UK-based TechnipFMC is set to win a prized front-end engineering and design contract from Qatargas for huge offshore compression facilities required for its North Field off Qatar.

At least three people familiar with the tender process told Upstream that the Qatari state-controlled giant is believed to have finalised TechnipFMC as its preferred FEED contractor for the offshore project.

The offshore compression facilities required for Qatar’s North Field are likely to together involve more than 180,000 tonnes of fabrication, one person said.