West Bukha Oil Field

Summary Information

  • Operator: DNO
  • Country: Oman
  • Location: Block 8, located in the Strait of Hormuz
  • Production start: 2009
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The West Bukha volatile oil field was developed with a 6 slot unmanned platform and came onto production in 2009. On a daily basis, the West Bukha production is currently averaging 8,000 barrels of oil as well as 27 million cubic feet of dry gas, also processed at the onshore gas processing plant.
  • Production is flowing from two wells (West Bukha-2 and West Bukha-3), with the objective to further increase production through two additional wells, West Bukha-4 and West Bukha-5, both to become operational this year.
  • Production is tied through a sub-sea 12-inch multiphase flow line to the nearby Bukha production platform


  • Seaway Heavy Lifting: T & I for West Bukha Platform
  • Process Group: West Bukha Gas Treatment Plant, 60 MMSCFD Amine CO2 & H2S Removal Package - 816 USGPM circulation rate


  • 1996 - Eagle Energy (Oman) Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Heritage, acquired a 10% working interest in Block 8 offshore Oman
  • 2006 - Appraisal well drilled
  • 2009 - Heritage Oil Announces First Oil From West Bukha Field
  • 2009 - Heritage sold its 10% stake to RAK
  • 2012 - A pipeline blockage led to a temporary shutdown of the field


  • Cretaceous age carbonate reservoirs at a depth of approximately 4,100m (13,450 ft).


  1. Seaway Heavy Lifting Oil And Gas References
  2. Process Group Oil And Gas Processing References
  3. Heritage Oil Spuds Well Offshore Sultanate Of Oman
  4. Heritage Oil’s West Bukha-2 Well In Oman Test Produces An Aggregate Of 12,000 BOPD From Primary And Secondary Targets
  5. Heritage Oil Announces First Oil From West Bukha Field, Oman
  6. Heritage Announces The Sale Of Its Oman Holdings For US$28 Million
  7. Operational Update on Activities in Oman
  8. DNO International Reports New Offshore Well Tests 7,000 Barrels per Day

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