Connections with Wikileaks documents about the Kashagan oil pipelines and the Willis family are abundant. Important to note that the financing for the project is from a AGIP, a company that owns “Trademarks, Patents, Designs, Copyrights and Domain Name Registration”.
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LONDON, Oct. 21 — Agip KCO has chosen an engineering consortium led by WorleyParsons Europe Ltd. to design facilities for the second phase of massive Kashagan oil field in Kazakhstan.
In a letter of intent, valid until Dec. 31, Agip requested front-end engineering and design services for onshore and offshore facilities. The work is valued at $31 million.
“There are also options for services post-Phase II FEED, which include early works, detailed engineering and procurement services, technical assistance, and design-system integrity,” said Aker Solutions ASA, one of the companies in the engineering consortium.
Kashagan, which has 34.5 billion bbl of oil in place, is a challenging field having high pressure and high hydrogen sulfide levels. In addition, it is in an environmentally sensitive area with difficult weather conditions. An initial output of 150,000 b/d of production from the field was originally scheduled to start in 2005, but it has been delayed until fourth-quarter 2012 due to the technical challenges, cost increases, and a reconfiguration of the offshore plant to boost efficiency levels and safety standards (OGJ Online, Sep. 19, 2008).
Kashagan, 80-km southeast of Atyrau in the North Caspian Sea, will be developed in three phases.
WorleyParsons and Aker Solutions secured the engineering services, fabrication, and hook-up for the first phase, which is expected to cost $19 billion.
The joint venture partners for Phase II are WorleyParsons, with a 45% interest, CB&I UK Ltd. 25%, and Aker Engineering & Technology 30%.
Agip is led by Eni SPA with an 18.52% stake. Its partners are Royal Dutch Shell PLC, ExxonMobil Corp., and Total SA, 18.52% each; ConocoPhillips 9.26%; and KazMunayGas and Inpex 8.33% each.
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At the end of 2013, Eni’s operations in Nigeria were carried out in a developed and non-developed area covering 36,285 square kilometres (with Eni’s share amounting to 7,646 square kilometres), concentrated in both onshore and offshore areas of the Niger Delta, with a total of 41 mining leases (eni is the operator in 11 mining leases – 11, 823 sqkm). Eni’s operations in Nigeria are regulated by Production Sharing Agreements and Concession contracts and, in the case of two leases, by service contracts where Eni is the contractor on behalf of Nigerian state-owned companies. In 2013 Eni’s share of hydrocarbon production amounted to 125,100 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/day), including 72,000 barrels/day of crude and condensates.”