Shell’s GTL project in Oman is called-off

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23 November 2020

MUSCAT (WAF)- Eng. Salim bin Nasser al-Aufi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, said that the Gas-To-Liquid (GTL) project proposed by Shell is no longer on the table and that several options to utilise the gas resources at Mabrouk are being considered.

The Omani official said – while participating today in a virtual session on the liquefied natural gas (LNG) market – that ” the GTL plant in Duqm is not the project we are working on now.” Adding “we are working very actively with Shell to find alternative projects for the gas.”

In February 2019, the Sultanate’s government represented by the Ministry of Energy and Minerals (formerly the Ministry of Oil and Gas) signed an interim agreement with Dutch Shell and France’s Total to develop integrated projects in the gas sector through an integrated approach of upstream and downstream operations, to develop and utilise the gas discovery in the Mabrouk field.

In his remarks today, al-Aufi explained that there are “multiple options” being discussed and evaluated “to find out the best in terms of the value drivers that we are looking for, (such as) employment, maximising the value for the gas, increasing the return on investment and so on.”

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