Leading international and domestic contractors are competing for a prized onshore contract from Adnoc Gas Processing, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc), for work on the Habshan gas compression facility, which forms part of the emirate’s drive to further boost its gas production.

Two people familiar with the tender process told Upstream that technical bids were submitted recently by up to 11 players and the operator is expected to finalise its preferred contractor before the end of this year.