QP aims to drill the first wells for its major gas expansion plan next year, with the first new LNG volumes starting by end-2023. The expansion could entail the drilling of more than 50 new wells as Doha seeks to capitalize on an expected market tightening.

Qatar Petroleum (QP) awarded US contractor McDermott a “Detailed Design” contract for offshore jackets on 5 May as it presses ahead with its major LNG expansion plan. After ending its 12-year moratorium on North Field gas...