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  • bp to sell 20% stake in Oman‎’‎s Block 61 to PTTEP
    édité le 02/02/2021 - Plus de news de "bp" - Voir la fiche entreprise de "bp"


bp to sell 20% stake in Oman‎’‎s Block 61 to PTTEP
bp has agreed to sell a 20% participating interest in Oman’s Block 61 to PTT Exploration and ‎‎Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP) of Thailand for a total consideration of $2.6 billion. ‎Following completion of ‎the sale, bp will remain operator of the block, holding a 40% interest.‎

‎Subject to approval from the Sultanate of Oman and partners, the deal is expected to complete during ‎‎2021. The agreed total consideration of $2.590 billion comprises $2.450 billion payable on completion ‎‎(subject to final adjustments) and $140 million payable contingent on pre-agreed future conditions.‎

Following completion, participating interests in Block 61 will be: bp, 40%; OQ, 30%; PTTEP, ‎‎20%; and ‎PETRONAS, 10%.‎

PTTEP is Thailand’s national petroleum exploration and production company, with interests in ‎‎15 ‎countries, including Oman.

Block 61, covering around 3,950km2 in central Oman, contains the largest tight gas ‎development in the Middle East. The block has already had two phases of development – ‎Khazzan, which began production in 2017, followed by Ghazeer in October 2020.

These two developments, targeted at developing a total of 10.5 trillion cubic feet of gas ‎resources, have a combined daily production capacity of 1.5 billion cubic feet of gas and more ‎than 65,000 barrels of condensate. Gas from Block 61 is exported for domestic consumption ‎into Oman’s national gas grid, while also boosting availability of feedstock supply for Oman ‎LNG.‎

bp chief executive officer Bernard Looney said:
“We are pleased to welcome PTTEP to the ‎successful Block 61 partnership. Block 61 is a pioneering development that has applied ‎leading techniques and technologies to maximise efficiency and minimise emissions.

‎“We are committed to bp’s business in Oman – this agreement allows us to remain at the ‎heart of this world-class development while also making important progress in our global ‎divestment programme.”‎

bp is targeting divestment proceeds of $25 billion by 2025. Most recently, the $5 billion sale of ‎bp’s petrochemicals business to INEOS completed at the end of 2020.‎

bp has had an upstream presence in Oman since 2007 when the original production sharing ‎agreement (PSA) for Block 61 was signed. Beyond Block 61, bp and Eni signed a PSA for ‎Block 77 in 2019. bp Trading & Shipping also purchases LNG from Oman LNG under a seven-‎year deal that started in 2018.‎

bp Oman vice president Yousuf Al Ojaili commented:
“We look forward to working closely ‎with PTTEP, our other partners, and the Government of Oman on the continued success of ‎Khazzan and Ghazeer, and to explore further opportunities in Block 61.

‎“We remain very much committed to our strategic partnership with Oman. We will continue ‎to support critical national energy infrastructure for the Sultanate through Block 61, invest ‎significantly in local companies and Omani talent, and deliver an ambitious social investment ‎programme.”‎

In 2020, Omanisation in bp Oman reached around 85% and Block 61 spend with Omani-‎registered companies exceeded $610 million.

About bp

bp (NYSE:BP) is one of the world's largest oil and gas companies, serving millions of customers every day in more than 80 countries, and employing nearly 85,000 people. BP's business segments are oil and gas exploration & production, and refining & marketing. In alternative energies, BP has low- and no-carbon wind and biofuels businesses. Through these activities, BP provides fuel for transportation; energy for heat and light; services for motorists; and petrochemicals products for plastics, textiles and food packaging. It has strong positions in many of the world's hydrocarbons basins and strong market positions in key economies.

About PTTEP

PTTEP is a national petroleum exploration and production company dedicating itself to providing a sustainable petroleum supply to Thailand and the countries we operate in as well as to bringing in foreign exchange earnings to our country.


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