The selected engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor will also provide all civil, mechanical and electrical instrumentation and cathodic protection works.

Lekhwair is one of 10 clusters identified by the client, Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), for intensive water flooding. PDO estimates that within 10 years it will require up to 700,000 cubic metres a day (cm/d) of water for its re-injection programmes (Oman Special Report, MEED 2:9:03, pages 26-27).

Tebodin Middle East, part of Tebodinof the Netherlands, has completed the front-end engineering and design (FEED) studies on the scheme, which is broken down into the following:

Water injection pipeline from Lekhwair production station to Lekhwair-B wellhead – installation of 13 kilometres of 16-inch-diameter polyurethane pipeline to enhance water injection capacity.

Glass-fibre reinforced epoxy (GRE) pipeline from Lekhwair-B to the Lekhwair production station – installation of 13 kilometres of GRE pipeline between the stations to enhance the oil/water mix.

GRE pipeline from Dhulaima manifold to Lekhwair production station – installation of 25 kilometres of 16-inch-diameter line between stations.

Polyurethane pipeline from Dhulaima to Lekhwair production station – installation of 25 kilometres of 16-inch-diameter line.