Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production LLC (OOCEP) recently awarded the UAE-based National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contract for installation of two offshore pipelines in the Musandam area, Oman, NPCC announced today. A new multiphase offshore pipeline will import well fluids from the Bukha field to Musandam Gas Plant for processing. An offshore export pipeline will also be installed to transport sales gas from Musandam to Saqr Port in Ras Al Khaimah, according to an emailed press release from NPCC. The two pipelines have a total length exceeding 30 km and will be laid in water depth of up to 90 m. The approximately US$40 million contract provides NPCC an entry into the lucrative Omani market and is in line with its expansion strategy. NPCC is recognized amongst the leading EPC Contractors in the Oil and Gas industry. It was formed in 1973 and is jointly owned by Senaat (70%) and Consolidated Contractors International Company (30%).