Abu Dhabi has awarded two contracts worth a combined $245mn for upgrading its Jebel Dhanna oil terminal, an essential component of Adnoc’s Crude Flexibility Project (CFP) to enable its 420,000 b/d Ruwais West refinery to process cheaper heavier sour crudes.

Adnoc announced the EPC awards on 9 September. The first is a $135mn contract to China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering (CPPE) to replace the two Main Oil Lines that transport Adnoc’s flagship Murban crude (40.3°API, 0.78%S) to Jebel Dhanna. Murban is produced from the Adnoc Onshore concession (Adnoc 60%, Total 10%, BP 10%, CNPC 8%, Inpex 5%, Zhenhua 4%, GS Energy 3%). (CONTINUED - 373 WORDS)