Petroleum Development Oman has awarded the local Galfar Engineering and Contracting a $96m contract to develop the Nimr-G and Karim West water flood projects.

The scope of works will involve the company constructing water flooding facilities at the two oil fields. The construction period is expected to be around three years.

Muscat is committed to a multi-billion dollar investment in enhanced oil recovery techniques in a bid to sustain production at Oman’s maturing oil fields.

PDO is a joint venture between the Oman government, which owns a 60 per cent stake, the Anglo/Dutch Shell with a 34 per cent share and France’s Total and Portugal’s Partex Oil & Gas, holding a 4 per cent and 2 per cent stake respectively.