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Oxy Oman opens airport, water project

The water treatment plant, was established with a total investment of OMR30 million and will process oil associated water in four stages.

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 Occidental Oman (Oxy Oman) has opened two key projects, an airport and a water treatment plant, as part of a major initiative to develop the overall infrastructure in one of the major oil blocks in central Oman.

The airport was established by Oxy Oman and it is approved by the Public Authority for Civil Aviation, reported Oman Times.

According to Oxy Oman, airport serves for transporting passengers and goods between Mukhaizna filed and Muscat. The airport terminal is designed to serve passengers and air freight with an annual capacity of 130,000 passengers. It is part of a larger plan to develop infrastructure development in the field, which is also an advantage for the region.

The water treatment plant, was established with a total investment of OMR30 million and will process oil associated water in four stages.

The first stage involves screening oil effluents and separating them from water, which is then demineralised. In the third stage, suspended solids are removed, and in the final stage, water gets purified from dissolved solids.

The plant has a capacity of 50,000 barrels per day, and the water will be used in steam production, which is critical in the enhanced oil recovery in Mukhaizna.

Mukhaizna field is located in Block 53, with multiple areas for heavy oil production. The field was first discovered in 1975 and started production in 1992.

Oxy became the operator in Mukhaizna field in 2005 and used state-of-the-art technology to make this field the highlight of the oil industry in Oman. This field is one of the largest heavy oil steam injection projects in the world.

Oxy commissioned the steam injection project in 2007 and expanded the application, leading to a remarkable increase in production by 15 fold compared to its previous capacity in 2005.

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