McDermott International Inc. has been awarded a sizeable contract by Qatar Petroleum on July 11 to carry out FEED work for offshore wellhead platforms, pipelines and cables associated with the North Field Expansion project.

The scope includes the design of four offshore trunk lines with intra-field pipelines, eight wellhead platforms and power and fiber optic subsea cable rings. The FEED contract will be executed from McDermott's Doha offices, with drafting to be executed in Chennai.

Work on the project will begin immediately, and the contract award will be reflected in McDermott’s second quarter 2019 backlog.

McDermott defines a sizeable contract as between $1 million and $50 million.