bp, in partnership with OQ, PETRONAS and the Ministry of Energy and Minerals in Oman, has revealed that production has begun from the Ghazeer gas field - 33 months after the development was approved.
Its Block 61 Phase 2 facility was initially expected to come into production in 2021. The first phase of development of Block 61 – Khazzan – was brought online in September 2017.
Dr Mohammed Al Rumhy, the country’s Minister of Energy and Minerals, said: “I am delighted to see bp bringing the Ghazeer gas field online - it’s an important project for Oman and we are extremely proud of it. The gas from Ghazeer will contribute towards Oman’s 2040 vision in terms of providing additional energy to local industries as well as diversifying the economy.”
Bernard Looney, bp chief executive, added: “The start-up of Ghazeer is an important milestone in our strategic partnership with Oman, delivering critical national infrastructure for the Sultanate. We appreciate the collaborative support we have received from the government of Oman and our partners in delivering this significant start-up safely and ahead of schedule, particularly as Oman prepares to celebrate its 50th national day.
“When we introduced our plans to reinvent bp, we were clear that to deliver them we have to perform as we transform. There are few better examples of how we are doing just that than Ghazeer. This project has been delivered with capital discipline four months early, wells are being drilled in record times and, importantly, safety performance has been excellent. It exemplifies what a strong and resilient hydrocarbons business looks like – a core part of our strategy.”
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