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Penspen awarded ADCO Bab and Asab fields contract

Penspen, a leading global provider of engineering and project management services to the energy industry, has signed an agreement with Matrix Construction to provide modification works at Bab and Asab fields, located west of Abu Dhabi. The fields are owned and operated by the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations Ltd (ADCO).

Earlier this year, ADCO commissioned a project to upgrade the facilities at the fields, in order to improve reliability, integrity and performance. Penspen has been sub-contracted the detailed engineering works by Matrix Construction, the EPC contractor.

The works on Bab and Asab fields comprise of planned modifications and improvements on non-associated gas facilities.

Penspen previously carried out the FEED work for this project and is therefore well positioned to deliver a highly successful outcome.

Chafic Mansour, Project Manager at Matrix Construction, says: “We chose to work with Penspen because they presented a highly competent team to us, with a strong mix of skills which will complement our requirements, particularly in the Instrument and Control arena. What’s more, since Penspen had already completed excellent work on the FEED, we had confidence that they were the best team for the job.”

Michael Simm, EVP Middle East and APAC, Penspen, adds: “We have worked on a number of ADCO projects and I’m delighted to be working with Matrix Construction in helping to upgrade the instrumentation and controls performance of these two key fields.”


About Penspen
Penspen has been providing engineering, project management, asset management and integrity services to the oil and gas industry worldwide for over 60 years. Originally founded in the UK in 1954 as Spencer & Partners, the company has now grown to include over 1,000 engineers with major offices in London, Aberdeen, Houston, Abu Dhabi, and Bangkok.

During its history, Penspen has undertaken over 10,000 projects, addressing a wide range of challenges from the economic evaluation of pipelines to complex integrated facilities design. Our heritage is onshore pipeline engineering, in which we have been involved in major pipeline projects around the world. However we have expanded to provide the full scope of engineering services for the life cycle of an asset. We have also developed an extensive range of training services covering engineering design, integrity, and operations and maintenance, for energy assets.

About Matrix Construction
Matrix Construction was established in 1980 as a local company under the ownership of Mr. Sultan Bin Rashid Al Dhahiri, who is a prominent and respected member of the Abu Dhabi business community and is a member of the Board of several leading companies and institutions.

The company specialises in the design, procurement, installation and commissioning of mechanical, piping, pipeline systems as well as overhead tower lines, power skids, electrical and instrument projects.

More info:  www.penspen.com