The Oil & Gas Year Oman 2018


Key insiders interviewed for The Oil & Gas Year Oman 2018 include:

The report contains dozens of interviews that do not feature on this site, including:

  • Ali Al Riyami, Director-General of Oil and Gas Marketing, Ministry of Oil and Gas
  • Stephen Kelly, President and General Manager, Occidental of Oman
    Ahmed Saleh Al Jahdhami, CEO, Orpic
  • Yaqoob Al Kiyumi, CEO of Oman Water and Procurement Company
  • Walter Simpson, Managing Director, Consolidated Contractors Energy Development (CCED)


As oil prices stabilise at more favourable levels for the industry, Oman is quickly forging ahead with the launch of several energy infrastructure developments, from upstream to downstream, including the Khazzan tight gas project and Duqm Refinery. In The Oil & Gas Year Oman 2018, leading executives and policymakers share their perspectives on the reactivation of the industry, the impact and implications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the role of local companies in continued efforts to expand into value-added products and services and the organisational restructuring of a number of the industry’s flagship entities.

Comments from participants in The Oil & Gas Year Oman 2018 Strategic Roundtable are also featured in this edition. The event convened top leaders to discuss the most pressing challenges to the industry in light of recovering oil prices and the impact of automation and digitalisation of oil and gas operations.

As the country embarks on initiatives to further strengthen its energy infrastructure and attract more investment from national and foreign sources, The Oil & Gas Year Oman 2018 offers unparalleled analysis of principal trends in the Omani industry.

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In this report

  • H.E. Salim bin Nasser AL AUFI, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Oil and Gas Oman’s top oil and gas official on the market’s future

    H.E. Salim bin Nasser AL AUFI


    Ministry of Oil and Gas

    The long-term objective for oil is to maintain a stable plateau, award all potential open blocks and optimise the development cost per barrel.
  • Culture of change in Oman

    Raoul Restucci

    Managing Director


    Driving efficiency is simply good business and the downturn has enabled us to challenge the status quo.
  • John MALCOLM, Executive Managing Director of OMAN OIL COMPANY EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION Oman’s E&P strategy with BP and Eni

    John MALCOLM

    Executive Managing Director


    The announcement of the first production from Khazzan is a major milestone.
  • Momentum at Oman’s Khazzan

    Yousuf AL OJAILI



    [Khazzan] stands as a top priority for even the BP executive team.
  • Shell eyes growth in Oman

    Chris BREEZE

    Country Chairman


    The energy transition is underway globally, but its speed and outcomes will vary significantly from country to country.
  • Ray RICHARDSON, Country Manager of PETROFAC Petrofac’s partnership with Oman SMEs


    Country Manager


    The Omani market trend in 2016 and 2017 was toward further formation of SMEs.

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