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    BP Hooks up Phase 2 Facility at Omani Field


The facility was connected during a three-week planned shutdown.

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BP Hooks up Phase 2 Facility at Omani Field

BP has connected a new Phase 2 facility at the Khazzan field in Oman, it said April 3. It follows a three-week planned shutdown while it carried out maintenance and upgrades at its Phase 1 infrastructure.

BP and its partner Oman Oil have been producing gas at Khazzan since September 2017. Its second phase, greenlit in 2018, aims to lift production from 1bn ft3 to 1.5bn ft3/day and first gas was planned not until 2021.

The UK major said separately it had been given the all clear from Omani authorities to proceed with exploration work at Block 77 in central Oman, which will include seismic data processing and the drilling of one well. It teamed up with Italy's Eni to win a production-sharing agreement for the area in July. Khazzan gas is destined for the domestic market, although the country is home to an LNG export terminal.