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Construction progress made on BP's Ghazeer Gas Field in Oman

BP Oman's president said work on Stage 2 of the project is coming along "very well"

Work on Block 61  Stage 2 of Ghazeer Gas Field in Oman is proceeding well [image: ONA].
Work on Block 61 Stage 2 of Ghazeer Gas Field in Oman is proceeding well [image: ONA].
British Petroleum (BP) Oman is developing the Khazzan and Ghazeer fields [image: ONA].
British Petroleum (BP) Oman is developing the Khazzan and Ghazeer fields [image: ONA].

Work on Block 61 – Stage 2 of Ghazeer Gas Field in Oman is coming along “very well”, with 33% of all project activities completed, Eng Yousef bin Mohammed al-Ojaili, president of British Petroleum (BP) Oman, said.

According to al-Ojaili, “a number of wells” have been drilled for Stage 2, with work under way to construct roads leading to the wells. Also under development at present are a third gas processing train for the project; a train to process oil condensates on the site of Khazzan gas field’s Stage 1; and a gas export line.

READ: BP to develop Phase 2 of Oman’s Khazzan gas field

The first delivery of gas from Stage 2 is expected in early 2021, ONA reported.

“The total lifetime capital expenditure for the Khazzan and Ghazeer fields is estimated at $16bn (OMR6.2bn), and about 300 wells [will] be drilled through the estimated operational age for the two stages,” al-Ojaili added.

Stage 1 of the project included the drilling of 200 wells connected to the central processing facility that includes two gas processing trains. All produced gas is pumped at a government pipeline network managed by Petroleum Development Oman and Oman Gas Company, with the output being marketed by the government, according to BP Oman’s president.

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Stage 2’s development has been “easier compared to the first stage due to the experience and knowledge obtained” while working on the latter. The process has also been helped by the introduction of new BP technologies related to hydraulic fracturing that help with production and reduce operational costs.

Al-Ojaili said that as per an agreement between BP Oman and the sultanate’s government, the production output of Khazzan Stage 1 stands at 28 million m3 of gas per day, in addition to 30,000 bpd of oil condensates. Production will likely rise to 1.5 million ft3 per day and 50,000 bpd of oil condensates following the completion of Ghazeer Stage 2, the report added.

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