WEG, a leading global manufacturer of motor and drive technology has developed variable speed drive systems to help with extraction activities from some of Oman’s older gas fields where the natural pressure is beginning to fade, Arabian Oil and Gas reported. WEG is intending to help boost extraction from depleting reserves, which is part of a $33b project that aims to enhance Oman’s hydrocarbon production capabilities and help the country improve its economic base, Trade Arabia informed.

Additionally, extra compressors will be installed to increase the pressure so that gas continues to flow, enabling the field to feed the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry, while offering a back-up when other plants are shut down for maintenance.

Oman is working on establishing a long term  sustainable competitive feedstock for its petrochemical industry with an ambition to unlock 1tcm of natural gas over the coming 25 years.