Applications for prequalification were submitted on 19 December for the main engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract on the Mukhaizna enhanced oil recovery (EOR) project. The client is a consortium led by the US’ Occidental Petroleum Corporation (MEED 16:12:05).Applicants include Dubai-based Dodsal, UAE-based Petrofac International with the local Galfar Engineering & Contracting, Canada’s SNC Lavalin and Spain’s Tecnicas Reunidas. A tender is due to be issued on 11 January with a closing date of 25 March for the submission of bids. The scope of works on the contract covers central production processing facilities, satellite production processing facilities, an oil tank farm and associated works. Canada-based WorleyParsons MEG is carrying out the front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract. The estimated $2,000 million Mukhaizna project calls for the use of thermal injection techniques to raise production from the field to 150,000 barrels a day (b/d) from 10,000 b/d by 2011.