Mafraq is a heavy oil development located onshore Oman and is operated by Maha Energy Oman. According to GlobalData, who tracks more than 34,000 active and developing oil and gas fields worldwide, Mafraq was discovered in 1988, lies in block Block 6 (North,Central & South Oman) and Block 70. Buy the profile here.

The project is currently in feasibility stage and is expected to start commercial production in 2024. The Mafraq heavy oil development will involve the drilling of approximately eight wells.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Mafraq Energy and Maha Energy.

Production from Mafraq

Production from the Mafraq heavy oil development project is expected to begin in 2024 and is forecast to peak in 2028, to approximately 9,000 bpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on economic assumptions, the production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2037.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 20.77 Mmboe, comprised of 20.77 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate.

Contractors involved in the Mafraq heavy oil field

Some of the key contractors involved in the Mafraq project as follows.

Other Contractors: Global Business Services and Gulf Drilling

About Maha Energy Oman

Maha Energy Oman Ltd, a subsidiary of Maha Energy AB, is an upstream oil and gas company that carries out exploration, development and production of crude oil at Block 70 that includes Mafraq heavy oil field located in the middle of the prolific oil producing Ghaba Salt Basin in the central part of Oman.

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