Oman Starts Rabab Harweel Integrated Project
Petroleum Development Oman's (PDO) Rabab Harweel Integrated Project (RHIP) has entered the start-up phase.
Gas has been produced from six sour wells to date, according to a July 18 statement from Petrofac, which provided engineering, procurement, construction management and commissioning support services. The project has been commissioned two months ahead of schedule and as the process progresses the plant’s capacity will be ramped up over the coming weeks, it said.
Located in the Harweel cluster of fields in the southern Omani desert, the project includes sour gas processing facilities and associated gathering and injection systems and export pipelines. It will handle the production of oil and gas from the Harweel oil reservoirs via miscible gas injection and the production of gas with condensate from the Rabab reservoir through partial recycling of sour gas, Petrofac said.
When up to capacity, the facility will deliver export of sweet gas to the Salalah Gas Pipeline (SGL). It will also produce condensate which is exported to the Main Oil Line (MOL) via Marmul. The facility will re-inject gas to Rabab for condensate recovery and Harweel oil reservoirs for miscible gas injection, Petrofac said.
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