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    McDermott Bags Qatar Feed Contract

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Qatar is working on expanding its LNG production capacity.

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McDermott Bags Qatar Feed Contract

Engineering, procurement and construction firm McDermott has been awarded a contract from Qatargas to deliver front-end engineering and design (Feed) work for Qatar Petroleum's North Field South (NFS) project, it said on January 6. 

"For more than 30 years, McDermott has executed projects in Qatar's North Field, and we will leverage our experience and local resources to successfully deliver this project," said Tareq Kawash, senior vice president at McDermott. "As oil and gas field development continues in the region, we are poised to build on this initial work to further support Qatargas as they progress the subsequent phases of the NFS project." 

The contract scope includes the replication of five offshore wellhead platforms. The Feed contract will be executed from McDermott's Doha office and work will begin immediately, the company said. 

Qatar is working on expanding its LNG production capacity by undertaking North Field East (NFE) and NFS expansion projects. First gas from the NFE expansion is expected by the end of 2025. The second phase, NFS, will further increase Qatar's LNG production capacity from 110mn mt/yr to 126mn mt/yr.