Total strengthens presence in natural gas in Oman
Total has signed a heads of agreement (HoA) with the Ministry of Oil and Gas of the Sultanate of Oman (MOG) under which Total will take a 100% working interest and operatorship of block 12 located in Central Oman.
The new agreement was signed after Total, MOG and Oman Oil Company (OOC) reached a new milestone to implement their integrated gas project, which entails developing the gas resources of the Greater Barik area (blocks 10 and 11), as well as building and operating a liquefaction plant to offer a bunkering service and supply LNG as a fuel to marine vessels.
Spread over 10,000 sq km, block 12 is located onshore, in the northern part of block 6 and to the south of the Greater Barik area, including the Mabrouk North East and Mabrouk West fields. Total’s exploration programme on the block will comprise seismic acquisition and drilling commitments, with the drilling of a first well in 2020.