Projects Details


Natural Gas Distribution, FEED – ADNOC Distribution

Assignment Name:   Consultancy Services for Natural Gas Distribution in

Emirate of Abu Dhabi

Country:    United Arab Emirates

Location within Country:

Abu Dhabi

Professional Staff Provided by Firm/entity:


Name of Client:  

ADNOC Distribution

No of Staff:



ADNOC Distribution

P.O. Box 4188, Abu Dhabi


Duration of assignment:

24 months

Start Date (Month/Year)

Febuary 2005

Completion Date (Month/Yr.)
Febuary 2006

Approx. Value of Services (in Current US$) : 2.5 Million

Name of Associated Consultants, if any:

No of Months of Professional Staff Provided by Associated Consultants:


Name of Senior Staff (Project Director/Coordinator, Team Leader) involved and functions performed:

Denis Lefrancois – Project Director

Chris Paget – Project Manager

Mike Caines – Contract Specialist

Don Betton – Engineering Specialist

Theo van Besouw – Operations Specialist

Colin Young- Construction Specialist

Bijon Pourkarimi – Market Research

Sebastian Regimon-Drafting

Varun Dhyani – Project Scheduling


Narrative Description of Project:

Provision of a Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) for the natural gas distribution network for the Emirate of

Abu Dhabi, as well as bid documents for the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction phase. The deliverables

also included a long term financial analysis incorporating projected consumption and anticipated variations in

commodity prices.


Description of Actual Services Provided by Staff:

The FEED included the supply study, determining upstream supply capacity, redundancy requirements and selection

of pipeline routes. Design parameters and philosophies were documented in a Design Basis Memorandum (DBM)

which also included a comprehensive HAZOP study. Design Specifications as well as Material Standards &

Specifications, Construction Standards & Specifications, Network Analysis & Design, Drawings and Approval

Protocols were included. The package was expanded to include the development of bid documents for EPC





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