Category: Oil&Gas

Oman’s crude oil production hits 29mn barrels

  The Sultanate’s production of crude oil and condensate in April 2018 reached 29,032,500 barrels, with a daily average of 967,750 barrels. Total exports of Oman Crude Oil in April 2018 reached 25,893,927 barrels, with a daily average of 863,131 barrels, according to the monthly report issued by the Ministry of Oil and Gas (MoG). […]

Shell, Total to develop new natural gas discoveries

Total signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Oman to develop natural gas resources in Oman. This MoU includes both upstream and downstream businesses. Total and Shell as operator will develop several natural gas discoveries located in the Greater Barik area onshore Block 6 with respective shares of 25 per cent and […]

PDO hosts latest lean session with Ministry of Manpower visit

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) hosted its latest Lean continuous improvement session with a visit by the Minister of Manpower (MOM) His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser Al Bakri and his leadership team to the Company’s headquarters. Around 30 delegates attended a full day engagement to raise awareness and understanding on how to drive continuous improvement, […]

Oman Oil Co, BP sign MoU to invest in human capital

  Oman Oil Company (OOC), the Sultanate’s investment arm in the energy and energy related sectors, and BP Exploration (EPSILON) Limited have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enable secondment opportunities between the two companies. The signing ceremony was attended by Eng Isam bin Saud al Zadjali, CEO of OOC and Yousuf al Ojaili, […]

PDO announces new gas find

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has confirmed a “significant” gas find with estimated recoverable reserves of more than four trillion cubic feet (TcF) and 112 million barrels of condensate in the northern part of its concession area. The announcement came at the annual Ministry of Oil and Gas Media Briefing in which the Company also reported […]

Orpic’s Muscat-Sohar pipeline to open on March 21

Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) will officially inaugurate one of its strategic growth projects, the Muscat Suhar Product Pipeline (MSPP) and the main fuel terminal in Al Jefnain on March 21, 2018. The $336 million investment is an important logistic project across the Sultanate which will deliver more than 50 per cent […]

Duqm Refinery signs EPC contracts

Duqm Refinery, a joint venture equally owned by Oman Oil Company and Kuwait Petroleum International, recently signed contracts with its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors for building the 230,000 barrels per day (bpd)-refinery in Duqm. This was a follow-up from the intention to award EPC contracts announced by the project in mid-2017, according to […]

PDO, GlassPoint inaugurate Miraah Solar Plant

Under the patronage of HE Salim bin Nasser Al Aufi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Oil and Gas, Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and GlassPoint Solar have inaugurated the Miraah solar plant. Miraah, located at the Amal oilfield in the south of the Sultanate, will be among the world’s largest solar projects when completed. Four blocks […]

Making a mark

BP has laid solid foundations at the first phase development of Khazzan gas field. Exporting Khazzan’s first volume of gas marks the end of a 10-year journey. Muhammed Nafie reports  When BP achieved first gas at its Khazzan field on September 22, 2017, safely, ahead of schedule and below budget, it was one of the […]

Driving innovation

An intensive full-cycle incubation programme, called GlassPoint Innovation Spur will provide aspiring Omani entrepreneurs an integrated ecosystem of scientific, technical and business support Mentorship and effective incubation programmes play a key role in honing the skills of entrepreneurs and help them grow their ideas into sustainable businesses. Oman has a lot of institutions and relevant […]