State Council’s Members Visit PDO in Mina Al Fahal

Muscat: Members of the State Council, led by Sheikh Abdul Malik Abdullah Al Khalili, Chairman of the Council, today visited the headquarters of Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) in Mina Al Fahal.

A senior PDO management team, headed by Managing Director Steve Phimister, gave an overview of the Company’s performance on a range of matters including health, safety and the environment, production, major projects and the creation of job and training opportunities for Omanis, through its pioneering In-Country Value (ICV) and Lean efficiency programmes.

Sheikh Al Khalili commended PDO’s efforts, saying: “I was honoured to visit PDO and learn more about its significant projects and the role of its national workforce to support strategic projects in Oman and its economy.

“I praise PDO for its commitment towards achieving sustainable development in the concession area and supporting government efforts. I also commend its efforts in social responsibility as well as finding collaboration with the government, private sector and civil community towards achieving sustainable development.

He concluded: “We are proud of PDO’s endeavors to develop innovative solutions aligned with its business in regards to environment protection, which is aligned with achieving the objectives of Oman Vision 2040, and to create a sustainable and balanced environment.”

PDO Managing Director Steve Phimister said: “It is with great honour that PDO host the esteemed delegation from the State Council for the second time at Mina Al Fahal headquarters. We are thrilled to share with the honourable members a glimpse of our refreshed strategy, newly defined purpose, and how PDO is developing and implementing the Net-Zero Emission plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

“As we adapt to the changing energy landscape, we remain committed to building a sustainable and low-carbon future, not only to ensure our Company’s long-term success but also to continue generating oil and gas revenue in a cost-effective, energy-efficient manner to maximise value for the Sultanate of Oman.”

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