OPAL — Oman Society for Petroleum Services OPAL started as a concept in 1998, whereby like-minded companies embarked on a vision to promote industry standards. OPAL is the first Society in Oman to be given approval and registered in the Sultanate. On the 27th of October 2001, OPAL was officially approved under the regulations governing the formation of societies with the Ministry of Social Development as a non-profit organization. With more than 400 members, made up of Oil & Gas companies, including Oil & Gas Producers & Operators, Contractors and Suppliers – large and small, OPAL has become the Voice of the Industry.

OPAL aims to provide a single umbrella body to agree and promote standards of work, to increase competence and professionalism. The long-term target of OPAL is to have the Oman Petroleum Industry in World Class, internationally competitive and as a figurehead in the sustainable management of Hydrocarbons. OPAL aspires to be foremost facilitating body to align stakeholders’ objectives, moderate and address common challenges for the benefit of its members.

Leaders of the companies (MD’s, CEO’s and GM’s) meet quarterly to discuss areas of mutual benefit and consensus. An elected Board consisting of 7 Board Directors from various member companies governs the society, applying the highest standards of corporate governance. OPAL employs an effective executive team to implement its programs and serve its members.

OPAL’s high aspiration is to encourage best behavior and best practice focusing on the sustainability of the safeguard of our members employees, the wonderful and precious Environment of the Sultanate of Oman, throughout all levels of the industry, at all times. OPAL is helping young aspiring and mature member companies in developing their own standards in order to achieve a work culture of “No harm to People, the Environment and Equipment”.

The Development of Human Resources gives priority to employers’ needs and focuses on targeted training with the aim to enhance competence and work ethics. The objective remains sustainable employment and training is the enabler. OPAL has in the last nineteen years facilitated the training and employment of over 10,000 Omanis. In addition, it has re-employed more than 7,000 experienced workforces during the last several years.