Total signs agreement for integrated gas project in Oman

9287570005 edbe6de203 zTotal, the Ministry of Oil and Gas of the Sultanate of Oman (MOG), Oman Oil Company (OOC), Shell and Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) have signed an interim upstream agreement

The agreement aims to further explore and develop in 2019 the gas resources of the Greater Barik area (northern part of Block 6 located onshore in the central west region of Oman), according to the French oil major Total.

It will also include a downstream development by which Total and OOC will supply, build and operate a one million tonnes per annum (mtpa) LNG plant and develop an LNG bunkering hub in the port of Sohar.

The company stated that this agreement is the first step towards the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Total and MOG in May 2018 on the development of an integrated gas project.

Stephane Michel, senior vice-president exploration-production the Middle East and North Africa of Total, commented, “Total is pleased by this new step towards the development of an LNG bunkering hub in Sohar and is grateful to the government of Oman for his continued support. We are confident that the project will help diversify the gas sector in Oman and support the economic development of the port of Sohar and its region.”

“As a leading integrated gas player, Total is committed to bringing the best of its expertise to develop and operate this one of a kind integrated gas project,” he concluded.

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