Extracting gas tightly held in the old, hard rocks of Khazzan is challenging. BP brings global experience in advanced seismic, hydraulic fracturing and well design expertise, which has been vital in the work to date. The world’s largest onshore seismic survey and precise 3D modelling of the subsurface was conducted to understand where the gas is and how it is distributed. Highly accurate horizontal drilling is now being undertaken and fluids are being injected at pressure to coax the gas out. The expertise gained by Omani engineers will enhance the capability of Oman’s oil & gas sector.
Over the life of the project around 300 wells will be drilled and a third train added to the CPF.
|Partners||BP (60%), Oman Oil (40%)
|Project type||Tight gas|
|Peak annual average production
||~ 200 mboed (gross)
~ 115 mboed ( (net)
BP will add another 0.5 billion cubic feet of gas a day to its production from the giant Khazzan field in Oman’s Block 61
BP Oman announced that phase one of its massive Khazzan natural gas project is 80 percent complete and on track to deliver first gas near the end of 2017
BP has had an upstream presence in Oman since 2007 and is a major investor in the country