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Qatar Petroleum awards the FEED Contract for the North Field Expansion Project

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Qatar Petroleum has selected Chiyoda Corporation of Japan to execute the Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) of the onshore facilities of the North Field Expansion.

The facilities will produce an additional 23 million tpy of LNG, which will raise Qatar’s production from 77 to 100 million tpy, as was announced by Qatar Petroleum last July.

Mr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, Qatar Petroleum President & CEO, expressed great pleasure at the award, and said “The award of the front end engineering and design contract to Chiyoda Corporation, is a significant milestone in our journey to deliver the first LNG from this new project by the end of 2023.” Mr. Al-Kaabi added: “The addition of 23 million tpy of LNG will not just enhance Qatar Petroleum’s position as the world's largest LNG producer and exporter, but also its international image as a reliable and trustworthy energy provider.” 

In concluding his remarks, Mr. Al-Kaabi said “The expansion of Qatar’s LNG production from the North Field is an important landmark in Qatar Petroleum's strategic growth plan and objectives of becoming one of the best national oil & gas companies in the world. We are continuing discussions with potential international joint venture partners for this strategic project to determine an optimised arrangement with the objective of delivering maximum value to the State of Qatar and contribute to the optimal utilisation of Qatar’s natural resources.”

The FEED scope of work will provide the basic design for the addition of 3 x 7.8 million tpy mega-trains of LNG production with associated pre-investment to add a 4th LNG train in the future.

The onshore facilities will receive approximately 4.6 billion f3/d of feed gas from the southern sector of Qatar’s North Field, which is the largest single non-associated gas field in the world. 

The processing of the feed gas will also produce approximately 3000 t/d of ethane as feedstock to a petrochemical development in the State of Qatar, 185 000 bbl/d of condensate, and 8500 t/d of LPG for sale into world markets, in addition to approximately 12 t/d of pure helium.

Qatargas has been entrusted with executing this mega-project on behalf of Qatar Petroleum. Qatargas, which has a well-proven history in delivering such major projects, also has an established and long-term successful relationship with Chiyoda Corporation.

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