Veolia to treat water for BP’s Khazzan gas field

BP has selected Veolia to design, build and operate a raw water treatment plant for its project to develop the Khazzan gas field, located southwest of Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman.

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Veolia has bagged a contract from BP to design, build and operate a raw water treatment plant that will support one of BP’s largest current projects: the development of the Khazzan gas field, located 350km southwest of Muscat. The plant is expected to start providing water from January 2015.

Water production is an essential step in implementing this project, which is highly significant for the Omani economy, and which is planned to comprise up to 300 gas wells to deliver, in 2017, plateau production of 28.3 m cubic meters of gas per day.

The circa $50m water treatment facility has a maximum capacity of 6,000 m3/day, split between 4,000 m3/day of process water and 2,000 m3/day of drinking water. Veolia will operate the plant for one year, with extension options of up to four additional years.

“In some regions of the world, it is no longer possible to submit a development project for an oil or gas field without including the water aspect,” said Antoine Frérot, Veolia’s Chairman and CEO. “There is therefore strong growth potential in this sector, especially for water treatment installations.”


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