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Schlumberger Oman has signed an agreement with Crimson Petroleum Services as part of its in-country value (ICV) strategy to develop the capacity and capability of Omani companies.

Under this agreement, Crimson Petroleum Services will provide services for artificial lifting technologies, as part of the scope of work awarded to Schlumberger by Occidental Oman, according to a statement issued by the company.

Crimson Petroleum Services will manage the service scope related to sucker-rod pumping units along with manpower and their associated tools and equipment.

Schlumberger/Crimson collaboration will boost local supply chain

Omanisation levels are expected to reach 98 per cent in the first year of the project, and the services will cover the rod pump systems with various sizes.

Managing director at Schlumberger Oman, Ali al-Lawati, said: “This agreement is another testament of our relentless commitment to collaborate with our partners towards joint ICV initiatives to support local companies in building competencies and capabilities to operate at international standards.

“The agreement will support and create jobs for Omanis and increase expenditure in the local supply chain.”

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General manager of Crimson Petroleum Services, Nasser Sultan al-Hashmi, said: “We are delighted to have signed this contract with Schlumberger, which is endorsed by Occidental Oman.

“This kind of contract integrates people, processes and technology across the oil and gas industry. Oman’s ICV policy is helping international companies to transfer skills and knowledge to local Omani companies under the Ministry of Energy & Minerals.”

President and general manager of Occidental Oman, Stephen Kelly, added: “Occidental Oman’s ICV strategy aims to increase and improve the sustainable development of Omani goods and services, both locally and internationally.

“Occidental Oman looks to its ICV programme as a stepping stone to increase the diversification of the economy, as the programme reaffirms our wide-ranging commitment to developing a competitive Omani supply chain.”

Schlumberger has been operational in Oman for more than 60 years.