Under the terms of the contract, signed on 7 January, Amec will provide the state upstream operator with front-end engineering and design and project management consultancy services.

The deal is a renewal of Amec’s existing management contract with KOC, which started in 2004.

The work is similar to the two other five-year management deals signed by the US’ Fluor Corporation and Australia’s WorleyParsons in recent months (MEED 06:01:08).

KOC has in the past traditionally kept only two in-house management contractors, but is now taking on three as it seeks to increase production capacity to 4 million barrels a day by 2020.