields, multiple flowlines from individual wells often converge at a central manifold. This manifold then transports the collected oil and gas to a pre-treatment stage or directly to a transportation facility or ship.

Since the beginning of 2020, KOC has awarded contracts for numerous flowline projects. The value of these projects typically falls under $100 million, with some larger projects reaching around $250 million.

KNPC seeks consulting services for environmental and social impact assessment

Independent of KOC’s tenders, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) is seeking bids for consulting services. These consultants will be tasked with assessing the environmental and social impact of new projects.

Similar to the KOC tenders, there will be a pre-bid meeting on July 1st, with bids due by July 18th.

This news follows a recent MEED report indicating that KNPC’s parent company, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), is preparing a significant new oil project plan.

This plan is expected to encompass several billion dollars’ worth of various projects, including upstream, downstream, and even petrochemical facilities. The goal is to award contracts for all projects on this list before Kuwait’s parliament goes into recess.

MEW cancels Doha SWRO Plant tender

In contrast to the activity surrounding oil projects, the Ministry of Electricity, Water and Renewable Energy (MEW) recently cancelled a tender. This tender was for the design and construction of the second phase of the Doha Seawater Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) plant.

The project was cancelled on June 11th, with the official announcement following five days later on June 16th.

This planned second phase was designed to have a capacity of 60 million imperial gallons of water per day. Bids for the project were submitted by contractors back in September 2022.

The ministry has not disclosed the names of the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies that were invited to bid, and it remains unclear if they will re-tender the contract in the future.

For reference, the first phase of the Doha SWRO plant, also with a capacity of 60 million gallons per day, was built by Doosan Enerbility (formerly Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction) of South Korea. They were awarded a $422 million contract for the project in May of 2016.






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