Located on a previously undeveloped desert, work on the Khazzan tight gas project began in 2014 and the completed development will eventually contribute roughly a 3rd of Oman’s natural gas supply.
Khazzan-Makarem gas field
located on a previously undeveloped desert/
Work on the Khazzan tight gas project began in 2014 and the completed development will eventually contribute roughly a 3rd
of Oman’s natural gas
Block 61 is located around 350 km southwest of Muscat, with the southern part of it known as the Khazzan field.
The newly extended area, which adjoins the Khazzan to the southwest, will henceforth be known as «Ghazeer».
It adds approximately 1,000 sqkm to the block, bringing the total Block 61 size to 3,950 km2
In December 2013, the Government of the Sultanate of Oman and BP signed an amended exploration production sharing agreement (EPSA)
for the development of the Khazzan Project for Block 61.
The concession runs to 2043.
In 2016, BP signed an agreement with the Government of the Sultanate of Oman to amend the Oman Block 61 EPSA.
This has added a further 1,150 km2
to the south and west of the original 2,800 km2
Block 61 development, allowing a 2nd
phase of development, known as Ghazeer.
Field and well development plans are underway at Ghazeer and the 1st
development well has been drilled.
Around 3.5 trillion cubic feet of accessible gas is estimated to exist at Ghazeer and 125 wells will be drilled over the project lifetime to access it.
on the first 3 development wells has begun, following appraisal drilling on Ghazeer last year.
Initial construction work has already started at Khazzan to accommodate a 3rd
gas train and associated infrastructure.
The delivery of first gas from Ghazeer gas field is expected by early 2021.
Work is also underway to build a 3rd
gas processing train and another train for the processing of oil condensates at the same site of the 1st
phase and a new gas export line.
The Khazzan and Ghazeer, developments are expected to deliver total production of 10.5 tcf of natural gas and around 350 million barrels
of condensate through the end of concession.
BP holds a 60 % interest in Block 61, while the Oman Oil Company Exploration & Production holds a 40% interest.