Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (Adco) is preparing to issue tender documents for the first phase of its Sahil, Asab and Shah (SAS) full field development.

Only four groups are believed to be prequalified for the $1,300 million-1,500 million engineering, procurement and construction contract (MEED 20:7:07).

They are UAE-based Petrofac International; Paris-based Technip with UAE-based Dodsal; Italy?s Snamprogetti with India?s Punj Lloyd; and Spain?s TR with Athens-based Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC). The project will increase crude production capacity from the fields from 385,000 barrels a day (b/d) to 445,000 b/d.

The tender was delayed from the summer.