Qatargas is nearing the decision phase for a huge offshore compression facilities package involving its North Field Production Sustainability (NFPS) project, with the operator likely to select its preferred contractor within weeks.

Commercial offers for the prized engineering, procurement, construction and installation job, dubbed NFPS Package 2, were recently submitted by a trio of international players and are currently being evaluated by the operator, project watchers told Upstream.

“Qatar is swiftly moving ahead on the NFPS Package 2 and an award is expected within a month or two,” one person said.