BP and Eni to pursue exploration in Oman
BP and Eni have signed a heads of agreement (HoA) with the Ministry of Oil and Gas of the Sultanate of Oman to work jointly toward a significant new exploration opportunity in Oman.
Under the HoA, the two companies will work with the government of Oman toward the award of a new exploration and production sharing agreement (EPSA) for Block 77 in central Oman. BP and Eni will now enter discussions with the ministry to finalize details of the EPSA.
“This would represent a further deepening of BP’s important position in Oman, building on our successful delivery of the major Khazzan project in 2017 and its second phase of development that is currently under construction,” Bernard Looney, BP Chief Executive Upstream, said. “We look forward to continuing to explore and efficiently develop the country’s resources, working in close partnership with Eni and Oman to underpin our commitment to delivering long-term gas production for Oman.”
Block 77, with a total area of almost 3,100 sq km, is located in central Oman, 30 km east of the BP-operated Block 61 which contains the already-producing Khazzan gas project as well as the Ghazeer project, currently under development.