Qatar Petroleum GTC 189/ED/03 EPIC of an independent Flare for QJA-1 & 2 and Replacement Separators at Dukhan Fields

Abalto safely and successfully delivered commissioning procedures, conducted process commissioning and managed the instrumentation and logic update in three Oil & Gas facilities for Qatar Petroleum at Dukhan filed. We were able to have a problem free commissioning through following structured methodology, drawing on lessens learnt, identifying what could go wrong and preparing for mitigation of flaws. Other success factors were management of interfaces, managing risks to successful delivery, agreeing to the handover and acceptance criteria prior to commencement and rigours testing during pre-commissioning.
The change over from old to new separators was scheduled during planned shutdown where as the Flare package start-up was on a live plant.

Project Details

  • Contract No. C134
  • Primary Service Construction & Commissioning, Detailed Design & Engineering
  • Industry Oil & Gas
  • Secondary Service As Built Documentation, Commissioning Planning Systemisation & Completion, Pre-Commissioning & Commissioning, Projects Plans Procedures Specifications & Detailed Designs, Start Up Audit Start Up & Process Optimisation
  • Client Qatar Petroleum
  • Start Date Apr 2005
  • Consultant or EPC Panorama Contracting and Engineering Services
  • Contract Value ($) 50000
  • Project Location Al Khubaib St, Doha, Qatar
  • Person Hours 650
  • Execution Office Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Status Completed

Scope of work

    Commissioning to replace the existing separators at both Khatia Main De-gassing Station (KMDS) and Fahahil Main Degassing Station (FMDS) of Qatar Petroleum Dukhan Oil Filed in addition to the provision of new flare package at Khatia Main Pumping Station (KMPS) with all associated piping, instrumentation and commissioning.


  • Validation of Construction Completion
  • Management of Interfaces
  • Management of DCS & Safety System Modifications
  • Developing Commissioning Procedures
  • Conducting Pre-Commissioning Checks
  • Conducting Process Commissioning
  • Conduct Start-up
  • Conducting Process Optimisation
  • Conduct Training


  • DCS & Safety System Modifications
  • Commissioning Procedures
  • Pre-Commissioning Records
  • Commissioning Records
  • Process Optimisation Records
  • Alarm & Trip Records
  • As-Built Documentation
  • Training

Technical specifications

  • KMDS De-gassing Station
  • FMDS De-gassing Station
  • KMPS New flare Package
  • Change over from old to new separators