The four prequalifiers are Spain’s Tecnicas Reunidas (TR), Italy’s Saipem, Canada’s SNC Lavalin and UAE-based Petrofac International with the local Galfar Engineering & Contracting.

The EPC contract had originally been due to be tendered in May but is now likely to be released later in the year. Calgary-based MEG WorleyParsons carried out the original FEED study. The estimated $250 million-300 million enhanced oil recovery (EOR) project calls for the use of steam-assisted gas-oil gravity drainage to thin viscous oil and ease extraction.

The scope of works includes the installation of steam generators, a raw water supply system, a water filtration and treatment plant, oil and gas processing, deoiling and gas compression facilities and offplot pipelines, headlines and flowlines (MEED 5:8:05).