Canada’s SNC Lavalin is low bidder for the engineering, procurement, and construction contract for the water injection facility at the Marat-Managish oil reserve in West Kuwait, according to industry sources.

SNC Lavalin submitted a bid of $177m for contract, which is being tendered by the state-owned upstream operator Kuwait Oil Company (KOC),

Other bidders were:

  • NPCC (UAE), $211m
  • Saipem (Italy), $247m
  • CPECC (China), $271mn
  • ABB (Switzerland), ($322mn)

The planned water injection facility will have a capacity of 40,000 barrels of water per day (bwpd) at maximum pressure of 6,100 pounds per square inch (ppsi).

The water will be pumped into the Marrat-Minagish reservoir through 16 injection wells.

Kuwait is undertaking significant infrastructure work to support its ambition to produce four million barrels a day of oil by 2020.