OSLO, Norway – Production from block 8 offshore Oman has climbed to a record 20,000 b/d of oil and condensate and 60 MMcf/d (1.7 MMcm/d) of gas, following a two-well drilling program on the West Bukha field.
According to operator DNO International, the wells have reached the limits of the onshore processing facilities and have been choked back.
Block 8 contains Oman’s only offshore producing fields. DNO International acquired its 50% interest via a merger earlier this year with RAK Petroleum. The company obtained two other blocks that are located in adjacent waters offshore Ras Al Khaimah.
“With the success of these wells we are taking a fresh look at the West Bukha and Bukha fields and our other offshore assets and believe there is further potential to grow production and reserves in this area,” said executive chairman Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani.
The drilling rig Noble Roy Rhodes will next spud an appraisal well on the Bukha gas/condensate field.