Oman releases oil recovery construction tenders

02 September 2009

Petroleum Development Oman plans to build steam-injection project at Amal

State oil and gas operator Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has released two major construction tenders on its new enhanced oil recovery project at Amal in southeast Oman.

The Amal steam-injection project will result in two winning bidders building facilities to create large amounts of steam for injection into the PDO-operated Amal East and Amal West oil fields.

The steam heats the oil, making it flow more easily, and increases reservoir pressure. This makes it easier to produce more oil.

PDO is tendering two contracts for “on-plot” and “off-plot” construction services.

The on-plot deal covers the processing facilities for feed water, steam, oil and gas, and associated utilities.

Major components of the package include the Amal West production train, Amal East production train, a water treatment plant, aquifer pumps, a steam plant, utilities, and common facilities.

The off-plot deal covers pipelines, flowlines, electrical and telecommunications networks, and associated utilities.

PDO has set a bid deadline of 7 February 2010 and hopes to award the deal in June 2010.

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