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November 2, 2021updated 27 Apr 2022 11:42am

Block 6 Conventional Oil Field, Oman

By Carmen

Block 6 is a producing conventional oil field located onshore Oman and is operated by Petroleum Development Oman. The field is located in block Block 6 (North,Central & South Oman).

An expansion project is associated with the Block 6, namely Marmul Polymer Phase 3 (MPP3). This project is currently in the commissioning stage, expected to start in 2023.

Field participation details

The field is owned by TotalEnergies, PTT Public, Government of Oman and Shell.

Production from Block 6

The Block 6 conventional oil field recovered 71.03% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 2001. The peak production was approximately 904.24 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate and 593 Mmcfd of natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2055. The field currently accounts for approximately 44% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 5,146.54 Mmboe, comprised of 4,274.08 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 5,234.78 bcf of natural gas reserves. Block 6 conventional oil field reserves accounts 1.12% of total remaining reserves of producing conventional oil fields globally.

Contractors involved in the Block 6 conventional oil field

Some of the key contractors involved in the Block 6 project as follows.

Main EPC: Petrofac

EPC Contractors: Nasma Telecommunications

Other Contractors: Caterpillar, J. Barnsley Cranes and ST&H

About Petroleum Development Oman

Petroleum Development Oman LLC (PDO) is an exploration and production company. It explores, develops, produces, stores, and transports hydrocarbons. It also produces condensate, associated gas, non-associated gas, and black oil. PDO operates gas fields and processing plants on behalf of the government of the Sultanate of Oman. It pioneered the Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) process owing to its maturing asset base and it uses three main EOR methods; thermal, chemical and gas. It operates projects at Rabab Harweel, Yibal, and Amal. The company is owned by the Government of Oman, Royal Dutch Shell, Total and Partex. PDO is headquartered in Muscat, the Sultanate of Oman.


Information on the field is sourced from GlobalData’s fields database that provides detailed information on all producing, announced and planned oil and gas fields globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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