Qatargas has awarded McDermott International a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for Qatar Petroleum’s (QP) North Field South (NFS) project.
According to a statement, the contract scope includes the replication of five offshore wellhead platforms. The FEED contract will be executed from McDermott’s Doha office and work will begin immediately.
“For more than 30 years, McDermott has executed projects in Qatar’s North Field, and we will leverage our experience and local resources to successfully deliver this project. As oil and gas field development continues in the region, we are poised to build on this initial work to further support Qatargas as they progress the subsequent phases of the NFS project,” said Tareq Kawash, McDermott Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Qatar Petroleum (QP) said it began development drilling on its North Field East (NFE) project in March 2020. The NFE work would increase LNG production from 77m tonnes per year to 110mn tpy, while the NFS work, the second phase of the state’s expansion, will take LNG production from 110mn tpy to 126mn tpy.