Qatar Petroleum (QP) is poised within weeks to launch the tender process for a prized engineering, procurement, construction and installation contract for the further development of its Idd El-Shargi North Dome (ISND) oilfield in the Persian Gulf.

At least three people with direct knowledge of the tender process told Upstream the state-controlled giant is preparing to soon launch the tender process for the next development phase of the ISND oilfield.