This Royal Decree is composed of 4 articles and an attached memorandum. Public utility projects are to recognize oil and gas pipeline projects defined in the attached memorandum and maps, as well as the associated machinery, equipment and joints used in the transport of oil and gas along the pipeline (art. 1). Article 2 states that the Ministry of Oil and Gas can seize land for a project by applying the provisions of the law of expropriation of property for public use (Royal Decree No. 64 of 1978). The attached memorandum states that oil and gas projects defined in the attached map are to be recognized as vital projects in the Sultanate that serve the national economy.