Muscat, 7 February 2020
The second phase of BP Oman’s multibillion-dollar gas development in Block 61 in central Oman is in the “final stages”, according to a top official representing the energy supermajor in the Sultanate, reports Oman Daily Observer newspaper’s senior journalist Conrad Prabhu.
BP Oman President Yousuf Al Ojaili said this in a Tweeter message welcoming on Tuesday Ministry of Oil & Gas Under-Secretary Salim bin Nasser Al Aufi on visit to the construction site where new gas processing facilities are nearing completion in Block 61.
“After production from Khazzan started in September 2017, the second phase of Block 61 gas development (Ghazeer field) is at the final stages,” said Al Ojaili.
Khazzan, representing the first phase of BP Oman’s mega investment in unlocking the tight gas resources of Block 61, is currently producing around one billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d).
This will increase to 1.5 bcf/day when the Ghazeer development, representing Phase 2 of BP Oman’s multi-year development, comes on stream early in 2021.
In addition to the drilling of around 100 wells as part of Phase 2, BP Oman is adding a third gas processing train to the central processing facilities (CPF) in Block 61, along with a second condensate train, gathering systems, well hookups, and a new gas export system connecting with Oman Gas Company’s network in Fahud.
The Khazzan and Ghazeer, developments are expected to deliver total production of 10.5 tcf of gas and around 350 million barrels of condensate through the end of concession.
BP Oman is a partnership of energy company BP (60 per cent), Oman Oil Company Exploration & Production (30 per cent) and Malaysian energy giant Petronas (10 per cent).