State owned upstream operator Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) has tendered an estimated $20m-plus deal to repair and rehabilitate its crude oil flow lines in the south and east of the country.

A preliminary meeting will be held on 14 March and bids are due to be submitted on 12 April.

The deal is part of KOC’s wider efforts to revamp its oil transfer infrastructure to cope with plans to increases its oil production capacity by 1 million barrels a day (b/d) to 4 million b/d in 2020. In 2010, Kuwait signed a number of deals worth almost $400m for new pipelines (MEED 20:9:10).