Up to four leading international contractors or consortia are poised to compete for a sizeable offshore contract involving further development of QatarEnergy’s Idd El-Shargi North Dome (ISND) oilfield in the Persian Gulf.

Multiple people familiar with the tender process told Upstream that the Qatari state-owned company recently issued tender documents to leading international contractors that were pre-qualified last year.

“We have just received the technical tender documents and bids are likely to be submitted on 6 March,” one said.