Natural gas from onshore plays in the Mideast country of Oman could be used to develop a maritime fueling station for liquefied natural gas, French supermajor Total said.
The company signed a memorandum of understanding with the Omani government to develop, along with its Dutch supermajor competitor Royal Dutch Shell, an onshore natural gas play that could have peak production of 1 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d). (…) Total said it would use its share of the gas in Oman to develop a regional hub for LNG bunkering for fueling marine vessels. Bunkering is the ship-to-ship transfer of fuel. “Developing an LNG bunkering service will generate in-country value and job opportunities, and will support industry diversification through fostering the shipping activity in Oman,” Arnaud Breuillac, the president of Exploration and Production at Total, said in a statement over the weekend. (…)