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Ghazeer Gas Field Development Project - Block 61 (Phase 2)
The work at the second phase of the giant Khazzan gas field project in Omans Block 61 is progressing well and around 33 per cent of the second phase, also known as Ghazeer, has been completed, according to Yousef bin Mohammed al Ojaili, president of BP Oman. Block 61 is located around 350 km southwest of Muscat, with the southern part of it known as the Khazzan field. The newly extended area, which adjoins the Khazzan to the southwest, will henceforth be known as 'Ghazeer'. It adds approximately 1,000 sqkm to the block, bringing the total Block 61 size to 3,950 sqkm. Field and well development plans are underway at Ghazeer and the first development well has been drilled. Around 3.5 trillion cubic feet of accessible gas is estimated to exist at Ghazeer and 125 wells will be drilled over the project lifetime to access it. Drilling on the first three development wells has begun, following appraisal drilling on Ghazeer last year. Initial construction work has already started at Khazzan to accommodate a third gas train and associated infrastructure. Ojaili said the delivery of first gas from Ghazeer gas field is expected by early 2021. He pointed out that a number of wells were drilled at the second phase and the work is underway to construct the roads leading to the wells. Work is also underway to build a third gas processing train and another train for the processing of oil condensates at the same site of the first phase and a new gas export line. Last year BP Oman signed an agreement with the sultanate's government committing to amend Block 61 exploration and production sharing agreement (EPSA). BP holds a 60 per cent interest in Block 61, while the client holds a 40 per cent interest. The second phase of BPs Block 61 project, Ghazeer field, is expected to deliver 0.5 billion cubic feet of gas per day by 2020.