L&T gets Rs 1,500 crore EPC order from PDO
Aug 20 2013 , New Delhi
"The EPC order is for the Yibal third stage depletion compression (Y3DC) project at the Yibal-Natih gas reservoir in Oman. The project is scheduled to be completed in 39 months," L&T said in a BSE filing.
Yibal-Natih is a sweet gas reservoir with recoverable reserves estimated at 90 per cent. It has been in production since 1972 and undergone a series of expansions to accommodate increasing demand for gas. The Yibal third stage facility will be installed to boost reservoir pressure, L&T said.
"With significant growth potential for natural gas in the Gulf, this order is strategic for L&T and reflects its capability to execute such projects in an extremely competitive environment," L&T said.
L&T is doing two projects for PDO, a leading exploration and production company in the Sultanate, which accounts for 70 per cent of the country's crude oil production and nearly all of its natural gas supply.
PDO is 60 per cent owned by Oman government. Royal Dutch Shell has 34 per cent stake among others.