Midstream Specialist (international)

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This tender with title Midstream Specialist (international) has been published on Bidding Source portal dated 03 Jan 2019 for the country of Afghanistan. It has been categorized on . For similar tenders you can see tenders mentioned below of this page.

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Midstream Specialist (international)
Request for Expression of Interest
3 Jan 2019
20 Jan 2019
Ministry of Mines and Petroleum - MOMP
World Bank


( Individual Consultant - INDV)

Country: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Name of Project: Afghanistan Exttr &nctives for Development –AE4D

Grant/Loan Credit No.: &np; TF-A4809

Project ID: ; & P-159402

AssignmentTitle:   am specialist International -Individual consultant

Durationof Assignment: Twelve< /strong> (12) Months

Implementing Agency: Ministry of Mines & Petroleum - MoMP

Duty Station: Kabul/Afghanistan

Contract Type:

Reference No.: &nb MOMP/CS/008-INDV-1397

Project Description/Background

The developmentof Afghanistan’s hydrocarbon resources has been identified as a critical link for securing long-term energy security, economicc ofrowth, diversification and stability for the country. The development of indigenous gas resources offers immediateopportunities fincreased energy access and security, especially in reinforcing the deployment of variable, intermittent renewableenergy.Hydrocarb ons meet a longer-term goal to increase Afghanistan’s integration into regional (Central/South Asia)development initiatives, including projects such as the TAPI (Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India) Pipeline. Since 2002 theMoMP has made repeated attem pts to establish and sustainan enabling environment for private/commercial sector investment,targeting further exploration and deve lopment of previously producing fields.Internationally, bid rounds confirmed investorinterest, but unaddressed impediments to inves tment across the full gas value-chain remain.After a decade of efforts, Afghanistanhas yet to demonstrate a fully integrated &ldquo ;proof of concept” investment, developing and delivering gas to creditworthy customers.

Available Hydr ocarbon Resources. Afghanistan’s hydrocarbon potential extends wellbeyond the limited exploratory and development work carrie d out to date on the Amu Darya prospects in the north. The countrypresents five major and one minor sedimentary basins, all of whic h are substantially underexplored. Exploration activities have sofar been largely confined to northern Afghanistan within the Amu D arya and Afghan-Tajik basins. Limited exploration in the Tirpulbasin (Herat Province) confirmed the presence of hydrocarbon resourc es while the Katawaz and Helmand basins have no reportedshows, likely owing to negligible or no exploratory work. The Kushka Basin,also still largely unexplored, constitutes anextension of the highly prolific Amu Darya, home to giant and super giant fields in T urkmenistan and Uzbekistan, includingTurkmenistan’s Galkynysh field, one of the largest in the world. The absence of sufficie ntly comprehensive geological andgeophysical data has contributed to hampering the GoA’s efforts to attract foreign capital f or exploration anddevelopment.

Reserve assessment.More recently (July 2016), an assessment of existing fieldproduction dataand contingent resources for the known gas fields was conducted under USAID’s Sheberghan Gas Development Prog ram (SGDP).McDaniel & Associates Consultants Ltd. was subcontracted to appraise all existing data and to prepare reserve estima tes inaccordance with the Petroleum Resource Management System (PRMS), the international standard for reserve evaluation. McDanielconducted a resource assessment of seven fields (Jarquduq, Khoja Gogerdak, Yatimtaq, Khoja Bolan, Juma/Bashikurd and Shakarak); thecompany was unable to produce a report for the Jangalikolon and Chekhche fields due to lack ofdata.

McDaniel’s 2C or “best case” estimate of gas resources in the Sheberghan area (implyiing a 50% probability of recovery and data.

McDanielroughly equivalent to Gustavson’s meanprobabilistic estimate of 2005) indicate that afte sources are approximately equivalent to 30% of those in Gustavson’s 2005report and highlight the urgent need to stimulate exp loratory activities in Afghanistan. McDaniel’s 1C, or “lowcase” estimate (implying at least a 90% probability of recovery) would be adequate to support a stable supply of natural gasat current production volumes and for proof of concept, gas-ba sed power generation, subject, however, to substantial investmentsin field production, gathering and processing capacity.

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In recent years, Government has increased its’ commitment to developing domestic naturalgas reserves as well asimproving the environment for gas transport, specifically relevant to the Mazar-Sheberghan Gas Pipeline,the Installation and Commi ssioning of Amine Plant, and the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) natural gas pipeline. Acommitment to the constructi on of Afghanistan’s first gas-fired power generated plant is also ongoing through IndependentPower Plant (IPP) projects. In o rder to build on these increased technical developments and to achieve the sound development ofAfghanistan’s midstream sector , MOMP seeks a Consultant to assist in developing the midstreamsector.

2.Assignment Objective

The objective of the assignment is to provide the Ministry ofMines and Petroleum (MOMP) and Afghan Gas Enterprise (AGE) with the ex pert technical advice to develop the processing andtransportation capacity of the AGE.

3.Scope of Work

Below is theoutline of activities to be undertaken by the Midstream Specialist.

The Midstr eam Specialist (International) assignmentrequires the expert to develop necessary technical resources for the Government of Afghani stan and the Ministry of Mines andPetroleum:

  1. Provide expert guidance and technical expertise to MOMP and AGE in all oil &gaspipeline and mid-stream infrastructure-related development across the country.
  2. Assist the MOMPand AGE in developingTerms of Reference and Requests for Proposal for oil &gas midstream projects.
  3. Develop TORs and Requests for Proposalfor operation and maintenance services for existing gas midstream infrastructure.
  4. Develop the Statem ent of Work for theconstruction new pipelines and other mid-stream facilities. Specifically, develop a Statement of Work for the re habilitation ofthe existing Sheberghan-Mazar gas pipeline. (are we talking of the old pipeline or the partially constructed new pipeline)
  5. Work closely with the Amine Plant Automation Specialist and Senior Technologists in optimizing the operation ofthe existing amine plant.
  6. Assist MOMP leadership and staff on TAPI related activities and business and financial planning mo theels related to pipeline access on a commercial basis and the integration of TAPI into other midstream projects beingdeveloped in ghanistan.

4. Expected Outputs andDeliverables

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TheMidstream Specialist (International) is required to deliver th e below-listed deliverables to the Government of Afghanistan and theMinister of Mines and Petroleum:

  1. Report and pres entation on the assessment of the existing midstream gasinfrastructure. Extensive and thorough work was already conducted by UNICON(reports to be forwarded). In any case, a review andupdate on the available reports might be justified.
  2. Develop a roadma p for the development of the midstream processingfacilities.
  3. Develop a training plan to build AGE midstream technical cap acity.

5.Length& Location of Assignment

& nbsp; The Consultant will beexpected to work closely with formally designated MoMP in Kabul, Afghanistan. The duration of the contract will be 12/months with apotential of extension

6.Minimum Quali fications


Bachelo r’sdegree in Petroleum Engineering (or comparable engineering degree) from an internationally accredited university. .


  • At least 10 years’ experiencce in the oil and gas industry, preferably

  • s a petroleum engineer, with extensive handson experience in gas pipeline and gas procesmaintenance outside Afghanistan or in the capacity of International in Afghanistan..
  • Detailed knowledge of internatio nal oil industry standards.
  • Detailed understanding of health, safetyand environmental standards in the oil and gas sec tor.
    • Work experience developing, reviewing, analyzing, andapproving midstream projects and production of oil and gas.< /li>
  • Competencies:

    • Stronganalytical skills and report writing skills
    • Understanding and knowledge ofMidstream
    • Ability to work under pressure, effectively coordinate research with the t eam and meet tight deadlineswithout compromising quality of work.
    • Computer literacy and knowledge of standard PC softw are packages (MS. Excel,PowerPoint, Word, etc.) is essential.

    Language Requirement

    • Fluencyin English
    • Knowledge of Pashto/dari will beprefered

    7.Conflict of Interest

      • & The Consultantprefered
    1. s required to disclose on any potential, actual, orperceg involvement in other assignments.

    8.Confidentiality The Midstream Specialist agrees to keeep c percenfidential all information that it receives, directly or indirectly, from the Afghan Government, its agencies orministries, or other source, as well as all reports, briefs and opinions prepared by the Consultant, or by third parties, on thebasis of such info rmation (collectively, the Material). The Advisor will use the Material exclusively for the purpose of preparingdeliverables releva nt to this assignment as requested by the Government of Afghanistan and/or the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum.The confidentiality obligations will not apply to information in the public domain


    < p>Qualified and interested candidates are requested to submit the followingdocumentations:

    1. Cover lett er including a Brief Note stating why the candidate thinks s/he is thebest candidate for the assignment,
    2. Personal CV withdetails of work experience relevant to the announced TOR, ,submitting previous publications is an asset

    10.Submission Guideline

    The applicantsshould submit his/her resume with subject line stating the job title and vacancy no. no later than the closing date.


    shouldp>Note: Only application send to below address will be considered . Applications send to any other address even withinthe org ion will not be considered.



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