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OMAN - Oxy Group - Mukhaizna.



When Mukhaizna was part of the PDO's concession, the complex field in the south was put on stream in mid-2000 with a capacity of 16,000 b/d of very heavy oil but the output has since fallen to 10,000 b/d. Shell spent years preparing its further development and an extensive EOR EOR - exclusive or  system. As the MOG v. t. 1. To move away; to go off.
[

imp. & p. p. os> Mogged

r>;

p. pr. & vb. n. os> Mogging.]
 reviewed the relevant plans in early 2005 and received preliminary offers from other firms, Shell proposed to raise the field's capacity to 80,000 b/d by 2010. But Occidental Petroleum of the US (Oxy) offered a 150,000 b/d capacity by 2011 at about the same cost. In June the MOC MOC

See Market on Close.
 awarded the field to a consortium led by Oxy, as operator with a 45% stake. The other partners in this are the Omani government through Oman Oil Co. (OOD See object-oriented design.

OOD - object-oriented design
) with 20%, Shell with 17%, Liwa Energy Ltd. (a unit of Mubadala - an investment firm of the government of Abu Dhabi) with 15%, Total E&P Oman with 2% and Partex (Oman) with 1%.

This field has a steam injection system similar to the one for Qarn Alam. But the field will have a far more extensive EOR system to be installed by Oxy. Mukhaizna has between 2 bn and 2.4 bn barrels of oil in place. Oxy will try to maximise the recovery rate through to 2011 under a programme in which total investments may exceed $2,000m. The Oxy-led group on Jan. 4 issued a preliminary information notice inviting prequalifiers to bid for the main EPC (1) (Entertainment PC) See HTPC.

(2) (Electronic Product Code) A standard code for RFID tags administered by EPCglobal Inc. (www.epcglobalinc.org).
 contract. The invitees have included: Petrofac/Galfar, Dodsal of India, Tecnicas Reunidas of Spain; and Technip of France. A tender was issued on Jan. 11. Bids are to be submitted on March 25.

To be worth $250-350m, the EPC contract covers central production processing units, satellite production processing facilities, an oil tank farm and associated works. The Mukhaizna project calls for use of thermal injection techniques. WorleyParsons MEG of Canada has done the FEED work.

The whole project's scope calls for the drilling of more than 1,800 wells and construction of 80 steam plants. Mukhaizna's crude is so heavy that Oxy will have to mix it with lighter crudes in order for it to flow through pipelines.

In July 2005 when the PSA (Professional Services Automation) An information system designed to organize, track and manage all opportunities, work, resources, costs, revenues and invoices to improve the productivity and efficiency of the workforce.  was approved by a decree issued by Sultan Qaboos, Oxy's CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  Dr. Ray R. Irani Ray R. Irani (January 13, 1935) is the current Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Occidental Petroleum. According to Forbes.com, his five-year total compensation between 2001-2005 was $127,447,000.  was quoted as saying: "We are very pleased to have been chosen to work as partners with Oman to develop this important project. This is another step in the implementation of our growth strategy in one of our core areas. Occidental is an industry leader in increasing and prolonging production from mature and under-developed fields by applying cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art reservoir management techniques. This is an exciting opportunity to create value for the people of Oman and for our stockholders". (Mukhaizna was discovered in 1975 by PDO PDO Php Data Objects (PHP extension)
PDO Protected Designation of Origin (EC)
PDO Pacific Decadal Oscillation (weather)
PDO Property Damage Only
. Oxy has been active in Oman since 1979.

A Shell spokesman then said: "Shell has lots of experience in the kind of work required at Mukhaizna and we are still very keen to support the government in developing the field. Everyone portrayed the change of ownership as a bloody nose for Shell, but this is a very large project, which has grown in size, and another way of looking at it would be to see it as a means of sharing the risk".

Liwa's parent, Mubadala Development, is investing heavily in Oman including a stake in a 1m t/y methanol venture in the south. Dolphin Energy Ltd (DEL) has been buying Omani gas and will supply the sultanate with Qatari gas from early 2007. The Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA ADWEA Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority ) is investing in Oman's aluminium smelter.
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Date:Feb 6, 2006
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