OOCEP marks first export of oil from new terminal

The tanker, 'VLCC TSURUGA', safely lifted approximately 300,000 barrels of crude from the Musandam Terminal for crude oil export on May 4

Photo for illustration only.
Photo for illustration only.

The Oman Oil Company Exploration & Production LLC (OOCEP), a subsidiary of Oman Oil Company S.A.O.C (OOC) has announced completing the loading of the first shipment of crude oil that was fully processed at the new Musandam Gas Plant on May 4.

The tanker, ‘VLCC TSURUGA’, safely lifted approximately 300,000 barrels of crude from the Musandam Terminal for crude oil export.

The tanker departed the Single Point Mooring upon the successful completion of the loading operation, ‘which marked a major achievement for OOCEP and for Oman as a whole’, a statement from the company read.

"The achievement of this very significant event marks the MGP Terminal as the second Omani crude export terminal after Mina Al Fahal on the international crude oil trade routes,” Khalifa Al Makhmari, director the Musandam Gas Plant project, said of the feat.

“We expect Musandam Gas Plant with its wide range of oil and gas processing and export capabilities to be a major contributor to the economic prosperity of the Musandam Governorate as well as to the national economy [of Oman]," Makhmari said.

Musandam Gas Plant processes production fluids from the nearby offshore Bukha A and West Bukha fields and has a processing capacity of up to 20,000 barrels of crude; 45mn cubic feet of gas and 75 tonnes of LPG per day.

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