Oman’s New Gas Discovery Largest in Six Years
Oman has discovered a new gas field, its largest find in the last six years, the Gulf News reported Sunday, quoting the country's ministry of oil and gas.
The field was found on Tuesday at a depth of 4,500 meters by the well Khazzan-1, a wildcat drilled by Essar's rig 86 in central Oman, west of the giant Seeh Rawl field, said the daily.
According to the paper, the Petroleum Development Organization (PDO) had announced in February the discovery of another gas field named Kauther, 50 kilometers from the Wilyat of Adam in the Dakhliya region. Oil was also struck last year in Zalzala, 80 kilometers from the Marmur oilfield.
Around 89.9 million barrels of oil and 1.4 trillion cubic feet of gas were added to the reserves by the new discoveries in 2000.
Meanwhile, Oman's average crude production last year reached 955,000 barrels a day, up from 904,000 in 1999, according to the ministry, which added that every effort was being made to further explore resources with the help of the world's leading drilling companies to boost the national economy – Albawaba.com
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