The two remaining prospective bidders are: Sharjah-based Petrofac International, with the local Galfar Engineering & Contracting; and Canada’s SNC Lavalin, with the local Al-Hassan Engineering. The US’ Kellogg, Brown & Rootrecently dropped out of the tendering process.

The estimated $200 million project calls for the installation of gas gathering and treatment facilities, a cathodic protection system and associated works. The Al-Kawther field contains reserves of about 1 trillion cubic feet (MEED 27:8:04).