Norwegian oil and gas operator DNO ASA, through its subsidiary DNO Oman Block 8 Limited, handed over operatorship and participation in Oman Block 8 to the Sultanate of Oman's Ministry of Oil and Gas and state-owned Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production LLC (OOCEP).
"Since inception, Block 8 has produced 35mn barrels of oil and 285bn cubic feet of gas, generating the Sultanate of Oman about $1bn in total revenues," said DNO Managing Director Bjørn Dale during the handover ceremony.
Offshore Block 8, which contains the Bukha and West Bukha fields, produced an average of 4,458 barrels of oil equivalent per day during 2018.
Effective 4 January 2019, with the expiry of the 30-year commercial term of the Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement, Block 8 will be operated by the Musandam Oil and Gas Company, fully-owned by OOCEP.
DNO held a 50% interest in the license alongside LG International, which held the remaining 50% interest.