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Summary Information

  • Source: Qatar's offshore North Field
  • Destination: UAE and Oman
  • Ownership: Dolphin Energy
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  • Length: 370 kilometres ( miles)
  • Capacity: per day
  • Status: Operating


  • The Dolphin Gas Project is one of the largest energy-related projects ever undertaken in the Middle East.
  • In addition to the development of upstream facilities to extract wet gas from Qatar's North Gas Field, twin sea lines have been constructed to transport the gas to Ras Laffan, an onshore site also in the northern part of the state.
  • Once there, NGL products and condensate are stripped and the remaining dry gas is compressed and transported along over 370 kms of sub-sea pipeline to the United Arab Emirates.


  • Saipem: Engineering, procurement, construction and precommissioning of shore approaches at Ras Laffan, Qatar, and 12km of two 36”pipelines and of 372km of a 48” gas pipeline from shore Ras Laffan to a receiving facility terminal onshore Taweelah, in the United Arab Emirates.
  • Dresser-Rand: Provision of six DATUM centrifugal compressors
  • Rolls-Royce: Provision of six industrial TRENT 60 Dry Low Emissions (DLE) gas turbines


  • 2005 - Saipem awarded EPC contract

Other Information

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  1. Saipem won two offshore contracts for a total amount in excess of 350 million USD
  2. Full-Load, Full-Pressure Hydrocarbon Test Completed On Gas Compression Package For The Dolphin Gas Project

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