Iraq Crude Oil Export Expansion Project Phase 1

ClientSouth Oil Company, Iraq
StartNov 2010
FinishMar 2013
Contract TypeEPC Lump Sum
ValueUSD 733 million
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The Iraq Crude Oil Export Expansion Project (ICOEEP) is perhaps the most important strategic project in the Iraqi Ministry of Oil’s (MoO) Master Plan. The Crude Export Facility of Southern Iraq currently exports approximately 1.8 MMBOPD from onshore facilities to the KAAOT and ABOT offshore terminals.

The MoO Master Plan 2007 has the objective of developing further offshore loading facilities to enable export capability of 4.5 MMBOPD within 5 years. The ICOEEP Project is designed to achieve this objective.

ICOEEP Phase 1 includes the following scope of works on a full engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning basis:
  • Installation and commissioning of two 48” parallel pipelines, 20km onshore and 120km offshore.
  • Installation of three SPM systems (single point mooring systems) capable of receiving and loading VLCC tankers.
  • Fabrication and installation of a 600MT Subsea Valve Manifold.
  • Dredging works to achieve pipeline trenching and sufficient water depth for VLCC mooring.
  • Construction and commissioning (civil, mechanical and electrical works) for the new onshore facilities at Fao terminal.
  • Installation of subsea Fibre Optic Cables and Composite Power Fibre Optic Cables.
  • Installation and commissioning of Telecommunications and SCADA systems.
  • Full commissioning, Client training and initial operation responsibilities to ensure the Client is equipped to operate and maintain the new exporting facilities.

In order to achieve the Client’s fast-track schedule Leighton will engage three of its latest offshore construction and pipe lay vessels; the Leighton Eclipse, Leighton Stealth, Leighton Mynx, as well as a fleet of support and security management vessels.