The first shipment of crude processed at the Oman Oil Company's (OOC) Musandam gas plant has been dispatched, according to one of the supliers involved in the operation.
Marsol International, a UAE-based offshore service provider, which managed all activities related to loading the tanker, said some 300,000 barrels of crude were exported by the exploration and production unit of OOC.
The oil was first processed at the Musandam gas plant on May 4 in Oman. Located on the west coast of the Musandam peninsula, an Omani enclave, the processing facility has a capacity of up to 20,000 barrels of crude; 45 million cubic feet of gas and 75 tonnes of LPG per day.
Mike Young, director of Marsol International, said: “The successful exportation of the first crude oil from the newly constructed Musandam gas plant is a fantastic achievement for OOCEP and we are delighted to have been selected to support this operation.
"Our tanker operations and our product transfer services ensure safe and efficient mooring and unmooring at the SPM and are a crucial element of our asset integrity management service.”