Oman's growth spurt

It is interesting to examine the growth of the gas industry in Oman the past 15 years.Last year, Oman, which Oil & Gas Journal listed as having had only 7 tcf of proved gas reserves in 1990, began exporting LNG.OGJ figures now show Oman with 29.3 tcf of gas reserves and 475 MMcfd of gas production. Most of the production is associated gas.Oman has begun to tap its gas resources only in the last 3 years and even more recently opened acreage to outside companies that will explore for and develop nonassociated gas.Like many other countries, Oman is trying to reduce its gas flaring. No figure was available for 2000, but flaring averaged 64 MMcfd in 1998 and 1999. Petroleum Development Oman LL...

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