Phase 1 of Khazzan gas project officially inaugurated by H H Sayyid Haitham

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The first phase of development of Oman’s giant Khazzan gas field was officially inaugurated on Thursday by H H Sayyid Haitham bin Tarik al Said, Minister of Heritage and Culture and Bob Dudley, BP’s group chief executive.

The Phase 1 development started gas production in September 2017.

Speaking at the Khazzan field, Dudley said, “It is an honour to be here in Oman on this momentous occasion. Although this marks just the beginning of operations for Khazzan, we already have been working towards this for ten years, building close relationships with Oman and our partners. I expect these relationships will continue to grow and deepen.”

“With an estimated 10.5tn cubic feet of recoverable gas resources in place in Khazzan, this is very much just the start of the journey,” he added.

Eng Isam al Zadjali, CEO of Oman Oil Company said, “As an investment arm of the sultanate in the energy sectors, we at Oman Oil are honoured to be part of the Khazzan project and help maximise the value of Oman’s natural resources. I am delighted by the fact that the project has contributed to the sustainable development of the nation on many fronts, including human capital development, new technology applications and social responsibility, to name only a few.”

According to a press release, the phase 1 of the Khazzan development will include a total of 200 wells feeding into a two-train central processing facility.

At peak, the phase 1 development involved a workforce of around 13,500. Phase 1 production is expected to plateau at 1bn cubic feet of gas per day.

When the second phase of development of the Khazzan field – known as Ghazeer - is fully onstream total production is expected rise to 1.5bn cubic feet per day. In total, approximately 300 wells are expected to be drilled over the estimated lifetime of these two phases of development of the Khazzan field.

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