Firms line up for Oman steam facilities

19 August 2010

Contract is part of wider $500m Amal steam injection project

Engineering firms have submitted final bids for the main construction package of the $500m-plus Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) Amal steam injection project, sources close to the scheme tell MEED.

PDO wants to build facilities to create large amounts of steam for injection into the PDO-operated Amal East and Amal West fields to help increase production. The steam heats the oil, making it flow more easily and increases reservoir pressure. This makes it easier to produce more oil.

Ten international and local engineering firms were prequalified to bid on the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract, which covers the main facilities at the fields, although it remains unclear how many of those submitted proposals in time for the 15 August bid deadline.

The deal covers design and construction of facilities to process feed water, steam, oil and gas and associated utilities.

Major components of the package include a production trains at the  Amal East and Amal West oil fields, a water treatment plant, aquifer pumps, a steam plant, utilities and common facilities.

Firms prequalified to bid on the contract include:

  • Punj Lloyd (India)
  • Gulf Petrochemical Services & Trading (Oman)
  • Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) (Athens-based)
  • Arabian Industries (Oman)
  • Dodsal (India)
  • Al-Tuwairqi Group (Saudi Arabia)
  • Petroleum Projects & Technical Consultation Company (Petrojet) (Egypt)
  • Al Hassan Engineering (Oman)
  • Larsen & Toubro Limited (India)
  • Galfar Engineering & Contracting (Oman)

Earlier in the year, Arabian Industries won another major EPC contract on the scheme, covering off-plot facilities. This covers pipelines, flowlines, electrical and telecommunications networks and associated utilities.

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