In collaboration with a number of government authorities, Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production L.L.C (OOCEP) conducted an emergency and crises management drill at Musandam Gas Plant (MGP), on 28th October 2015.
The Emergency and Crisis management drill comes as part of OOCEP’s plant commissioning program which tests all aspects of plant operations prior to formal commencement of operations scheduled in the first quarter in 2016.
The drill also aimed at activating the Initial Intervention Team and Incidents Management Team at the MGP, and activating the Crises Management Centre at OOCEP headquarter in Muscat.
The respective response teams demonstrated a high degree of operational readiness and professionalism throughout the drill process, starting from the first incident reports, through to coordinated communications and rapid deployment of all procedures required to manage the emergency. Number of government parties participated in the training exercise including, Royal Oman Police represented by Musandam Governorate Police Command, Royal Air Force of Oman represented by Khasab Air Base, Directorate General of Civil Defense and Ambulance of Musandam,Bukha and Khasab Hospitals, besides Environment and Climate Affairs Department in Khasab.
Commenting on the training exercise, Sulaiman bin Salim Al-Zakwani, Acting Chief Operating Officer of OOCEP expressed his gratitude to the governmental institutions participating in the exercise, noting that their effective interaction and cooperation played a great role in the success of the drill.
The Musandam Gas Plant (MGP) project is located on the west coast of the Musandam Governorate in the Sultanate of Oman. The project is being developed by OOCEP to process well fluids from the existing West Bukha field located close by in Omani waters.
Well fluids will be transported from the offshore platform to MGP via a new subsea pipeline.
The plant will produce sales quality gas, oil, LPG and sulphur, and will treat effluents to minimize any environmental impact.
The gas will be supplied to the Musandam Power Plant currently under construction, with excess gas being exported. This comes in line with the integration strategy of investment and development projects falling under the umbrella of Oman Oil Company in order to maximize value from Oman’s resources.