BP in conjunction with the Ministry of Oil and Gas of the Sultanate of Oman started production from the Khazzan gas field in Oman, which is operated by BP in partnership with Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production, the British company announced Monday.
“The start of production from Khazzan, BP’s sixth and largest major project start-up so far this year, is an important milestone in our strategic partnership with Oman. With further development already planned, this giant field has the potential to produce gas for Oman for decades to come,” Bob Dudley, BP group chief executive, said.
Phase one of the Khazzan field production is expected to plateau at 1 billion cubic feet of gas per day (bcf/d), and once the second phase is fully up and running, production is expected rise to 1.5 bcf/d, according to BP.
“I am delighted to see BP delivering Phase One of the Khazzan Project within time and budget. This will result in realizing more gas reserves and more production of gas that our country needs to support our energy planning and requirements,” Mohammed Al Rumhy, minister of oil and g as of the Sultanate of Oman, quoted as saying.
Phases one and two will together develop an estimated 10.5 trillion cubic feet of recoverable gas resources, BP added.
BP expects to start-up seven upstream major projects in 2017 that are anticipated to make a "significant contribution" to the 800,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day of production that BP plans to add by 2020.
By Ebru Sengul