DNO restarts production at Oman offshore field

09 September 2012

Norwegian group had shut down West Bukha wells for five months to carry out repairs

Norwegian oil and gas group DNO International has restarted production at the West Bukha offshore field off Oman’s northern Musandam peninsula, after a five-month shutdown to repair a pipeline blockage.

The field is now producing 10,000 barrels a day (b/d) of crude and 25 million cubic feet a day (cf/d) of natural gas after the repairs, which included replacing a 4.3-kilometre section of the pipeline connecting West Bukha to gathering and export facilities.

DNO International is preparing to bring a third well on stream on the West Bukha field in the next three months and is drilling on a fourth well. It also produces 400 b/d of oil and 10 million cf/d of gas at the Bukha field, which was unaffected by the shutdown.

The company now produces almost 100,000 b/d of oil equivalent in seven fields in Oman, Yemen and the Tawke field in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

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