Norwegian oil and gas operator DNO said its Hayah-1 exploration well in Oman’s onshore Block 36 failed to encounter hydrocarbons, other than minor gas shows, and will be plugged and abandoned, Muscat Daily reported.
The well, drilled in the Rub al Khali basin in the south-western part of the country, reached a total depth of 3,010m and penetrated the three target reservoirs, of which two had good reservoir quality.
DNO offered no guidance on future trajectory for onshore Oman other than to say it would continue to study the potential. The company entered Oman in 2012 and operates the only offshore fields in the country in production, according to United Press International.
Oman is the largest regional oil and gas producer that’s not a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.