Oman is targeting first gas from the onshore Abu Tabul gas field in Block 60 by the end of September, in what will be the country’s first production from a tight gas development.

Abu Tabul is among several fields that Oman is looking to bring onstream in the coming six to 12 months, in an effort to boost much needed short-term supplies, ahead of the planned 2017 start-up of the 1bn cfd Khazzan tight gas project in Block 61 (MEES, 20 December 2013). (CONTINUED - 682 WORDS)