Petrochina has floated a tender for project management consultancy (PMC) services on its phase-three development of the Halfaya oil field in Iraq.

The contract was tendered on 30 June with companies asked to submit PMC proposals by 11 August.

The scope of the PMC contract includes assisting Petrochina in reviewing the detailed engineering design, ensuring engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) contractors carry out their work within the project schedule, and recommending design changes.

Phase three of the Halfaya project is planned to increase the field’s production capacity to reach 535,000 barrels a day (b/d) by 2017 with the construction of main facilities and a gas processing plant.

With the Halfaya export pipeline due to be completed in 2014 and the phase-two central processing facilities (CPF) expected to be commissioned in 2015, Petrochina and its partners plan to double the field’s production to 200,000 barrels a day b/d, from 100,000 b/d currently.

The Halfaya consortium includes Petrochina’s parent group China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), Malaysia-based Petronas, France’s Total and state-owned Missan Oil Company.

In December 2013, UK-based Mott MacDonald was awarded a new contract to provide technical support for the second and third phases of development at Halfaya. The company had already completed work on the first phase of the development.