PDO to launch Rabab follow-up in Harweel Cluster
Following BP‘s decision to go ahead with the giant Khazzan and Makarem tight gas project in the center of Oman, the Sultanate Government is gearing up all the projects related to gas production in order to support its economical program on the downstream side requiring more power generation and petrochemical transformations.
In one year only, Oman is targeting to increase its natural gas production by 10% from 103 million cubic meters per day (cm/d) in 2013 to 114 million cm/d in 2014.
This growth will be supported by the exploration of new fields, especially of unconventional gas such as in the Block 6 and Block 61, and the deployment of enhanced oil and gas recovery (EOR) techniques to boost the production from existing fields such as Harweel with the Rabab follow-up, also called RHIP.
Since most of the easily accessible gas is already explored and in production, Oman is now focusing on the unconventional gas and sour gas; that is where the Rabab follow-up project in the Harweel Cluster comes into the picture for Omani Authorities for the Rabab Harweel Integrated Project (RHIP).
Petrofac completed Rabab Harweel expansion FEED
With $1 billion capital expenditure, the Rabab follow-up project is intended to add 5 million cm/d of natural gas.
As a result, PDO is planning to build for this Harweel expansion project:
– New oil and gas processing facility
– Gas enrichment/sweetening plant
– New Rabab gas depletion facilities
– Gas injection facilities
After treatment the gas will be re-injected in the Zalzala oil field.
The Rabab follow up project also includes the modifications of the Harweel processing facility.
For this Rabab follow up project, Petrofac is teaming up with the local contractor Galfar.