A trio of leading international contracting groups are in the frame for a sizeable offshore contract from Qatargas that comprises at least two giant compression platforms destined for its North Field.

Multiple people familiar with the development project told Upstream that three contenders recently submitted technical bids to Qatargas for the second package (Package-2) of the North Field Production Sustainability (NFPS) compression project.

The first phase of the ongoing NFPS project comprises three key packages, with the Package-2 tender process in full swing.