Leading domestic and international contractors are preparing to submit bids later this month to Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) for a key framework agreement, which involves work on multiple wellhead towers offshore Abu Dhabi.

Two people familiar with the development told Upstream that Adnoc is swiftly progressing with the bidding process and is expected to finalise its preferred contractors for the framework agreement within weeks.

“Bids for the framework deal are due on 18 November and at least three engineering, procurement and construction contractors are likely to be eventually selected by the operator,” one person told Upstream.