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FROM THE PRINT EDITION
PDO
Building a sustainable economy

The year 2018 will require operators and contractors to continue to focus on becoming more efficient, more agile, more productive in all their key business activities, says PDO Managing Director, Raoul Restucci What is PDO’s outlook for 2018? Notwithstanding the recent oil price increases, Oman is projecting sustained fiscal and current account deficits and PDO […]

Banking & Finance
abdul-razak-ali-issa
Maintaining performance momentum

In the prevailing economic situation, banks will require to maintain steady growth in loan book and deposit mobilisation, says Abdul Razak Ali Issa, Chief Executive, Bank Muscat How is Oman’s banking sector going to shape up in 2018? The banking sector will continue to play a key role in activating and shaping the economic future […]

Banking
Abdul Hakeem Al Ojaili
Enhancing customer experience

Abdul Hakeem Al Ojaili, CEO of BankDhofar, talks about the key highlights of Oman’s banking sector in 2017 and the outlook for 2018   Looking back, what were the key highlights of 2017 for the banking sector?   The banking sector faced challenges in overall credit growth triggering prudent lending strategy, due to the overall […]

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Christian Baudat
Delectable choices

  Rotana Hotel Management Corporation has ambitious plans, with 1,500 rooms in the pipeline. A new property at Al Mouj Muscat is scheduled to open in 2020, says Christian Baudat, Area General Manager – Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Oman in an interview with Oommen John P   As one of the newest hotels in […]

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BP Oman December 2013 Photography
Unlocking tremendous value

Dave Campbell, Chief Operating Officer, BP Oman, shares his thoughts on Khazzan Gas field and its salience for the Sultanate of Oman. An OER interview BP has built a city in the sand. What are the salient features of the Khazzan project? The amazing thing about Khazzan is its scale and the fact that four years ago there was […]

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MaxR
Energy efficiency

MaxR is an intermetallic compound technology that reduces air humidity by up to 50 per cent. Commercial establishments should use MaxR as it helps them save on the energy bills, says Dr Neel Mehta, Sales Director, CITC, Dubai, one of the leading logistics companies, in an interview with Oommen John P Can you share details on the uniqueness […]

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BP 2
Brick by brick

Salim Al Kalbani, Operations Team Leader, Oman Khazzan Project, one of the first Omanis to join the project talks about the challenges and exhilaration of his journey with BP Oman. An OER interview Can you talk about the evolution of the Khazzan project from its design stage to operations?    I joined BP in 2009 and […]

COMPANIES
BP Oman
The creation of Khazzan: From sand to city

How BP transformed a remote Omani desert to a massive gas operation facility the size of Greater London Converting a land mass covered by an enormous semi-sandy desert plain, dunes and flat terrain to a massive gas field, the size of Greater London, is nothing short of a miracle. BP Oman did exactly this when […]

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Ghalib Al Hosni
Engaging a multi-generational workforce

Employees of today need to believe in the company’s vision and feel connected to it. They need to find some purpose in the work they do The workplace of today constitutes an interesting mix of talent. Many companies today under a single roof have the more traditional Baby Boomers (1946 to 1964) and the Generation […]

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Interview
Power-packed

Sohar Aluminium is hosting the 2017 Arab International Aluminium Conference or ARABAL in Muscat from November 7–9 2017. Said Al Masoudi, CEO, Sohar Aluminium explains its uniqueness and differentiation. Mayank Singh reports The theme of ARABAL is ‘driving strategic growth across the global aluminium industry.’ What are the key takeaways that delegates can look forward […]