The Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) aimed to develop the Satah Al Razboot (SARB) offshore oil field to secure an additional production of 100,000 Barrels per Day (TBD). This field is located offshore in the Arabian Gulf of the United Arab Emirates, approximately 120 km from the city of Abu Dhabi.
All the required drilling for the SARB Field would be carried out from two specially built artificial islands instead of the conventional steel rigs generally used offshore. These islands were built in specific locations in the SARB Field, approximately 20 km south east of the existing Zirku Island. The distance between these two islands is around 7 km. Oil production from the islands is transported by subsea pipelines to Zirku Island, where the oil processing is carried out.
DEME was tasked with the Design and Build of the two, 500 x 450 m artificial islands for the project.