Category: Oil&Gas

instOG to open a new chapter in Oman’s energy sector  

Oman opens the most advanced oil and gas training institute in the region, equipped with the industry’s latest technology, including drilling simulators and virtual reality technology that replicates the real work environment on site. Muhammed Nafie reports The new oil& gas training institute inaugurated yesterday by HH Sayyid Shihab Bin Tariq Al-Said, adviser to His Majesty the […]

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Oman’s oil production touches 30mn barrels

Oman’s crude oil and condensate production touched 29.97 million barrels in December 2017, which is an average of 966,952 barrels per day. Export of Oman crude in December 2017 touched 24.60 million barrels, or a daily average of 793,483 barrels, according to the monthly report released by the Ministry of Oil and Gas. Nine different […]

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Jacobs Engineering Group wins Khazzan gas field contract

Jacobs Engineering Group has been selected by BP to provide engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for the Phase 2 of the Khazzan Project in the Sultanate. Under the terms of the three-year contract, Jacobs will continue to deliver engineering, procurement and construction management services in support of the project, including the ongoing expansion […]

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 […]

PDO ramps up social investment support
PDO ramps up social investment support

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has recently signed three Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with a number of government authorities in its endeavour to deliver meaningful improvements and creating sustainable benefits to the local communities. The agreements will pave the way for first aid training in schools across the Sultanate, support for the disabled to increase their […]

Oman Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic)
Oman’s refinery output rises 15 per cent

Total production of Oman’s refineries and petroleum industries units rose 14.6 per cent at the end of November 2017 compared to the output recorded during the same period of last year, according to statistics released by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI). The statistics showed that the production of regular grade petrol (Mogas […]

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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 […]

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PDO evaluates potential gas discovery in Mabrouk field

Petroleum Development Oman’s (PDO) exploration team is in the process of evaluating a potentially exciting gas discovery in the Mabrouk area located in central Oman, according to a senior official of PDO. Abdul Amir bin Abdul Hussain al Ajmi, director of external affairs and in-country value at PDO said, “We will provide further details as […]

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Oxy Oman to operate Block 30 with 72.86 per cent stake

The Government of Oman, Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production LLC (OOCEP) and Occidental Hafar LLC (Oxy), a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corporation, entered into an Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement (EPSA) for Block 30, located in the Dakhiliya region onshore Oman. Pursuant to the EPSA, Oxy is the Operator of Block 30 and holds a […]

Rumhy confident of deal to extend output cut this month

Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhy, Minister of Oil and Gas, said  that he was confident there would be an agreement among global oil producers later this month to extend output cuts. Oman’s current production is 968,000 barrels per day, and the country is abiding by its quota, he remarked on the sidelines of an energy […]