Chinese oil giant CNPC eyes BP’s $1.5bn stake in Oman gas field

SourceGulf Business
SectorOil & Gas
CountryOman

China National Petroleum Corp. is in talks to acquire part of BP Plc’s stake in a key gas field in Oman, according to people familiar with the matter. China’s state-owned oil giant is having advanced discussions with BP for a 10 per cent stake in the Khazzan natural gas field, the people said. The minority stake could fetch about $1.5bn, said the people, asking not to be identified as the matter is private. No final decisions have been made and others have also expressed interest in the asset, the people said. Representatives for BP and CNPC declined to comment. BP was in early talks to sell about a 10 per cent stake in the Khazzan natural gas field, Bloomberg News reported in June. The oil major owns a 60 per cent stake in...read more...