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Oman Oil, Gas and Energy News Feb, 2015

Oman awards wind farm consultancy deal
ILF Consulting Engineers to advise on 50MW renewables project

Impact of falling oil prices on Oman
With smaller oil reserves and a much higher budget breakeven oil price, Oman is more vulnerable to low crude prices than the four biggest GCC economies, but stands in a far stronger position than Bahrain

Oman begins process for planned new Barka IWP
Consultants invited to submit bids for water recirculation study

Oman prequalifies for Duqm berths terminal
Contractors asked to submit documents by 10 March

Consortium bids low for Sohar desalination scheme
28,000cm/d desalination plant will supply plastics industry

Khazzan export pipelines to be awarded soon
Companies submit prices for Oman condensate and gas export pipelines

Bids submitted for final Oman road package
Bids have been received from 11 firms for the final package of major Oman road project

Oman studies electricity privatization
Canadian company selected to study privatization of power distribution in Muscat

Top 10 projects of Oman

Rank Project Name Sector Contract value  ($m)
1 Sohar Refinery Expansion Project Oil 2,100
2 Muscat & Salalah International Airport Expansion: Passenger Terminal: MC3 Transport 1,834
3 Muscat & Salalah International Airport Expansion: MC1 Transport 1,300
4 Khazzan & Makarem Fields: Central Processing Facility Gas 1,200
5 Redevelopment of Salalah International Airport: MC5 Transport 764
6 Muscat & Salalah Airports: Cargo Terminals & MRO Hangars: MC12 Transport 518
7 Rabab – Harweel Integrated Project: Onplot Gas 500
8 Rabab – Harweel Integrated Project: Offplot Gas 500
9 Musandam Oil Gas Processing Plant Gas 480
10 Salalah Ethylene Dichloride & Caustic Soda Facility Chemical 450

Source: Meed

Oman Oil and Gas Market Update Nov, 2013

• Larsen & Toubro bids low for Oman road contract – Contract calls for upgrade of road between BidBid and Sur.
• Gulf Petrochemical Services bids low on Salalah gas loop line project.
• Omanoil showcases turnkey solutions for fuel supply and management at INFRA Oman 2013.
• Carillion Alawi wins Oman hotel construction contract – New Kempinski hotel will be built at the Wave development outside Muscat.
• Contractors invited to bid for Oman substation contract – Work will involve building substation in the South Batinah governorate.
• Oman invites bids for power station upgrade – Work will involve rehabilitating power station in Dhofar governorate.
• Sohar refinery award expected mid-October – Oman Sohar refinery contract expected to go to the lowest bidder.
• Oman seeks bids for $800m road projects – Contractors sought to widen Omani road to four-lane dual carriageway between Adam and Thumrait.
• Al-Futtaim inks deal to build new mall in Oman – New mall will be the largest in Muscat.
• Omanoil showcases turnkey solutions for fuel supply and management at INFRA Oman 2013.
• Oman: Free zone infrastructure works.
• Design, supply, installation and commissioning of a primary and secondary radar system for Salalah airport. Oman tenders for Salalah airport radar system – Deadline set for 9 December.

Oman Oil and Gas Market Update Oct 2013

Oil and Gas Market Update for covering entire month of September 2013

  • Oman: Power station ‐ Engineering, procurement and construction of a power station.
  • Contractor in front for Oman’s Wave Kempinski ‐ New hotel will be built near Muscat.
  • Oman floats new tenders for road projects ‐ Contracts estimated to be worth a total of $100m.
  • Oman: Garden maintenance and irrigation works ‐ Carrying out maintenance and irrigation of gardens.
  • Oman extends bid deadline for package two of Batinah Expressway ‐ New deadline for
    retendered contract is 21 October
  • Oman revives regional airport projects ‐ Oman Transport Ministry tenders passenger terminals
    at Sohar and Ras Al‐Hadd.
  • Oman and Iran approve $60bn gas supply deal ‐ Oman and Iran have signed a 25‐year deal for
    the Islamic Republic to supply the non‐OPEC GCC state with natural gas, it is said to be the biggest
    economic agreement between the two countries. The US$60 billion deal, announced on Sunday and
    thought to be the resurrection of initial discussions in 2007 related to such a project between the two
    countries, is expected to see Iranian gas flow to Oman via a subsea pipeline. The Iranians have said that
    sweet gas from Iran’s Kish island in the Arabian Gulf could be the likely source.