As part of its investment in Ghazeer, BP Oman is adding a third gas processing train to the central processing facilities (CPF) in Block 61, along with a second condensate train, gathering systems, well hookups, and a new gas export system connecting with Oman Gas Company’s network in Fahud.As of end-2018, around 45 per cent of the gas processing infrastructure associated with the Ghazeer development was complete, BP Oman’s President said. Progress is also being made in the drilling of 15 of the 100 wells expected to be drilled over the life of the project. When operational by the early part of 2021, Ghazeer will contribute 14 million m3/day of gas (0.5 bcf/day) and 25,000 bpd of condensate, he noted.Further, as part of its support for In-Country Value (ICV) development and localisation efforts, BP Oman awarded contracts worth
$1.1 billion to locally registered Omani companies in 2018, said Al Ojaili.He also announced plans to support the entry of a local Omani company into the complex fracking process at the heart of BP Oman’s Khazzan — Ghazeer tight gas development. Fracking (also known as hydraulic fracturing) is described as a well stimulation technique designed to unlock gas trapped in tiny holes in the ‘tight’ rock of the reservoir. The process involves the use of a ‘fracking fluid’ to be injected at high pressure into the wellbore to create cracks in the reservoir formations, and allow the trapped gas to flow.Abraj Energy Services — a wholly-owned drilling and well services subsidiary of Oman Oil & Orpic Group — will be given the opportunity to be part of BP’s fracking operations in Block 61, said Al Ojaili.“I’m very happy to announce the launch of a major vendor development programme in which BP is ready to work with Abraj Energy on developing Abraj for the complex fracking business in Oman. We will work with them to be part of the fracking business in Oman,” he added. BP Oman is a partnership of energy major BP (60 per cent), Oman Oil Company E&P (30 per cent) and Malaysian energy giant Petronas (10 per cent).
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