QatarEnergy has further delayed the tender process for a sizeable offshore contract involving further development of its Idd El-Shargi North Dome (ISND) offshore oilfield.

Multiple people familiar with the tender process told Upstream that the Qatari player has pushed back the technical bid submission at least until next month.

“There is a delay of almost two months as bids are now due in early June, while they were initially expected in April,” one person said.

A second person described the tendering delays as procedural, expressing confidence that Qatar remains committed to the further development of ISND.