After BP has signed the Khazzan agreement with Government of Oman in December 2013, and subsequently received the Royal Decree on 20th February 2014, BP’s Khazzan project entered the ‘Execute’ stage. Recently, BP has completed the KZN-13 vertical well as part of the continuing project appraisal and is currently drilling KZN-14 horizontal well as first development well. BP is also making progress in placing major contracts for the delivery of Khazzan and mobilising its project team for the construction phase of the project.
In its efforts towards delivering first gas in 2017, BP Oman achieved many milestones like safely decommissioning the Early Well Test (EWT) site in the end of January 2014 (ahead of schedule and below budget). BP also improved its understanding of the reservoir of KZN13 and KZN14 results along with the seismic work. In addition to that, increases the number of rigs from 1 to 4.
BP’s first efforts towards the Khazzan field development started early on in 2007, when BP signed an agreement with the Government of Oman for the appraisal and development of the Khazzan and Makarem gas fields in Block 61. In March 2011, BP Oman achieved a major milestone with the first gas delivery to the government from its extended well test project in Block 61. This successful pilot project has helped to demonstrate the potential of a much larger scale development.
In 2012, BP completed testing of a horizontal well in the Amin reservoir and completed the drilling programme and began stimulation and testing of a horizontal well in the Barik reservoir. BP also moved into the define stage of the Khazzan Project surface facilities engineering and began early work with many of the potential future contractors for the project.