Moving progressively further on the Khazzan project, BP Oman recently celebrated the opening of 55km road between the existing main road in Saih Rawl leading to its facilities connecting the Central Processing facility (CPF) area. This road was constructed to enable safe mobilisation of people and movement of equipment to support the Khazzan operations as BP gears up for first gas in 2017. The contract was awarded in May 2014 to Galfar.
The 55-km long road required some collaboration between BP, its partners and contractors to ensure safe delivery as the road has been built through a major wadi. Impressively, BP also achieved one million safe hours during the construction of this road.
Yousuf Al Ojaili, BP Oman president, stated, “This is exactly what we expect from all of our contractors, delivering on schedule with all the safety standards being met.”
He further said, “Progressing towards the delivery of first gas in 2017, we are very proud of the pace of work and progress in a safe manner with Omani companies. Building In Country Value into our supply chain is a key focus area in BP’s procurement strategy.”
Sanctioned in December 2013, the Khazzan Project represents the first phase in the development of one of the Middle East region’s largest unconventional tight gas plays. Khazzan has the potential to be a major new source of gas supply for Oman formany decades.