Australian engineering contractor Worley Parsons has been awarded a contract to carry out front end engineering design (Feed) for Qatar Petroleum’s $11bn Bul Hanine field redevelopment project.

The contract is for design work for a project phase known as Phase 1b according to company spokesperson Rana Said, speaking to MEED in an interview.

Said declined to give details on the contract’s scope and said further details would be announced over coming weeks.

The Bul Hanine redevelopment project is expected to double the field’s current production rate from 40,000 to 95,000 barrels a day and extend the life of the field by over 25 years.

The offshore portion of the Bul Hanine redevelopment project is expected to be worth $3.5bn.

In October 2015 Qatar Petroleum awarded US engineering contractor McDermott International an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract for four wellhead jackets.

Two of the jackets will be installed in the Bul-Hanine field, which is located east of Doha. These have been scheduled for completion in December 2016. The remaining two scheduled for completion in July 2017.