Muscat: Construction work at Ghazeer Gas Field (Block 61) is going on very well and 33 per cent of the project has been completed, said Eng. Yousef bin Mohammed Al Ojaili, President of British Petroleum (BP) Oman, in a statement to Oman News Agency (ONA).
He pointed out that a number of wells were drilled during the second stage and work is underway to construct the roads leading to the wells. He noted that work is also underway to build the third gas processing train and another train for the processing of oil condensates at the same site of the first stage "Khazzan" gas field and a new gas export line.
He forecast the delivery of the first gas from the second stage by early 2021.
"As per the agreement between the Omani government and BP Oman, the production of the first stage Khazzan gas field now stands at some 28 million cubic metres of gas per day, in addition to 30,000 barrels per day of oil condensates,' he said.
The first stage included drilling 200 wells that are connected to the central processing facility, which includes two identical gas processing trains. The produced gas is pumped at the government pipelines network managed by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and Oman Gas Company. The gas is marketed by the government," Eng. Al Ojaili added.
"The total lifetime capital expenditure for the Khazzan gas field and Ghazeer gas field is estimated at US$16 billion and that some 300 wells be drilled through the estimated operational age for the two stages," he said.
He hoped that the production would increase to 1.5 billion cubic feet per day and 50,000 bpd of oil condensates upon the completion of the second stage of the project "Ghazeer".
As for the challenges facing the company in the second stage, he noted that the second stage was easier compared to the first stage due to the experience and knowledge obtained while addressing the challenges while implementing the first stage and the introduction of BP new technologies with relation to hydraulic fracturing to facilitate production and reduce operational costs.