The terms of reference for the feasibility study call for a preliminary evaluation into building such a pipeline system, including technical, environmental, commercial and operational analysis. The study, which is scheduled to take six months, will be based on two route options: the first terminating in either Fahud or Sohar in the Gulf of Oman; or a second option that would bring the oil to a Red Sea terminal for export. Doha-based Gulf Organisation for Industrial Consulting (GIOC) is the client for the study.