Exploration & Production

Oman inundated by gas supply choices

Oman’s upstream gas projects could face delays or be under-utilised as the sultanate has limited scope to significantly boost LNG exports or domestic gas demand Oman’s upstream gas projects could face delays or be under-utilised as the sultanate has limited scope to significantly boost LNG exports or domestic gas demand.
By Abhishek Kumar 6 April 2018 0 30314
A rig in Oman's Khazzan field A drilling rig in the Khazzan gas field in Oman. (BP plc)

Directional impact on forecast:
Positive for Oman’s gas production

The startup of the Khazzan project has boosted Oman’s gas production and LNG exports. Meanwhile, the Rabab Harweel Integrated Project (RHIP) and a new discovery at the Mabrouk non-associated gas acreage could significantly increase the sultanate’s gas output. Nevertheless, Oman’s LNG plant at Qalhat has been operating near capacity and there is limited scope to substantially boost domestic gas demand. This could cause delays to upstream projects or result in them being under-utilised.

Oman is reaping the...