23 March - 1 April 2021

Progressive Collaboration and Innovative Solutions: Shaping the Future of Energy

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Mubadala Petroleum     Schlumberger

IPTC Excellence in Project Integration Award

IPTC Excellence in Project Integration Award

As the upstream oil and gas industry moves towards increasingly complex and capital intensive projects, we must challenge our conventional practices. It is critical that lessons are shared from successfully integrated projects that embody excellence. The IPTC committees and sponsoring societies believe in highlighting projects above USD 500 million that have demonstrated distinction throughout the entire exploration and production value chain.

The IPTC Excellence in Project Integration Award is given to a project that adds value to the industry and exemplified strong teamwork, solid geoscience knowledge, reservoir and production engineering acumen, determined and watchful construction, and outstanding facilities engineering practices. Equally important, a successful project requires a pervasive culture of HSE, a focus on sustainability and a positive impact on the country, region and the world. 

Finalists presented the details of their projects and answered questions during a special broadcast on Wednesday, 17 March 2021, and the winner was announced during the Opening Ceremony on Tuesday, 23 March 2021.


Ichthys LNGWINNER: Ichthys LNG by INPEX

Ichthys LNG is ranked among the most significant oil and gas projects in the world. The energy development is a joint venture between INPEX group companies (the Operator), major partner Total, and the Australian subsidiaries of CPC Corporation Taiwan, Tokyo Gas, Osaka Gas, Kansai Electric Power, JERA and Toho Gas.

A Final Investment Decision for Ichthys LNG was reached in 2012 and production commenced in July 2018.

Ichthys LNG is expected to produce 8.9 million tonnes of LNG and 1.65 million tonnes of LPG per annum, along with more than 100,000 barrels of condensate per day at peak.

It is one of the few energy projects worldwide to incorporate the whole chain of development and production: subsea, offshore, pipeline and onshore.

Gas and condensate from the Ichthys Field will be exported to onshore facilities for processing near Darwin via an 890-kilometre pipeline. Most condensate is directly shipped to global markets from a floating production, storage and offloading facility permanently moored near the Ichthys Field in the Browse Basin.

Finalists include:

Culzean by Total

Culzean by TotalLocated in the harsh environment of the UK North Sea, the Culzean development pushed the limits of existing technology. Complex reservoirs, ultra-High Pressure High Temperature (uHP/HT) wells and 1,000 bar rated surface facilities were all challenges faced by the project.

A development of true world scale, it included a new build drill rig, a three platform processing complex, a new build FSO and over 60 km of large bore gas export pipeline. Exceptional execution across all disciplines allowed it to be delivered safely, ahead of schedule as well as under budget.

It represents a strategic development for the region and one that will help maintain the UK’s GHG reduction targets by supporting the move to cleaner gas power generation both now and into the future.

Khurais Arab Ligt Increment by Saudi Aramco

Khurais by Saudi AramcoKhurais Arab Light Increment program features increasing oil production from the existing Khurais, Abu Jiffan and Mazalij fields and thereby boosting the production capacity of Khurais Central Processing Facility (KhCPF) from 1,200 MBD to 1,500 MBD. This was achieved by constructing a 300 MBD Oil Processing Facility together with the construction of a grass root  Satellite Gas Oil Separation Plant (GOSP) at  Mazalij and Abu Jiffan to separate the additional crude, gas, and water streams, and recover 200 MBD together with additional production and water injection wells. The program also incorporates major environmental, energy, and reliability enhancement scope items.

The project covers wide area of execution between Khurais CPF, Abu Jifan, Mazalij, Satellite GOSP and Ain Dar, stretching over 300 km with nearly 3,340 interface points to manage, and more than 350 direct and indirect purchase orders from 22 countries, about 30% of the total value was invested in local content, capitalizing on local expertise and supporting In-Kingdom manufacturing industry. The project also saw a wide variety of technology deployment leveraging on the advancement in equipment technology and Industrial Revolution (IR) 4.0, which serves as a cornerstone of this project.

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