Oman

Together we can tackle the toughest technical challenges

In 2007 we made an agreement with the Omani government to produce natural gas in a 2,800 square kilometre region in central Oman. This region is rich with natural gas reservoirs, and we are taking on a wide range of high-calibre upstream professionals who can work in a culture of mutual respect and co-operation to deliver the energy we need, today and tomorrow.

Our biggest project will be in Block 61’s Khazzan gas field, where we will be substantially increasing the field’s capacity. With the emphasis on safety, reliability and operational excellence, we plan to drill around 300 new wells, aiming to produce around one billion cubic feet of gas per day. 

The low porosity of the rock in Oman’s gas reservoirs makes extracting gas a significant technical challenge. Do you have the expertise to help solve this and other interesting challenges? 

BP’s Omani headquarters are in Muscat, from where we co-ordinate Block 61.

Our people and partners

BP Oman has its main office in Shatti Al Qurum in Muscat and currently employs around 300 people. Over 70% of our staff are Omani nationals.

Other BP activities in the Sultanate of Oman:
  • Lubricants are distributed through the Oman Oil Marketing Company SAOG (OOMCO), which markets both BP and Castrol brands through a network of OOMCO-branded forecourts, Lubesplus sites and high street retailers.
  • Air BP provides technical advice, training and management services related to aviation operations and marketing.
  • BP Marine manages an extensive fuel bunkering operation at Salalah Port in southern Oman.

Community investment

BP is committed to developing local capabilities through various training and educational programmes. For example, in 2012 we launched our Technicians Development Programme, a multi-year development programme for Omani nationals, designed to take diploma graduates from technical colleges from foundation level to world-class technician over a five-year period. We have supported a summer school and vocational training project for women and children in a community near our concession area. BP is supporting a scholarship programme for a number of high achieving Omani Bachelors and Masters students. 

Our business in Oman also supports the BP Young Adventurers Programme, with many Omani school children taking part in weekends of learning and adventure to help develop their leadership skills.
BP seeks to work with the government and with local communities in partnerships of mutual advantage, while providing energy to customers in a safe, sustainable and environmentally-responsible way

Hear from our people

Khazzan: A project overview

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BP expats on the Oman experience

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Khazzan: "A small United Nations"

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