PDOC Operations

Exploration and Production of oil are our key business deliverables. We work to meet the increasing demand for energy by discovering hydrocarbon, developing reserves , producing and transporting oil to international markets.

Our operations adopt high HSE standards conforming to internationally accepted codes, local statutory requirements, industry standards and best practices  

PDOC operates its activities in two main areas:

1. Upstream

 The development of upstream activities in blocks 3 and 7 passed through two major phases;

Phase I: aimed at producing 200 kstbd after completing development of 5 oil fields namely, Adar-Yale, Fal-Palogue, Anbar-Palogue South, Agordeed and Teima-Assel.

The development of these fields included the construction of well site facilities, flow lines and Oil Gathering Manifolds (OGMs), Field Surface Facilities (FSFs) and Field Production Facilities (FPFs). These facilities gather the produced crude and separate the produced water partially. The crude is then transported to the Central Processing Facilities (CPF) located at Al-Jabalayn, which is some 250 km to the north of Palogue.

Phase-II: In 2009, PDOC has embarked on project expansion to increase the production capacity to 300 kstbd so as to cater for processing the additional production coming from two new oil fields namely Moleeta and Gumry. Phase-II project includes the construction of FSFs and FPFs for Moleeta and Gumry, line pipes and pipelines supply, expansion of CPF and FPF at Palogue and expansion of power plants capacity from 64.83 to 81.62 MW.

An extra scope was added to Phase-II including additional wells at Adar, Agogdeed and Palogue.  Moreover new fields were also added namely Nahal, Teng-Mishmish and Gumry small structure

2. Downstream

The major facilities which run downstream activities include a 1,376 km length Pipeline that is composed of two sections; the first one is termed the Field Pipeline which links the FPF at Palogue with the CPF for a distance of about 242 km. The second section starts from CPF delivery point where the crude is transported through a dedicated Export Pipeline with 1,134 km length, 32 inches diameter and a transportation capacity of 500 kstbd.

Along the pipeline, there are 6 Pump Stations that facilitate the move of the crude. Due to the high Pour Point of Dar blend (42 C), the export pipeline has a number of 8 heating units starting from PS-3 till PS-6.  SCADA and Telecommunication Systems were installed to support the pipeline operations.

On the 11th of July 2007, PDOC commissioned its own export Marine Terminal (Bashayer-II) near Port Sudan, on the Read Sea Coast. The MT consists of six storage tanks, with a capacity of 3 MM bbl, (500 kbbl each), offshore and onshore piping, heat exchangers, Single Point Mooring (SPM), hoses, boosters and shipping pumps.

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