Estimated to be worth $200 million-250 million, the project will centre on the supply and installation of gas injection compressors, treatment units, separators, four 20-kilometre pipelines and related facilities at the onshore Arzana site. The scheme will involve the reinjection of 10 million cubic feet a day of associated gas to maintain reservoir pressure at the offshore field. At present, Satah has production capacity of about 25,000 barrels a day (b/d).

An award is due by early November for the Satah front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract. The client, Zakum Development Company (Zadco), isevaluating bids from four companies – WorleyParsons, VECO, US-based Jacobs Engineeringand Tebodin Middle East, part of Tebodin of the Netherlands – which submitted commercial and technical proposals in early July.

More full-field developments are planned by Zadco. A tender is due to be issued soon for the conceptual design study contract covering the Umm al-Dalkh (UAD) full-field development project in the emirate. Five companies have expressed interest in bidding for the contract. The project is aimed at increasing production capacity to 20,000 b/d from 13,000 b/d, through handling water cuts and enhanced oil recovery (EOR) techniques.

Also, technical bids are due to be submitted by 1 October, following an extension in the deadline, for the FEED contract covering the fabrication and installation of gas injection topsides at the Upper Zakum field. About six companies are expected to bid for the contract.