Oslo's DNO to connect Omani oil to pipe

Nov. 5, 2012 at 8:02 AM

OSLO, Norway, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Norwegian oil and gas company DNO International said an oil well offshore Oman would be connected to an export pipeline system in a matter of days.

DNO said it completed operations at the West Bukha-4 well off the coast of Oman.

"West Bukha-4 will be connected to the export pipeline system within days and, at the initial test rates, is expected to nearly double current oil production from the West Bukha field to 15,000 barrels per day," the company said.

Oman is one of the top oil exporters in the region not a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. The U.S. Energy Department's Energy Information Administration reports that the country produced 886,000 barrels of oil per day last year. Most of the country's pipeline network is tied to the export terminal at Mina al-Fahal, near Muscat.

Korean energy company LG International has a 50 percent interest in West Bukha operations alongside DNO International.

DNO also said production at the Nabrajah field in Yemen reached a production level of 2,200 barrels oil of per day.

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