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GE Oil & Gas has won a contract from Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) for the supply, testing, installation and commissioning of a fleet of electric motor driven centrifugal compressors to be deployed across the latter’s projects in the country

GEOGThe contracts were signed at the Business Opportunities Forum held in Muscat recently. (Image source: GE Oil & Gas)

These include Saih Nihayda Depletion Compression Phase II, Kawther Depletion Compression Phase II, Yibal Khuff Depletion, Burhaan West and Fahud Gaslift Compression projects. The contract also covers the aftermarket services for these new compressors as well as the existing GE compressor fleet.

In addition, GE Oil & Gas also signed an agreement with PDO to extend training and development support for Omani nationals over the next 10 years.

PDO managing director Raoul Restucci said, “We are making significant investments in strengthening our infrastructure that will enhance our productivity and help create new jobs for Omani nationals. In addition, we are focusing on strengthening local supply chain and maintenance capabilities that support Omani talent development. The contracts with GE Oil & Gas, a long-term partner of PDO, will add significant value to the national economy.”

Rami Qasem, president of GE Oil & Gas Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, stressed that Oman is one of the strategic growth hubs for GE Oil & Gas in the Middle East where we have achieved over 90 per cent Omanisation.

“The new contracts build on our commitment to deliver cutting edge technology, support localized innovation and promote talent development in Oman — a key element of how GE does business in the region.”

As Oman focuses on projects to enhance oil and gas production, GE Oil & Gas is investing in its partnership with PDO by offering advanced technology and local services capability in-country.