Petronas has issued invitations to bid for the front-end engineering and design work for phase two of its Kasawari field offshore development in its native Malaysia, set to incorporate a huge carbon capture and storage scheme.

Two consortia are known to have received invitations — Malaysia Marine & Heavy Engineering (MMHE) with engineering partner Ranhill Worley, and South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries, which one well-placed source said is tying up with Aker Solutions for this tender.