Abu Butabul is a producing unconventional gas field located onshore Oman and is operated by Oman Oil Company Exploration & Production. According to GlobalData, who tracks more than 34,000 active and developing oil and gas fields worldwide, the field is located in block Block 60 (Abu Butabul). Buy the profile here.

Field participation details

The field is owned by OQ SAOC.

Production from Abu Butabul

The Abu Butabul unconventional gas field recovered 15.01% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production expected in 2024. The peak production will approximately 65.41 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate and 21.00 Mmcfd of natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2089. The field currently accounts for approximately 3% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 378.57 Mmboe, comprised of 366.73 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 71.01 bcf of natural gas reserves. Abu Butabul unconventional gas field reserves accounts 0.33% of total remaining reserves of producing unconventional gas fields globally.

About Oman Oil Company Exploration & Production

Oman Oil Company Exploration & Production LLC (OOCEP) is an upstream oil and gas company. The company’s activities combine the management of investments in non-operated upstream and service/midstream businesses in Oman and and Kazakhstan. It has two operating assets such as Abu Tubul and Musandam Gas Plant. The company's non-operating assets in Oman and Kazakhstan include Karim, Rima, Mukhaizna, Dunga, and the The Pearl. It operates as a subsidiary of Oman Oil Company S.A.O.C. OOCEP is headquartered in Al Khuwair, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.

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