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Oman’s gas supply has been given a much-needed shot in the arm with the start-up of the onshore Abu Tabul gas field on Block 60.
Abu Tabul is the first of several fields the sultanate plans to bring online this year in an effort to boost much needed short-term gas supplies, ahead of the planned 2017 launch of the 1bn cfd Khazzan tight gas project on Block 61.
Despite overseeing a significant hike in gas output over the past decade, Oman faces a mounting domestic gas shortage, in the face of rampant domestic demand from the power, water desalination and petrochemicals sectors. (CONTINUED - 252 WORDS)