PDO seeks bids for Al Noor expansion works
State-run Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has invited bids for the engineering and procurement contract (EPC) for expansion of the Al Noor oilfield in the south of the country, according to its website.
Contractors will supply and install an additional new gas dehydration train along with gas injection compression facilities and associated injector wells, associated piping and utilities at the existing Al Noor production station, it said.
Bids for the project will close on February 9. Al Noor is one of PDO's biggest fields, starting production in 2000. PDO is Oman's largest oil producer and an affiliate of Royal Dutch Shell. It pumped 633,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil in 2008.
Oman has spent heavily on new technology to enhance oil output from its old, depleted fields. It produced 807,000 bpd in 2009 up from 757,000 in 2008.
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