Oman Approves BP's Khazzan Project

Oman Approves BP's Khazzan Project

The government of Oman has approved a gas sales agreement and amended a production sharing agreement with BP for the development of the country's Khazzan field, the company reported Monday. The government approval signals that the project can now go-ahead.

BP said construction work for the Khazzan project will begin in 2014 with first gas expected in 2017 and a ramp-up to plateau production in 2018. The full field development will see a drilling program of some 300 wells over 15 years that will deliver peak production of one billion cubic feet of gas per day and 25,000 barrels per day of gas condensate. BP noted that this volume is equivalent to around one-third of Oman's total daily domestic gas supply.

BP Group Chief Executive Bob Dudley said in a company statement released Monday:

"We are very pleased to be going ahead with this major project, which is very important for both Oman and for BP. This enables BP to bring to Oman the experience it has built up in tight gas production over many decades. This is one more example of BP developing a long term gas supply chain, in this case to bring energy to customers in Oman for decades to come."

In a recent interview with Rigzone, Anand RV, BP's vice president of human resources for its Middle East exploration operations, explained that 5,000 workers and engineers will be needed to develop the project with 150 BP-trained Omani technicians used to run it in the long term.

"They will go through a very structured five-year induction and training program, which will include attending a training center in Oman that we have just set up," RV said.

A former engineer, Jon is an award-winning editor who has covered the technology, engineering and energy sectors since the mid-1990s. Email Jon at jmainwaring@rigzone.com

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Post a Comment Generated by readers, the comments included herein do not reflect the views and opinions of Rigzone. All comments are subject to editorial review. Off-topic, inappropriate or insulting comments will be removed.

Events  SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER

Our Privacy Pledge
SUBSCRIBE

More from this Author
Jon Mainwaring
Senior Editor, EMEA | Rigzone
 -  Total Sells West of Shetland Assets af... (Jul 29)
 -  Galp Produces Solid Results for 2Q 201... (Jul 27)
 -  What Now for UK Shale Gas? (Jul 27)
 -  Cuadrilla Appeals Council's Shale Gas ... (Jul 23)
 -  Wressle-1 Well Test Exceeds Expectatio... (Jul 21)


Most Popular Articles

From the Career Center
Jobs that may interest you
Senior Reservoir Engineer - Houston, TX
Expertise: Reservoir Engineering
Location: Houston, Texas, TX
 
Commissioning Engineer
Expertise: Design Engineer|Electrical Engineering|Subsea Engineering
Location: Anchorage, AK
 
Permitting / Regulatory Specialist
Expertise: Regulatory Compliance
Location: Houston, TX
 
search for more jobs

Brent Crude Oil : $49.99/BBL 0.94%
Light Crude Oil : $45.74/BBL 1.26%
Natural Gas : $2.81/MMBtu 2.18%
Updated in last 24 hours