Technip will provide engineering services to ZADCO to increase the oil production capacity of the Upper Zakum field, 84km offshore Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The project, known as UZ750, will expand the field’s production capacity to 750,000 barrels of oil per day by 2015 and sustain production for at least 25 years.

Technip will provide front-end engineering design services for the process units on four artificial islands. These services include gas separation, gas lift compression, booster gas compression, power generation, utilities, interconnecting pipelines and the modification of existing facilities.

Conceptual engineering for the project has been successfully completed. The front-end engineering design is due to be completed by the second half of 2011.