OMAN - The Other Operators.There are three oil and condensate condensate, matter in the form of a gas of atoms, molecules, or elementary particles that have been so chilled that their motion is virtually halted and as a consequence they lose their separate identities and merge into a single entity. producing operators in Oman other than PDO PDO Php Data Objects (PHP extension)
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Safah & Al Barakah: In Oman's northern fairway, Occidental (Oman) of the US operates the Sunainah block in partnership with Mitsui group of Japan which at end-2001 bought the 35% stake Fortum (ex-Neste) of Finland. The 11,793 sq km block includes three Thamama-related fields yielding 42 deg. API oils: Safah, 40 km north of Lekhwair, now producing 40,600 b/d, compared to 41,000 b/d in early 1998 and 30,000 b/d in 1995; Al Barakah, producing 1,800 b/d compared to 4,700 b/d in early 1996; and Wadi Latham, producing less than 200 b/d from 350 b/d in early 1996.
Safah was found in 1983 in a Lower Cretaceous Fm, at a depth of 6,500 ft, by a JV of Quintana (60%) and Gulf Oil (now ChevronTexaco - 40%). The Sunainah block had been awarded to the JV in Dec. 1975 under an 80-20% 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. . In 1979 Occidental (Oxy) took 15% in this and raised it to 30% in 1981 and 65% in 1983, when it bought Quintana out and became operator. It brought Safah on stream in 1984. In 1989 its capacity was raised from 16,000 to 18,000 b/d. In June 1991 Chevron sold its 35% to Neste and the field's capacity was expanded to more than 24,000 b/d. Further finds boosted its recoverable reserves from 90m to 120m barrels and its capacity reached 34,000 b/d in 1994. Now the field has almost 100 wells, including one with a record medium-radius horizontal section of 4,944 ft. Horizontal wells boosted the field's capacity. Al Barakah, 39 km south-east of Safah, was found in late 1991 and Oxy brought it on stream in 1992. Its capacity has fallen steadily and Oxy has done 3D seismic work in efforts to raise its output. The oil is in an Upper Shuaiba Fm at a depth of 4,686-4,730 ft. The oil is piped to Safah. From there Oxy's whole output is piped to Mina Al Fahal Mina al Fahal (Arabic: ميناء الفحل) is a coastal area in the northeast of Oman, near to the country's capital, Muscat. terminal through PDO's facilities at Lekhwair. This includes the oil from Wadi Latham, 32 km west of Al Barakah. Wadi Latham was found in Oct. 1993 through a medium-radius horizontal well and went on stream in late 1994. Its pay zone is 201 ft thick in a Shuaiba Fm at a depth of 6,719-6,920 ft.
Safah also produces natural gas, both gas associated with oil production and non-associated gas. In April 2003 Oxy and Mitsui signed a long-term agreement to sell up to 130 MCF/d to Oman Gas Co. (OGC OGC Office of Government Commerce (UK government)
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OGC Open GIS Consortium, Inc. ) from mid-2004. This will help OGC supply the UAE (Uninterruptible Application Error) The name given to a crash in Windows 3.0. In subsequent versions of Windows, a crash was called a "General Protection Fault," "Application Error" or "Illegal Operation." See crash in Windows and abend. with 135 MCF/d under an agreement with Dolphin Energy Dolphin Energy is a gas company of Abu Dhabi. It was established in March 1999 by the Government of Abu Dhabi. As of today, Dolphin Energy is owned by Mubadala Development Company, on behalf of the Government of Abu Dhabi, (51% of shares), Total S.A. (24. , in which Oxy has a stake, until 2007 (see Gas Market Trends No. 7 in next week's Review). When gas production reaches 130 MCF/d, Oxy will raise Safah oil output to 50,000 b/d.
The Daleel fields in a Lower Cretaceous Fm, in a north-central trend on Block 5, are operated by Daleel Petroleum Co. This is a 50-50 JV of Petrogas, a unit of the local field services company MB Petroleum which in late 2001 bought the block's assets from Japex Oman (see background in Vol. 58) and China National Petroleum Co. (CNPC CNPC China National Petroleum Corporation
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CNPC China National Philatelic Corporation (Chinese stamp authority) ). The fields produce 5,000 b/d of 37-39-44 deg. API (9,000 b/d in early 2000 & 10,000 b/d in early 1998). They are being developed to a capacity of 25,000 b/d by late 2007 and the project involves the drilling of 80 new wells. Daleel, of Lekhwair group found in March 1986, tested 1,000 b/d of 39 deg. API oil at 5,250 ft. It went on stream in mid-1990 at 6,000 b/d. Then Japex developed other small fields it had found and linked them to its system, including the oil/gas producing Mazoon, Bushra and Mazrouq. The concession also has a Sahwa gas field..
Sahmah, found in 1978 by Elf of France, is producing 2,000 b/d of 43-46 deg. API oils, down from 3,000 b/d in early 1998 and 15,000 b/d in 1992. In 1999 Elf sold its 48% share in this 2,250 sq km Butabul Block No. 7 to Petrogas and left Oman. The partners are Sumitomo (32%) and Wintershall (20%). The field has been on stream since Nov. 1980 when it produced 12,000 b/d. Plans to expand it to 20,000 b/d did not materialise because Elf did not find enough reserves. Production has fallen despite EOR EOR - exclusive or work undertaken in recent years.
Bukha, an offshore field shared with Ras Al Khaimah, is operated by Novus Petroleum of Australia. In the Strait of Hormuz Noun 1. Strait of Hormuz - a strategically important strait linking the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman
Strait of Ormuz
Arabian Sea - a northwestern arm of the Indian Ocean between India and Arabia , it is producing 3,800 b/d of 50 deg.API condensates (down from 5,500 b/d in early 1996), 950 b/d of LPG LPG: see liquefied petroleum gas.
1. LPG - Linguaggio Procedure Grafiche (Italian for "Graphical Procedures Language"). dott. Gabriele Selmi. Roughly a cross between Fortran and APL, with graphical-oriented extensions and several peculiarities. (down from 1,200 b/d in early 1998) and about 30 MCF/d of residual gas (down from 40 MCF/day in early 1998). The output is pumped to Ras Al Khaimah's onshore gas processing plant at Khor Khwair through a 35-km, 16-inch marine pipeline. The LPG is sent by trucks to a Ras Al Khaimah-based firm under a sales deal signed on Sept. 21, 1999. The field's residual gas is given to Ras Al Khaimah in return for use of its facilities.
Novus in 1997 bought the 30% stake of International Petroleum Corp. of Canada which was the operator. This raised Novus' stake to 40%. The other partners are LG Group of S. Korea (25%), Sinochem's Atlantis Holding Norway (25%) and Eagle Energy Oman of Heritage Oil & Gas of the UK (10%).
Bukha is connected to the large Henjam gas field on the Iranian side of territorial waters territorial waters: see waters, territorial.
Waters under the sovereign jurisdiction of a nation or state, including both marginal sea and inland waters. by Oman's West Bukha and both are to be exploited jointly by the two states.
Bukha, 15 km north of Musandam, went on stream in April 1994. Its recoverable reserves were then estimated at 8.5m barrels of condensates and 157 BCF BCF Billion Cubic Feet
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In Jan. 2003 Novus announced the Tibat find on Block 17 held by the same partners. This later tested 10-12 MCF/d of gas with condensate of up to 75 barrels per MCF. A second test of a lower zone flowed at 1,800 b/d of liquids and 1.7 MCF/d of gas.
Gulfstream Resources of Canada began gas production in 2000 from the Haffar, Al Sahwa and Nadir fields on Block 30 which it got in July 1997 under a gas PSA. The production stream, 85 MCF/d, is tied to national grid national grid
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2. the arrangement of vertical and horizontal lines on an ordnance survey map through a 16 km, 16-inch pipeline and sold to OGC under a contract signed in late 1999. Its system consists of ten wells and its capacity may rise. Its proven reserve is put at 171 BCF.
Block 40, 12,000 sq km onshore on the Musandam peninsula Musandam Peninsula
Northeastern extension of the Arabian Peninsula. It partially separates the Gulf of Oman from the Persian Gulf to form the Strait of Hormuz to the north. Part of Oman, it is divided from the rest of the country by the United Arab Emirates. , contains up to 1.5 TCF See Trenton Computer Festival. of gas in place and will become a producer by 2006. Electro Silica in Aug. 2003 bought 50% in this from Atlantis Holding Norway (now a unit of Sinochem of China). Drilling began in September 2003. Atlantis estimates it can recover 150-200 BCF.