Gulf Energy SAOC opens oilfield casing accessories manufacturing facility

piling rig 4429042 640Omani oilfield services firm Gulf Energy SAOC has opened its first cementing casing accessories manufacturing facility in Oman to support Petroleum Development Oman’s (PDO) operations and other customers in Oman and the GCC region

The main objective of this investment is to boost the Omani economy by creating more jobs and training opportunities, saving costs and enabling custom-made solutions and adequate lead-time delivery of goods and services.

Complementing PDO’s In-Country Value strategy, the centre, located in Nizwa, will support PDO’s operations by locally manufacturing cementing casing accessories and associated services including centralisers, stop collars and floats equipment. Established in an area of more than 9,600 sq m, the complex has more than 1,400 sq m allocated for workshops.

Underlining Gulf Energy’s commitment to promote localisation, the US$2.4mn facility achieves about 92 per cent Omanisation by creating 24 jobs for Omanis so far.

PDO Well Engineering Contracts Manager Salman Al Maimani said, “In addition to supporting existing projects of Gulf Energy with PDO, this new facility in Nizwa can also support other customers in the country and wider region, underscoring the added value Gulf Energy is bringing to the oil and gas supply chain in Oman.

“At the same time, this plant further reinforces PDO’s own localisation efforts and In-Country Value strategy which aims to create more jobs, training and learning opportunities for Omanis and enhance domestic supply chains. The facility will provide efficiencies to PDO as well as minimise any delays in equipment delivery and installation.”

Vice-President of Gulf Energy SAOC in Oman Sultan Al Ghafri said, '”We are pleased to expand our manufacturing activities in Oman and enhance the In-Country Value of our business. We believe in Omani talents and are committed to contributing to the Omani economy throughout the value chain. The new facility will allow us to expand on hiring and training local talents and providing the industry with excellent casing accessories made in Oman.”

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