Al-Dhafra Petroleum has awarded a contract to Oman-headquartered Galfar Engineering & Contracting for executing engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) works at its Haliba field in Abu Dhabi.

The value of the EPC contract is understood to be approximately $100m, according to sources.

The duration of the call-off contract, which was awarded to Galfar earlier in June, is four years, the sources said.

The Haliba field is operated by Al-Dhafra Petroleum, a joint venture established in 2013 between Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) and a consortium of South Korean firms Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC) and GS Energy, which is represented by the Korean Abu Dhabi Oil Consortium (Kadoc).

Adnoc owns the majority 60% stake in Al-Dhafra Petroleum, while Kadoc holds the remaining 40%.

As part of its contract, Galfar will perform EPC works to install well tie-ins and additional flowlines.

The sources added that Galfar is in advanced talks with UK oil and gas services provider Penspen for sub-contracting the engineering works on the project.

Last July, Adnoc announced the start of oil production from the Haliba field, marking the first time Al-Dhafra Petroleum had produced crude since it was established in 2013.

Haliba came online with a production capacity of 40,000 barrels a day (b/d).

The field is located along the southeast border of Abu Dhabi emirate.

MEED recently reported that India’s Larsen & Toubro Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE) is close to completing engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) works on phase 1 of the Haliba onshore field development project in Abu Dhabi.

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