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BP paves way for further development of giant Omani gas field

BP and Oman Oil Company Exploration & Production have signed an agreement with the government of Oman to amend the Block 61 exploration and production sharing agreement (EPSA). The new agreement, which extends the license area, paves the way for further development of the giant Khazzan tight gas field.

First phase of BP’s massive gas project in Oman nears completion

The first phase of BP Oman’s Khazzan natural gas project is 80% complete and on track to deliver first gas near the end of 2017, the company said in a statement.

ADD Energy wins maintenance optimization contract in Oman

Add Energy, an international energy consultancy provider, has been awarded a contract worth £120,000 ($156,000) with a leading upstream gas operator in Oman.

World Economic Forum names GlassPoint Solar technology pioneer

GlassPoint Solar, the leading supplier of solar to the oil and gas industry, was named as one of the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers, a selection of the world’s most innovative companies.

Oman Block 36 wildcat disappoints for DNO

DNO’s Hayah-1 exploration well in Oman's Block 36 failed to encounter hydrocarbons other than minor gas shows and will be plugged and abandoned, the company said in a statement.

Marsol International secures two contracts in Oman

Marsol International, a United Arab Emirates-based marine solutions provider focused on the offshore oil terminal market and related infrastructure, has been awarded two contracts in Oman.

Veolia to provide water treatment services for Petrofac's Rabab Harweel project in Oman

Veolia, through its subsidiary Veolia Water Technologies Gulf, has been awarded a contract by Petrofac to provide process water treatment solutions on petroleum development Oman’s Rabab Harweel Integrated Project.

Shell recognizes PDO, GlassPoint for heavy oil recovery solar project

The Miraah solar project underway in southern Oman earned Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and GlassPoint Solar a prestigious Shell Upstream International (UI) Impact Award.

BP extends scope of Oman’s Khazzan gas development with new agreement

BP and Oman Oil have signed a heads of agreement with the government of Oman committing to amend the Oman Block 61 exploration and production sharing agreement (EPSA), extending the license area of the block and enabling a further development of the major Khazzan tight gas field. BP is the operator of Block 61 with a 60% interest, and Oman Oil holds the other 40%.

ITF’s GCC members agree to advance hybrid EOR proposals

Following significant interest from technology developers, the Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) will present proposals to its Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members for a potential collaborative joint industry project (JIP) on hybrid enhanced oil recovery (EOR).

Petroleum Development Oman, Glasspoint break ground on landmark solar plant, Miraah

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and GlassPoint Solar have broken ground on their landmark solar project ‘Miraah’.

Tendeka announces major contract wins in the Middle East

Tendeka has announced two significant contracts for its zonal isolation and inflow control technology in the Middle East.

Oman considers importing LNG as domestic gas use surges

Oman may start importing to meet surging domestic energy demand, according to two people with knowledge of the matter, a shift in trade that would make it the fourth Arab country in the oil-rich Persian Gulf to buy LNG.

Oman’s daily oil output tops 1 MMbopd for first time

Oman, the biggest oil producer in the Middle East outside OPEC, said its crude and condensate production in July exceeded 1 MMbopd for the first time.

Petrofac awarded engineering and procurement contract in Oman

Petrofac has been awarded an engineering and procurement contract by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) to provide services for its Yibal Khuff project, a field located approximately 350 km southwest of Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman.

OPEC seen wrong by Oman to target market share over oil price

OPEC is making a mistake by seeking to preserve its share of global crude sales amid a global production glut instead of trimming output to prop up prices, Oman’s oil minister said.

Circle Oil abandons Oman well following drilling difficulties

Circle Oil is to plug and abandon the Shisr-1 well, in Oman’s Block 49, following drilling difficulties.

Oman producing all-out on oil as global price rout seen over

MUSCAT, Oman (Bloomberg) -- Oman, the biggest Middle Eastern oil producer that’s not a member of OPEC, is boosting crude output to as much as possible with the global price rout over, Salim Al Aufi, undersecretary of the oil and gas ministry, said.

ProSep launches JIP with Qatar Petroleum, Petroleum Development Oman

ProSep has launched an Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) joint industry project (JIP) with Qatar Petroleum and Petroleum Development Oman.

Regional report: MENA

Todd Jensen, Lydia Moore, Petroleum Services Group, Deloitte

Despite geopolitical turmoil, Middle Eastern and North African exploration and licensing activity levels remain strong, with the MENA region producing over one-third of the world's oil and one-fifth of global gas.