The prospective bidders are Paris-based Technip-Coflexip, the local National Petroleum Construction Company, Italy’s Snamprogetti, JGC Corporation and Chiyoda Corporation,both of Japan, Bouygues Offshore of France, and Fluor Daniel and Bechtel, both US-based.

The project, estimated to cost $350 million-400 million, involves increasing oil production from the onshore Rumaitha and Al-Dabbiyah fields to a sustainable capacity of 150,000 barrels a day (b/d) and a maximum level of 180,000 b/d. The two fields are producing small volumes at present.

The 40-42-month project will cover the supply and installation of two crude oil-processing trains, in-field pipeline works, the installation of a pipeline to transport crude to Habshan, and related facilities.

Technip-Coflexip has carried out the front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the scheme.US-based VECO is providing project management consultancy (PMC) services (MEED 2:11:01).