French supermajor Total is evaluating fresh commercial bids from two contracting groups vying to land a prestigious turnkey contract for its Tilenga project in Uganda.

Upstream understands that McDermott-owned CB&I and Fluor each submitted updated prices a few weeks ago and both are now in talks with Total. The US rivals are battling hard to land an engineering, procurement and construction contract for a major central processing facility.

The CPF will comprise two oil-gas-water separation trains producing 190,000 barrels per day of oil and will be able to handle up to 700,000 bpd of oil and water. McDermott’s bid is being supported by China Petroleum Engineering & Construction Corporation, while Fluor is working with Sinopec.

Source: Upstream