Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (Adma-Opco) has extended the bid deadline for the contract to build oil production facilities at the Umm al-Lulu and Nasr fields to 18 October. The deal could be worth up to $2bn.

The documents for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract were sent out on 6 July and the initial deadline for submissions was 21 September.

Prequalified contractors successfully lobbied for more time to prepare their proposals due to the number of offshore oil and gas construction contracts currently being planned for tender in Abu Dhabi.

Adma-Opco decided to tender both fields together in a bid to secure a more competitive price and streamline the bidding process. The contract will cover the construction of early production facilities at both fields.

Both of the early production facilities will have a capacity of 22,000 barrels a day (b/d) of oil, sources close to the scheme say. It ultimately wants to produce 100,000 b/d from Umm al-Lulu and 65,000 b/d from Nasr (MEED 5:8:10).

Firms prequalified to bid:

  • Hyundai Heavy Industries (South Korea)
  • J Ray McDermott (US)
  • National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) (UAE)
  • Saipem (Italy)
  • Technip (France)
  • Larsen & Toubro (India)