Libya’s Waha Oil Company is gauging contractor interest in a deal to build new oil and gas production facilities worth up to $100m.

The company released a request for expressions of interest (EOI) in the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract on 24 August and has given contractors until 14 September to apply to bid on the deal.

The project will be located about 20 kilometres north west of Waha’s central production facilities in the north east

It covers the construction of facilities to gather, test and distribute 10,000 barrels a day (b/d) of oil, along with 5,000 b/d of crude oil and 3 million cubic feet a day of gas.

The project will be located about 20 kilometres north west of Waha’s central production facilities in the north east of the country. It will draw oil from six new wells and the winning contractor’s scope will include flow lines linking the wells with the production facilities and pipelines linking the scheme with the central processing unit.

Contractors expect the company to issue the tender documents for the project by the end of the year and to have awarded the construction contract by the end of the first quarter of 2011.

The company says that it is close to completing in-house front-end engineering and design (FEED) studies for the project.