DNO International has resumed production from Block 8 in the West Bukha field offshore Oman, following at five month shutdown due to a pipeline blockage.

During the shutdown period, the company located and replaced a 4.3km section of the 12in pipeline connecting the field to the gathering and export facilities at the nearby Bukha field.

Two West Bukhas wells have now resumed operations and are now producing 10,000 barrels of oil and 25m cubic feet of gas per day.

Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani, DNO International executive chairman, said: "We are pleased to have the two West Bukha wells flowing again.

"Our daily operated production now is approaching 100,000 barrels of oil equivalent from seven fields in three countries, a record level in DNO International’s 40-year history."

A third West Bukha development well will come on stream later this year, following a testing phase, while drilling is progressing at the fourth West Bukha development well.

The company holds a 50% stake in Block 8, while Korea-based LG International holds the remaining stake.