Saudi Aramco has fired the starting pistol on the Safaniyah incremental project, which aims to significantly scale-up production from one of the world’s largest offshore fields.

Aramco recently floated tenders for multiple offshore engineering, procurement, construction and installation packages, which are together aimed at boosting production from the field, according to several people with close knowledge of the project.

One industry source said at least 10 offshore EPCI jobs are up for grabs for Aramco’s select group of long-term agreement (LTA) contractors, with the offshore infrastructure potentially worth billions of dollars.