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Block 53 - Mukhaizna

The Block 53 concession area contains the Mukhaizna oil field, a large, heavy oil development located in south-central Oman. Mubadala Petroleum participates in Block 53 via our affiliate Liwa Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mubadala that holds a 15-percent participating interest in the project.

In consultation with Oman’s Ministry of Energy & Minerals, we have worked as a partner alongside the block’s operator, Occidental Petroleum with a number of stakeholders to implement the Mukhaizna steam flood project, the largest in the region.  The project currently has an oil treating capacity of more than 190,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd), and steam injection capacity of 600,000 barrels of steam per day (bspd) at 98% steam quality. By the end of 2019, Mukhaizna was producing over 111,000 bopd, a significant increase since the partnership took over development of the field in 2005.

Other partners in the project include the state-owned petroleum investment company OQ, IOCL Exploration and Production Oman Limited and PTTEP Oman E&P Corporation (POC).


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