The contract, which is worth up to $100m, covers the installation of flowlines and wellhead installations to Adco. The successful contractor will be employed on a call-on, call-off basis, carrying out work as and when required.

The scheme covers the Sahil, Asab and Shah (SAS) fields, and is a precursor to the multi-billion-dollar SAS full-field development, which is currently under bidding.

The invited companies are understood to include the local Al-Hussam General Contracting, Lebanon’s CAT, Athens-based Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC), Oman’s Galfar Engineering & Contracting, the local Matrix, India’s Punj Lloyd, and a local company identified as Bin Frieh.

The consultants on the project are Canada’s Veco and the UK’s Mott MacDonald.