Category: Energy

Shell Signs Agreement with ESO to Support Humpback Whale Acoustic Research

As part of its commitment towards the environment and sustainable development in Oman, Shell Oman has recently signed a sponsorship agreement with the Environment Society of Oman (ESO). The agreement signed by Chris Breeze, Shell’s Country Chairman in Oman; Adil bin Ismail Al Raisi, Managing Director of Shell Oman Marketing Company; and Her Highness Sayyida Tania bint Shabib Al Said, President of the Environment Society of Oman, will fund a study on acoustic research of Arabian Sea Humpback Whales in Oman.

PDO to invest $600mn in world’s largest solar EOR plant

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and GlassPoint Solar are going to build the world’s largest solar EOR plant. Speaking about the project, Raoul Restucci, managing director, PDO said, “The world’s largest solar EOR project will deliver 1021MW (1GW) of peak thermal energy. This fantastic project is called ‘Miraah’, the Arabic word for mirror. With an investment […]

Making a difference

PDO has launched a major recycling drive as part of its new “Bea’tona” campaign, which will focus on different themes every year.

Value strategies in energy shares

There is a compelling opportunity to invest in midstream and pipeline Master Limited Partnerships which now offer 6.5 per cent yields and at least 7-8 per cent distribution growth potential.

Sustainability drives economies

The Electricity Holding Group in the Sultanate is placing enormous thrust on customer focus and access to safe and reliable electricity throughout the Sultanate. In fact, this is the key focus of the sustainability policy and plan of Electricity Holding Group. An OER Report. Energy has been the key to economic development worldwide. Across the […]

GLOBAL Signs Contract with Wartsila

Rural Areas Electricity Company has awarded the contract for the construction of a new Masirah Island Power Plant to Global Chemicals & Maintenance Systems. An OER report.

Driving energy efficiency

Sohar 2 and Barka 3 are twin facilities with 744MW power generation capacity each. Both plants represent a total investment of $1.7bn.

Commemorating a historic visit

The PDO day witnessed the introduction of the first PDO ICV awards to recognise the outstanding ICV achievements of its contractors and staff, and the launch of an ICV directorate


The Sultanate is well-positioned to grow into a hub for solar EOR technologies and supporting industries.