BP in Oman

BP has had an upstream presence in Oman since 2007 and is a major investor in the country

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What we do

BP has a long history of oil and gas exploration and production in the Middle East. It is a major investor in Oman and one of the world’s pioneers in tight gas production, bringing technology and experience to develop one of the Middle East’s largest unconventional gas resources - the Khazzan field in Block 61.

The total gas produced from the Khazzan development will eventually deliver around 40% of Oman’s daily domestic gas supply, making a significant contribution to ensure stable supplies from domestic sources.

On 16 December 2013, BP and the government of the Sultanate of Oman signed a gas sales agreement and an amended production sharing agreement (EPSA) for the development of the Khazzan field in Block 61. In November 2016, the EPSA was amended to extend the license area of the block and enable further development of additional resources in the area that have been identified by drilling activity.

To develop Khazzan, BP formed a joint venture with Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production (OOCEP), where BP is the operator of Block 61 and holds a 60% interest, and OCCEP holds a 40% interest.

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.

Our people and partners

BP Oman has its main office in Al Khuwair in Muscat and employs around 700 people. Around 70% of our workforce is Omani nationals.

A workforce of around 13,000 people has been working to deliver the project on time and under budget

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Community investment

BP Oman’s social investment programme is a unique model that works towards serving and empowering local Omani capabilities in driving Oman towards a self-sufficient and progressive future. Launched in 2014, the social investment programme has run more than 20 initiatives, which have benefitted more than 33,000 Omanis from local communities near the Khazzan site and across Oman.

BP Oman’s social investment programme aims to support Oman’s national priorities in the development of Omani people, economic diversification and job creation. The social investment programme delivers projects under three main themes:

  1. Enterprise development
  2. Education
  3. Energy sustainability
  • Enterprise development
  • Education
  • Energy sustainability
  • Enterprise development
  • Education
  • Energy sustainability
  • Please use the contact details below to call or write to us at BP Oman. We aim to deal with your enquiries as quickly as possible.

    BP’s office in Oman

    BP Exploration (Epsilon) Ltd
    PO Box 1649, PC 130 (Al Aziba) Muscat
    Bait Salam Building
    Sultanate of Oman

    Office: (00968) 22121000
    Fax: (00968) 24602044

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