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Expert maintains operational efficiency in Abu Dhabi

Mott MacDonald, a leading global management, engineering and development consultancy, uses its knowledge and expertise to maintain operational efficiency and increase production across both onshore and offshore oil and gas fields

MOTT MacDonald, a leading global management, engineering and development consultancy, has its main office in Abu Dhabi and is involved in a number of key projects in the city and the wider region. The consultancy’s knowledge and expertise is being utilised to maintain operational efficiency and increase production across both onshore and offshore oil and gas fields.

“Abu Dhabi is in the middle of a five-year, $40 billion plan aimed at boosting oil and natural gas output and expanding petrochemical and refining facilities. The aim is to increase crude oil production capacity from 2.7 million barrels per day (mbpd) to 3.5 mbpd by 2017,” says Hisham Alami, Mott MacDonald’s general manager for oil, gas and petrochemicals in Abu Dhabi.

Onshore, Mott MacDonald is currently working as project management consultant (PMC) for two major CO2 enhanced oil recovery (EOR) projects by Adco. These projects pertain to Rumaitha CO2 Conversion and BAB Far North CO2 Pilot Project in connection with NEB Phase-III development. Mott MacDonald is already working on NEB Phase-III development project as PMC on the on-going field development projects.

Mott MacDonald is involved in a number of key
projects

On the offshore side Mott MacDonald was recently awarded a Feed project for the upgrade of the power generation system at Umm Al Dalkh oil field by Zakum Development Company (Zadco). “Within the wider scope of the UZ750, Zadco’s plan to increase oil production from the Upper Zakum field initially to 750,000 bpd and to sustain it for 25 years, our office in Abu Dhabi will be providing detailed engineering for the process, utility project AUP and accommodation,” says Alami. The project, awarded by the EPC contractor Habtoor Leighton Group Company, consists of providing accommodation and utilities on the four artificial islands being constructed by Zadco to increase oil production.

Mott MacDonald has a well-established presence in the Middle East dating back to the 1960s. The consultancy employs over 15,000 staff and has more than 170 principal offices in 50 countries, enabling it to meet the needs of multinational and multi-sector clients worldwide. Its oil, gas and petrochemicals team is made of more than 1,400 staff including world experts in their fields. Among its award winning projects in the UAE are the water injection upgrade in the Lower Zakum field for Adma-Opco, which was the winner at the Oil & Gas Middle East Awards 2012 and the Gulf Petrochem storage terminal in Fujairah, named National Winner in the oil and gas category at the Meed Quality Awards for Projects 2013.

In addition to quality management system ISO 90001 and ISO/TS 29001, its office in Abu Dhabi was recently accredited with ISO 10006:2003 (Quality Management Systems – Guidelines for Quality Management in Project). “This is an important milestone in quality assurance in project management and we are working to extend this certification to all our offices globally,” Alami adds.




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