BP in partnership with OQ, Petronas, and the Ministry of Energy & Minerals in Oman have announced that production has commenced from its Block 61 Phase 2 Ghazeer gas field, according to a press release.

Production was spurred 33 months after the commissioning was approved and is ahead of schedule, with production from this field was  initially expected in 2021. 

Mohammed Al Rumhy, Minister of Energy & Minerals of the Sultanate of Oman, said: “I am delighted to see bp bringing the Ghazeer gas field online – it’s an important project for Oman and we are extremely proud of it. The gas from Ghazeer will contribute towards Oman’s 2040 vision in terms of providing additional energy to local industries as well as diversifying the economy.”

Total production capacity from Block 61, comprising both Khazzan and Ghazeer, is expected to rise to 1.5 billion cubic feet of gas per day (bcf/d) and more than 65,000 barrels a day of oil equivalent (bbloe/d). With an estimated 10.5 trillion cubic feet of recoverable gas resources, the block has the capacity to deliver approximately 35% of Oman’s total gas demand.