Bids have been submitted for the gas gathering system package that forms part of the BP’s Khazzan Field Development in Oman.

The gas gathering system covers two fields, Khazzan and Ghazeer, which will be extended further with 200km of dispersed gas gathering systems being installed to transport multiphase gas-condensate from the well sites to the Khazzan Central Processing Facilty (CPF).

Companies that prequalified to bid on the contract are:

  • Galfar
  • Bahwan Engineering Company
  • Larsen & Toubro
  • Arabian Industries Projects
  • Special Technical Services
  • Petrojet
  • Consolidated Contractors Company
  • Al Hassan Group of Companies

The package has an estimated budget of $70m, and is part of a multibillion dollar scheme by BP to develop its Block 61 concession in Oman.

Oman has only 24.9 trillion cubic feet of gas – some of the smallest reserves in the region. In comparison, its Gulf neighbours Iran and Qatar are estimated to hold 1,183 trillion cubic feet and 858.1 trillion cubic feet of gas, according to BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2017.

The sultanate has prioritised the development of gas reserves in order to meet rising domestic demand as well as for export purposes.

Apart from its massive tight gas development project in Block 61, Oman is looking to import gas from Iran.

Both countries are pushing ahead with the development of a subsea gas pipeline to deliver around 350 billion cubic feet of liquefied natural gas by 2020.