The scope of work for the main engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) package, which is estimated to be worth RO 3.9 million ($10 million), entails the installation of a gas gathering station capable of handling 4,000 cubic metres a day (cm/d) of oil and condensate and 3 million cm/d of gas. The project will also entail the construction of interconnecting gas pipelines and electrical works. Additional equipment includes multi-phase flow valves, gas injection manifolds and flare stacks. The total capital expenditure for the project is about RO 9.75 million ($25 million).

PDO has completed the detailed engineering for the project in-house. Tenders are due out in the first quarter of 2003. Oman produces about 35 million cm/d of gas at present, of which 10 million cm/d is produced from the adjacent Yibal reservoir.