Qatargas - North Field LNG Expansion

General Information
Owner QatarGas
Masterplan Project (Parent Profile)
Location Qatar
Status --
Sector Gas, Upstream, Gas Extraction
Contract Type Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC)
Onshore/Offshore Onshore
Greenfield/Brownfield Greenfield
Progress 27
Estimated Budget Value ---
Contract Value 0
Net Value $644m
Award Date April 2019
Completion Date January 2029
Last Updated On September 2021
ProjectId (Old, New) 37883, 192325


Qatargas is undertaking the expansion of the North Field LNG expansion project in Ras Laffan Industrial City (RLIC), Qatar.

Phase 1 of the North Field LNG expansion project will increase Qatar’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) production capacity from 77 million tons per annum (Mtpa) to 110 Mtpa. Phase 2 of the North Field LNG expansion project will further increase LNG production capacity from 110 Mtpa to 126 Mtpa.

The US$43,000 million project includes the following:

Phase 1 - North Field East Development (NFE) previously known as "North Field Expansion":

I. Onshore

A. LNG Processing Trains (EPC-1)

1. Construction of four mega LNG trains

2. Construction of utilities & offsite facilities which are located within Lot W2/3 & W1A

3. Construction of a helium recovery unit located at Lot W1A

4. Construction of the non-technical building

a. Construction of warehouses located at Lot W1A

b. Construction of workshops located at Lot W1A

5. Construction of administration building at existing Barzan admin area to save the plot space

6. Construction of associated facilities

7. Installation of main refrigerant compressor (MRC) trains

a. Installation of 12 gas turbines

b. Installation of 24 centrifugal compressors

B. Lean LNG Storage and Loading Expansion (EPC-2)

1. Construction of three LNG storage tanks

2. Laying of two LNG rundown pipelines

3. Construction of three LNG berths (8, 9 & 10)

4. Laying of LNG loading lines

5. Installation of tank boil-off gas and jetty boil-off gas recovery facilities

6. Installation of dedicated flare systems for both storage and loading facilities

7. Laying of MEG pipelines from MEG facilities to offshore interface

8. Construction of associated facilities

C. RLTO and Offplot Facility (EPC-3)

1. Laying of LNG and condensate rundown pipelines

2. Laying of Lean gas pipeline

3. Expansion of RLTO storage and loading facility

4. Installation of NFE Sulfur facility and tie-in to the existing common Sulfur plant collection pipeline headers

5. Expansion of MEG facilities

6. Laying of NSS (National Security Shield) fiber optic cables

7. Construction of associated facilities

D. Sulphur Storage and Export Facilities (EPC-4)

1. Construction of a Sulphur Storage tank with the capacity of 10,000 tonnes

2. Laying of connecting pipelines

3. Installation of a control system and valves

4. Mechanical & Instrumentation works

5. Construction of associated facilities

II. Offshore

A. Pipelines and Topsides Facilities

1. Installation of eight unmanned wellhead platforms (WH-14,15,16,17,18,19,20&21)

2. Laying of four 38-inch trunklines

3. Laying of four 28-inch intra-field lines

4. Construction of associated storage facilities

5. Installation of interfaces and tie-ins with EPC-1&3

6. Installation of power and fiber optic (PFO) subsea cable rings

7. Construction of associated facilities

B. Installation of Jackets

1. Installation of six wellhead platforms

2. Laying of intra-field and main trunk lines to shore

3. Installation of eight offshore jackets

4. Installation of associated facilities

Phase 2 - North Field South Development (NFS):

1. Construction of two LNG trains

2. Construction of an LNG storage tank

3. Construction of a helium recovery unit

4. Construction of a non-technical building

5. Construction of off-plot facilities

6. Construction of wellhead platforms

7. Laying of pipelines

8. Installation of jackets

Second Section

27 September 2021

The following companies have submitted the main contract bids for the Pipelines and Topsides Facilities project and Five Wellhead Platforms project: Hyundai Heavy Industries, McDermott, Saipem, Sapura, Subsea7, and Technip Energies. The main contract is expected to be awarded by the end of October 2021.

04 August 2021

Consolidated Contractors Company was awarded the design-build contract in April 2021 on North Field Expansion: Pioneer Camp.

04 July 2021

The Consolidated Contractors Company has been appointed as a civil subcontractor on LNG Processing Trains (EPC-1). (Source: MEED)

03 June 2021

The design-build contract is not yet awarded for North Field Expansion: Prefabricated Labour Accommodation Facility.

18 April 2021

Construction works on Lean LNG Storage and Loading Expansion (EPC-2) are expected to commence in June 2021 and construction works on LNG Processing Trains (EPC-1) are yet to commence.

21 March 2021

A JV of Chiyoda and Technip FMC has been appointed as Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPCC) contractor for LNG Processing Trains EPC-1 with a contract value of US$13,000 million.

16 February 2021

The commercial bid submission took place on February 12, 2021, and McDermott, Saipem, Sapura, and Subsea7 have submitted the bids on Pipelines and Topsides Facilities.

07 January 2021

McDermott has been awarded a FEED contract for the North Field South: Five Wellheads package.

06 January 2021

Bids are still under evaluation and Main contract is yet to be awarded for EPC 2 package

28 December 2020

The commercial bid submission date has been further extended to January 20, 2020 for EPC-I package.

02 December 2020

The client has asked the contractors to re-submit the commercial bids which were due on December 15, 2020, however, the date has been further extended to January 2021.

21 October 2020

The EPC contracts are expected to be signed by the end of 2020. (Source: MEED)

05 October 2020

Baker Hughes has won a supply contract for multiple main refrigerant compressors (MRC) which includes 12 gas turbines and 24 centrifugal compressors for the EPC -1 package.

18 September 2020

The commercial bid submission has taken place on September 15, 2020 for EPC-I package and JV of Chiyoda Corporation and TechnipFMC, JV of JGC Corporation and Hyundai E&C, JV of Saipem, McDermott and CTCI Corporation has submitted the bids.

04 September 2020

The main contract tender has been issued on pipelines and topside facilities and Saipem, McDermott, L&T, Sapura and Subsea7 are the pre-qualified shortlisted companies. FEED works are progressing.

02 September 2020

Solicitation of Interest (SOI) has been issued for EPC-4 package in the first week of August 2020 and Samsung Engineering amongst the few other EPC's have submitted the SOI documents.

07 August 2020

Air Products & Chemicals has been appointed as the Technology Provider for the EPC -1 package. (Source: MEED)

05 June 2020

Engineering and construction work on North Field South development is expected to commence after the completion of the 4th LNG train project. Currently, the project is in the initial stage.

14 May 2020

The commercial bid submission date has been further extended to September 15, 2020 on EPC-1 package.

15 April 2020

The commercial bid submission date has been further extended and expected to be submitted in July or August on EPC-1 package and the bid evaluation is underway on EPC-2 package with the contract expected to be awarded by the end of 2020. The construction works are in nearing completion on Early Site works package.

20 February 2020

The commercial bid submission date has been further extended to May 7, 2020 and February 25, 2020 on EPC-I and II respectively.

11 February 2020

The commercial bid submission date has been further extended to February 20, 2020 on EPC-2 package.

28 January 2020

RLTO and Offplot Facility (EPC-3): Petrofac, Black Cat Engineering and Construction, Qatar Engineering & Construction Company W.L.L have submitted technical bids on January 16, 2020 and the commercial bid submission is on March 4, 2020

13 January 2020

The commercial bid submission date has been extended to February 6, 2020 on EPC-2 package.

04 December 2019

McDermott has completed fabrication work for the first two jackets out of eight offshore jackets for Offshore project.

24 November 2019

The technical bid submission has taken place on November 17, 2019, for EPC-1 and JV of Chiyoda Corporation and TechnipFMC, JV of JGC Corporation and Hyundai E&C, JV of Saipem, McDermott and CTCI Corporation has submitted the bids.

30 October 2019

The technical bid submission has taken place on October 29, 2019 for EPC-2 package. Hyundai E&C, Saipem, Samsung C&T, a consortium of IHI Corporation & McDermott International has submitted the bids.

13 October 2019

New jack-up drilling rigs for the North Field expansion project are expected to arrive from China from 2020 on the Installation of Jackets project. (Source: MEED)

11 September 2019

The commercial bids submission is due on January 7, 2020, for EPC- 2 & 3 and February 12, 2020, for EPC- 1. The overall project is expected to completed by 2025.

05 September 2019

The engineering works have commenced on offshore jackets.

29 August 2019

FEED works are complete and the ITB has been issued with the bid submission due on December 12, 2019 for LNG Trains project

18 July 2019

The following companies have been pre-qualified for the expansion of Lean LNG Storage Facilities: Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co Ltd, a consortium of Saipem SpA and Daewoo E&C, McDermott International Inc are the pre-qualified companies.

05 July 2019

The LNG Trains package is expected to be awarded by the end of 2019. The main contract tender is issued on lean LNG storage and the loading and export facilities project and the contract is most likely to be awarded in February 2020.

20 June 2019

The construction works on Early sites package is expected to be completed by July 2020 and the bid submission deadline is on 12 December 2019 for LNG Trains (4 Nos) package. The Offshore Jackets contract for drilling 6 rigs has been awarded to Gulf Drilling International (GDI) and the remaining two have been awarded to Northern Offshore Drilling Operations Limited. The drilling rigs are planned to be mobilized and ready for drilling activities starting from January 2020.

28 May 2019

McDermott Middle East Inc. has been awarded the contract to undertake FEED services for the Offshore pipelines and topside facilities project. The FEED works are expected to be completed in 12 months.

08 May 2019

EPC tender has been issued by QP for the expansion of its common lean liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage, and the loading and export facilities and the contract is expected to be awarded in February 2020. A joint venture between Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) and Teyseer Trading and Contracting Company have been awarded the EPC contract for early site works. (Source: MEED)

06 May 2019

The contract for drilling 6 rigs has been awarded to Gulf Drilling International (GDI) and remaining two has been awarded to Northern Offshore Drilling Operations Limited. The drilling rigs are planned to be mobilized and ready for drilling activities starting from January 2020.

16 April 2019

Qatargas - North Field Gas Expansion : LNG Trains (4 Nos) - Four consortiums have been invited to submit bids Chiyoda Corporation (Japan) and TechnipFMC (France), JGC Corporation (Japan) and Hyundai Engineering & Construction (South Korea), Saipem (Italy), McDermott (USA) and CTCI Corporation (Taiwan). The last date of submission is unknown and the project is expected to be awarded in January 2020. (Source: MEED)

02 April 2019

McDermott has been appointed as the main contractor for offshore jackets. (Source: MEED)

06 February 2019

Bid evaluation process is underway. (Source: MEED)

28 January 2019

Saipem, Larsen & Toubro and McDermott has submitted the commercial bids for the offshore jackets package. (Source: MEED)

08 November 2018

FEED works are still underway and completion date is extended to March 2019. For Offshore jackets technical bid evaluation date is extended to January 7, 2019. (Source: MEED)

16 August 2018

Qatargas - North Field Gas Expansion - Offshore Jackets The Expression of interest (EOI) has been issued and the following companies have been invited to participate on the project. Larsen & Toubro, McDermott, Sapura Energy, Subsea 7, TechnipFMC Subsea 7 is likely to partner with Singapore-based Sembcorp Marine and McDermott is expected to partner with local Qatari yard Nakilat-Keppel Offshore Marine

26 June 2018

Qatargas - North Field Gas Expansion - Offshore Jackets: Mcdermott has been awarded detailed engineering on the project.

07 May 2018

Qatargas has been entrusted with executing this on behalf of Qatar Petroleum

20 March 2018

LNG Trains (3 Nos) : Chiyoda Corporation is awarded as the FEED contractor on the project. The scope includes providing the basic design for the addition of 3 x 7.8 mtpa mega-trains of LNG production with associated pre-investment to add a 4th LNG train in the future.

12 January 2018

Debottlenecking of LNG Trains : The technical studies are ongoing on the project.

11 December 2017

Debottlenecking of LNG Trains: The project is still under study.

18 September 2017

Debottlenecking of LNG Trains : Detailed study is currently ongoing on the project.

05 July 2017

After the completion of the technical studies, the client has planned to double the capacity of the project to 4 bn cubic feet of gas per day. The overall project is expected to be completed between 5 to 7 years.

04 July 2017

Debottlenecking of LNG Trains : QP has signed an agreement with Chiyoda Corporation to conduct detailed study on the project which is expected to be completed by end 2017. FEED is expected to start in early 2018 if the outcome of the study will achieve the optimum value for the country.

04 April 2017

The project is expected to complete by 2024.

04 April 2017

The nature of the project, whether it will be for the production of liquefied gas or pipeline gas, has not been decided. Therefore, the final cost of the project has also not been determined yet.

04 April 2017

The client has completed technical studies and assessment of the North Field including drilling a number of appraisal wells and are in plans to develop the project in next few months.

10 October 2014

QP announced plans for North Field Alpha gas development.