Omani oilfield services firm Gulf Energy SAOC inaugurated its first manufacturing facility for cementing casing accessories in the Sultanate, supporting operations in Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), according to Zawya.

The inauguration was held under the auspices of Salim bin Nasser al Aufi, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Oil and Gas, marking the completion of another milestone outlined in the ministry’s agenda, which was unveiled in 2013.

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.”

This will bolster 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.

The center is located in Nizwa in an area of over 9,600 square meters, of which 1,400 square meters are allocated for workshops.

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.”