India’s Larsen & Toubro Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE) has emerged as frontrunner to win an estimated $100m contract from Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) for installation of line pipes at the Mabrouk gas field.

The Mabrouk North East line pipe project, undertaken by majority state-owned PDO, calls for laying of line pipes at the onshore field development, along with drilling for 16 gas-producing wells and construction of other associated facilities.

It is unclear if LTHE has formally received the letter of award (LoA) from PDO.
In June last year, PDO awarded the UK’s Petrofac an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services contract for the project, as part of a 10-year framework agreement.

The EPCM contract involved Petrofac supporting PDO in selecting a contractor for the line pipes construction.

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