MUSCAT : Oman has commenced gas production from Ghazeer field ahead of its schedule, the Ministry of Energy and Minerals said in a statement on Monday.
“Following the successful startup of Khazzan in 2017, we are pleased to announce along with our partners BP Oman and Petronas, the commencement of gas production from Ghazeer ahead of schedule which will add another 0.5 bcf/d and over 30,000 bpd condensate production,” the ministry said.
Meanwhile, His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Al Rumhy, Minister of Energy and Minerals said Ghazeer will contribute towards Oman’s 2040 vision. “I am delighted to see BP Oman bringing the Ghazeer gas field online – it’s an important project for Oman and we are extremely proud of it, gas from Ghazeer will contribute towards Oman’s 2040 vision in terms of providing additional energy to local industries,” Al Rumhy said.
Ghazeer was initially expected to come into production in 2021. The first phase of development of Block 61 – Khazzan – was brought online in September 2017.
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