Work on the three-year contract is expected to start by the end of 2008, with the data to be used for the development and long-term recovery prospects of the field.
Dukhan, one of the oldest fields in the state, currently produces around 330,000-barrels-a-day (b/d). An enhanced oil recovery scheme is under way to lift output to 350,000 b/d over the next few years.
The Dukhan field contains three oil reservoirs and a fourth non-associated gas reservoir.
Earlier this year, France's Technip won the front-end engineering and design contract for a $250m-300m acid gas removal project at Dukhan (MEED 17:3:08).
Qatar is striving to increase total oil production to 1.1 million b/d by 2010, from 900,000 b/d currently (MEED 30:5:08).
A MEED Subscription...
Subscribe or upgrade your current MEED.com package to support your strategic planning with the MENA region’s best source of business information. Proceed to our online shop below to find out more about the features in each package.