Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil exporter, has launched multiple tenders for the additional offshore infrastructure required at its Manifa and Safaniyah fields, as it continues to invest heavily in strategic oil projects.

Two people with direct knowledge of the development told Upstream that the Saudi state giant has kicked off the tender process for at least four new offshore engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) deals.

"The tenders for the four projects were offered in the past few weeks, with bids likely to be submitted by the end of next month," one person said.