DNO restarts production from West Bukha field in Oman

Offshore-DNO rigNorwegian oil and gas company, DNO International, has restarted production from the West Bukha field, offshore Oman, after a five-month shutdown

The company has replaced a section of pipe that had become blocked during a cleaning operation, allowing the field to resume production of 10,000 bpd.

The field is part of Block 8, which DNO operates with South Korea's LG as a 50 per cent shareholder. The fast track repair included cutting and replacing a 4.3 km section of the 12-inch pipeline connecting the field to the gathering and export facilities at the nearby Bukha field.

"We are pleased to have the two West Bukha wells flowing again," said Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani, executive chairman of DNO International.

DNO, which also pumps oil in Ras Al Khaimah, Kurdistan Region and Yemen, is 42.8 per cent owned by RAK Petroleum.

DNO also announced that it has finished repaying the Kurdistan Regional Government a production allocation it was entitled to under a production-sharing contract at Tawke, its flagship field in Kurdistan Region.

Under the agreement, the government has the rights to 20 per cent of all production.

DNO repaid the government with its share of eight weeks' worth of production from June to last month.

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