Kuwait’s Central Agency for Public Tenders (CAPT) has announced that it will invite companies to bid for two upcoming Kuwait Jurassic projects within 30 days.

The contracts cover Jurassic Production Facility 4 (JPF-4) and JPF-5. CAPT has published a list of 11 prequalified bidders and said that other companies that want to be added to the list can get in touch with the agency.

The contractors that have already prequalified are:

  • Daewoo Engineering & Construction (South Korea)
  • JGC Corporation (Japan)
  • KBR (US)
  • Petrofac International (UK)
  • Saipem (Italy)
  • Samsung Engineering (South Korea)
  • SNC Lavalin (Canada)
  • Tecnicas Reunidas (Spain)
  • Schlumberger Oilfield Eastern Limited (US)
  • Spetco International Petroleum (Kuwait)
  • Al-Khorayef Group (Saudi Arabia)

Under the terms of the contracts for JPF 4 and JPF 5, the companies that are awarded the projects will have 22 months to execute the construction and will then operate and maintain the facilities for five years.

Together, the two contracts will create an onshore surface production facility with the capacity to produce 50,000 barrels of oil a day and 150 million standard cubic feet of gas a day.

The hydrocarbons will be produced from sour and wet reservoir fluids from the North Kuwait Jurassic Fields.

The scope of the two projects will also include a water treatment unit, a sulphur recovery unit and associated facilities, such as a control room, substations and buildings.

Export pipelines are not going to be part of the scope of the projects.

JPF4 and JPF5 were originally expected to be tendered in the second half of 2018, however, KOC is yet to publish a list of prequalified bidders for the projects. The tenders are expected to be issued some time after Ramadan, which ends in early June.

Three other JPF contracts have already been awarded.

JPF3 is currently in the final stage of execution and is expected to be completed before August this year.

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