Independent oil producer Occidental Oman (Oxy Oman) has signed two oil field service contracts with local Omani companies for engineering support services, the renting of centrifuges and solid control engineering services, Times of Oman reported.

The contracts, signed with Value Engineering Center (VEC) and Hormuz Energy Services (HES), come as a part of Oxy Oman’s in-country value (IVC) strategy aimed at maximizing the company’s contribution to sustainable economic development in Oman.

VEC will provide engineering support services for capital projects in Mukhaizna, Oxy Oman’s primary oil field, as a part of a multi-year contract.

HES will provide Oxy Oman with equipment expertise important to controlling the quality and efficiency of drilling fluids systems, including centrifuges and solid control engineering services.

The multi-year HES contract is a part of the Vendor Development Program, an IVC aimed at helping local companies.

“The contracts signed today reaffirm our long-term commitment to enhance the collaborative efforts of the oil and gas industry to efficiently develop a competitive Omani supply chain. We strongly believe this will increase investment in the country and guarantee the constant prosperity and diversification of its economy,” said Stephen Kelly, president and general manager of Oxy Oman.

No further details of the contracts have been released.