Posts Tagged ‘hydraulic fracturing’

BP scales up to $24 billion tight gas Oman Full Field Development

BP to develop Khazzan and Makarem in phase 1 BP revised significantly upward its capital expenditure in Oman Full Field Development project from $15 billion to $24 billion. Discovered in the 1990s, the huge reserves of natural gas in Center Oman have been left undeveloped because of the complexity and […]

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Oil shale

Definition Oil shale refers to solid hydrocarbon (kerogen) rock resulting from a decomposed organic matter still at solid state, in a sedimentary rock unit. The oil shale may also be called black shale. Oil shale and shale oil must not be confused as they do not mean the same thing since shale oil designates […]

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Tight oil

Definition Tight oil refers to the light crude oil trapped in shale, limestone and sandstone formations characterized by very low porosity and permeability. Tight oil is normally a light crude oil found in the sedimentary formations that may also be called light tight oil (LTO) or tight shale oil or […]

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Tight Gas

Definition Tight gas is the name given to the unconventional natural gas because it is trapped in a very tight  underground hard rock, or sandstone or limestone formation that is unusually impermeable and non-porous called tight sand. Comments In a conventional natural gas deposit, once drilled, the gas can usually be extracted […]

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BP awards first contracts for Oman Khazzan & Makarem

BP to invest $15 billion to develop Oman tight gas BP’s Khazzan tight gas project in Block 61 is one of the company’s top five upstream projects globally. BP’s Khazzan project is also the first and largest of its kind in the Middle East. In January 2007 BP signed a major exploration […]

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