Green hydrogen is potentially a new economic engine for Oman

Green hydrogen is potentially a new economic engine for Oman: OPAL CEO

Green hydrogen is potentially a new economic engine for Oman: OPAL CEO

‘Green hydrogen’ – a carbon-neutral energy resource seen as imperative to driving the global energy transition as well as achieving climate change goals – also has the potential to ignite the growth of a new, carbon-free economy in Oman.

According to Abdulrahman al Yahyaei (pictured), CEO of the Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL) – the umbrella organisation of energy companies and service providers in the Sultanate – the climate-friendly energy resource will be a game-changer for the Omani economy and the wider global community.

“The need for an energy transition is widely understood and shared,” said Al Yahyaei. “I believe green hydrogen has the potential to be a powerful enabler of this energy transition, as it offers a clean, sustainable and flexible option for overcoming multiple obstacles that stand in the way of a resilient, low carbon economy.”

Speaking at the opening of the 2nd MENA Energy Meet, which was held earlier this week, the CEO underscored the green fuel’s potential ability to power the growth of a new economy in the Sultanate.

“The Omani government has taken actions, such as by conducting feasibility studies, aimed at unlocking the potential of green hydrogen as a new economic engine for the country, knowing that hydrogen and fuel cell technologies have significant potential to enable this transition to a clean, low carbon energy system.”

Al Yahyaei recalled in this regard the recent establishment of the National Hydrogen Alliance – branded as Hy-Fly – under the auspices of the Ministry of Energy and Minerals. Hy-Fly, a grouping of 13 public and private sector organisations representing energy services, academia and R&D, will work collectively to facilitate the production, transportation and utilisation of green hydrogen for domestic consumption and export, he said.

“One of their ultimate goals is to promote green hydrogen through investment in technology, and setting in place policies and expertise across the whole hydrogen supply chain,” he further stated.

OPAL, for its part, is keenly supporting the Hy-Fly project, Al Yahyaei said. “At OPAL, we are supporting a number of initiatives related to green hydrogen, by working closely with EJAAD (the country’s main platform connecting academia with industry) and OQ (the Sultanate’s global integrated energy group) in facilitating a number of R&D initiatives related to green hydrogen.”

The CEO however acknowledged that the pace of green hydrogen’s adoption as the agent driving the energy transition would depend largely on two factors: global dynamics, and society’s responses to climate change.

The 2nd MENA Energy Meet, a two-day virtual expo and summit, held under the auspices of the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, concluded on Tuesday. Organised by Muscat Expo in association with White Paper Summits, the forum featured an international cast of speakers who presented on a broad array of topics centring around green hydrogen.

A number of local and international energy developers have outlined plans for green hydrogen schemes potentially involving several billion dollars of investment in the Sultanate over the coming years.

Source: Oman Observer

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Ministry of Labour and OPAL join hands to train job seekers

Ministry of Labour and OPAL join hands to train job seekers

An agreement has been signed between the Ministry of Labour and Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL) to train, qualify and employ a number of Omani job seekers.

“The Ministry of Labour signs employment-related training agreement with the Oman Society for Petroleum Services to train, qualify and employ a number of job seekers in the energy, minerals and other sectors according to the needs of the labour market.” Oman News Agency (ONA) said in a statement.

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Special flights handled 38,000 stranded Oman oilfield workers: OPAL

Special flights handled 38,000 stranded Oman oilfield workers: OPAL

Humanitarian project: More than 27,000 workers were repatriated, while around 11,000 stranded oilfield personnel returned to Oman on board 133 special charter flights organised by OPAL last year

Special charter flights organised by the Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL) — the umbrella organisation of the Sultanate’s energy and minerals sectors — helped in the repatriation and return of over 38,000 oilfield workers amid the grounding of scheduled commercial flights during the pandemic last year, a key official revealed here last week.
Abdulrahman al Yahyaei, CEO (pictured), said the humanitarian outreach mounted by OPAL also benefited thousands of workers and their families who were stranded abroad during the months-long shuttering of international airports globally.
The campaign, organised with the support of Oman’s Supreme Committee overseeing the pandemic response, as well as other government authorities, helped saved tens of millions of Omani rials for oilfield operators and the national economy in generally.
“During the year (2020), we received many requests from operators, contractors and service providers seeking support to repatriate their workers amid the grounding of commercial flights and the closure of airports as part of pandemic containment measures’’, said the CEO.
“In response to these requests, OPAL secured approval from the government authorities and organised 133 charter flights which repatriated over 27,000 employees and secured approval from the government authorities to return to Oman more than 11,000 critical employees to their employers to support business continuity in their respective organisations. This effort alone has potentially saved more than RO 66 million for the industry.”
Al Yahyaei made the revelations during the Annual General Meeting of OPAL, which was held at the Kempinski Hotel on Wednesday. Eng Salim bin Nasser al Aufi, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, was the Guest of Honour at the event, which was live-streamed to members and other participants in keeping with social-distancing guidelines.
Furthermore, OPAL played a critical role in alleviating the impacts of the pandemic and the economic downturn on oilfield workers facing possible retrenchment.
Tasked by the Ministry to represent the sector on the ‘Laid-off Committee’ set up by the Ministry of Labour, OPAL raised many “labour-related issues on behalf of the industry and managed to get most of issues resolved”, said Al Yahyaei.
“We worked together with employees, employer’s (both contractors and operators) and the General Federation of Oman Workers and we were able to not only follow the recommendations on Covid-19 and facilitate the implementations, but also together as a team we improved the living standards and conditions of the accommodations in the concession areas in general.
We also negotiated and secured the consent of trade unions to allow the extension of the rotation period for oilfield workers from the existing two-weeks-on/two-weeks-off schedule to a four-weeks-on/four-weeks-off regimen and later on to three-weeks-on/ three-weeks-off shift cycle.
This initiative mooted by operators and contractors to minimise their potential exposure to coronavirus infection with resultant consequences for oilfield operations’’, he added.
In voting held online, members elected the following key figures to a OPAL’s new Board of Directors: Dr Aflah al Hadhrami, Eng Said al Habsi, Dr Amer al Rawas, Eng Hussam al Jahdhami, Moosa al Mousawi, Eng Ali al Lawati and Saif al Darai.

Source: Oman Observer

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OPAL organized the Annual General Meeting and elected a new Board of Directors

OPAL organized the Annual General Meeting and elected a new Board of Directors

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Muscat, March 24 – Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL) held its Annual General Meeting under the auspices of His Excellency Eng. Salim Bin Nasser Al-Aufi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, at Kempinski Hotel Muscat, and in the presence of the Society’s Board of Directors and the Financial Auditor. The meeting was also presented using visual communication technology as part of the Society’s efforts to preserve the health and safety of its members and it’s commitment towards the Sultanate’s policies aimed at reducing the spread of corona virus through applying social distancing.

The AGM started with an induction on health and safety procedures in the event of an emergency, followed by announcing the opening of the voting through the online platform “Tasweet” along with the instructions on how to use the application. A short video was presented on the main achievements of the Society in the preceding year 2020 which include interviews with some high official recognizing and praising OPAL for the challenges that the Society was able to overcome during the pandemic in addition to highlighting various services provided by the associations to its members in particular and to the country in general.

In a welcome remarks, Mr. Abdulrahman Al Yahyaei, ​​CEO of OPAL, explained the most important achievements that have been achieved in last year: “During the closure of the airports, as part of the measures to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, and in coordination with the government, Opal was able to organize more than 133 charter flights to repatriate more than 27,000 employees of the sector employees to their homelands. In addition, facilitating the return of more than 11,000 employees to their employers to support business continuity in their organizations, an effort that has saved more than 66 million Omani riyals for the industry.

Mr. Al Yahyaei added: “The long-awaited unified defensive driving license for the energy sector will be valid during the second quarter of this year, which will lead to enhancing road safety, saving lives and reaching practical efficiency, as it is expected to save OMR 6 million annually.”.

On the other hand, Dr. Amer Awad Al Rawas, Chairman of the Board, delivered a speech in which he affirmed OPAL’s keenness on sustaining “In-Country Value” and the prosperity of business communities. Mr. Al Rawas also said: “In order to achieve this, OPAL continued to build on the remarkable success achieved in the Training for Employment Program and the Training for Development Program. With the aim of preparing capable and productive Omanis in various fields of work, we have achieved great success in attracting key players in the energy sector to sponsor and support training programs for employment, and I am pleased to express my gratitude for the continuous support in this regard to all government and private agencies for their continuous support to OPAL.

During the meeting, Eng. Hussam El-Jahdamii, the Treasurer of the Board, presented the society’s financial report for the fiscal year ending on December 31, 2020, and the association’s general budget along with the appointment of the Financial Auditor was approved.

At the end of the AGM, the patron of the ceremony was invited to honor the Board members for the past period in recognition of their efforts and guidance, which contributed effectively to the success of the Society. Following this, the results of the voting for the new Board of Directors  announced instantly through Tasweet Voting System, which resulted in the selection of 7 members:

The new Board of Directors comprises Dr. Aflah Al Hadhrami after obtaining 124 votes Eng. Saeed Amer Al Habsi after receiving 97 votes, Dr. Amer Al Rawas after receiving 67 votes, Engineer Hussam bin Abdullah Al Jadhami after receiving 41 votes, Moosa Al Moosawi after obtaining 34 votes, Eng. Ali al-Lawati after obtaining 33 votes, and Mr. Saif Al Deri, after obtaining 18 votes. 

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New HSE posts to create thousands of jobs for Omanis

New HSE posts to create thousands of jobs for Omanis

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Employment generation: The initiative mandates all businesses, organisations and institutions operating in the Sultanate, with at least 50 employees on their rolls, to appoint Omani HSE Advisors in their respective organisations.


A novel initiative aimed at establishing an exclusive cadre of Omani Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) professionals in the Sultanate has the potential to create in excess of 8,000 jobs for nationals when the programme is fully rolled out.

The initiative is the brainchild of the Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL), the umbrella grouping of energy industry businesses and stakeholder organisations in the Sultanate. It is one of several programmes supported by OPAL and backed by the Ministry of Labour, among others, to help create meaningful and rewarding career opportunities for Omanis in various economic sectors.
According to OPAL CEO Abdulrahman al Yahyaei, the broad outlines of the initiative were unveiled by the Ministry of Labour at a recent media briefing. It mandates all businesses, organisations and institutions operating in the Sultanate, with at least 50 employees on their rolls, to appoint Omani HSE Advisors in their respective organisations.
“We approached the Ministry with this proposal which, if suitably implemented, will not only enhance HSE compliance at the workplace, but importantly, it will pave the way for the creation of thousands of positions for qualified Omanis,” said Al Yahyaei.
“Given that only a handful of organisations currently have full-time HSE Advisors, we envision that the programme has the potential to employ as many as 8,000 Omanis over the next couple of years.”
Speaking to the Observer, Al Yahyaei said a high-level committee with representatives from a number of stakeholder bodies will oversee the delivery of this initiative. Represented on the committee are officials from the Ministry of Labour, Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (Madayn), besides OPAL.
While preparations for the roll-out of the programme have already commenced, it will come into force only from January 1, 2022, said the official. This is to allow for Omani candidates to acquire the requisite competencies and qualifications to offer their services as HSE Advisors, he explained.
As part of their remit, HSE Advisors will be responsible for implementing and maintaining a regimen encompassing all aspects of employee health, workplace safety and environmental integrity.
This includes the formulation of policies and measures to prevent accidents and injuries, identify and control hazards, organise fire and safety drills, promote workplace hygiene, oversee sound waste management, and ensure full compliance with environmental regulations.
In a pandemic of the Covid-19 kind, their role will also include enforcement of social distancing protocols and infection prevention.
As the Sultanate’s reference point for HSE-related National Occupational Standards (NOS), OPAL will play a key role in preparing competency programmes to qualify interested Omani candidates for careers as HSE Advisers.
Given the critical nature of the tasks that HSE Advisors will be called upon to perform, only suitably qualified candidates, duly certified by OPAL’s Sector Skills Unit, will be able to apply for these positions, Al Yahyaei stated.
The Sector Skills Unit has developed a special HSE apprenticeship programme extracted from an approved National Occupational Standard that’s suitable for all sectors.
The use of any other programme for the entry-level is just a waste of time, effort and money, Al Yahyaei noted. Thus, with effect from January 1, 2022, expatriates holding positions as HSE Advisors will have to make way for Omanis when their visas come up for renewal.
Furthermore, businesses and organisations with 50 or more employees that presently lack a dedicated HSE Adviser will be required to create these positions regardless of the nature of their operations.
Longer term, the initiative will not only support the creation of fulfilling jobs for Omanis, but will also contribute to higher standards of workplace safety and employee well-being in the Sultanate, he added.

Source: Oman Observer

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Omanisation of fuel logistics positions to create 1,700 jobs

Omanisation of fuel logistics positions to create 1,700 jobs

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The Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL), the umbrella organisation of energy sector entities in the Sultanate, is spearheading a pair of initiatives that will result in the creation of more than 1,700 jobs for Omani nationals in fuel logistics and fuel station management services.
The jobs are among thousands of potential positions that are expected to be spawned over the next several years as OPAL joins forces with the Ministry of Labour and other stakeholders to ramp up Omanisation in a number of key sectors.

“We are happy to be working alongside the Ministry of Labour and other public and private sector organisations in facilitating the creation of new career opportunities for Omanis in various spheres within and outside the energy sector,” said Abdulrahman al Yahyaei (pictured), CEO.
“OPAL is leveraging its considerable expertise and market insight to support the ministry in the identification of trades and occupations for Omanisation, as well as to ensure the timely and effective delivery of these initiatives.”
The first initiative calls for the complete localisation of Fuel Station Managers positions across the Sultanate.

With all 655 filling stations distributed across the Sultanate currently managed by expatriates, the move will effectively open up 655 positions for qualified nationals, according to Al Yahyaei.
“There’s a clear-cut timeframe for the achievement of this objective,” said the CEO. “If all goes according to the plan, we expect to see the majority, if not all, of the Station Manager positions Omanised. In fact, a high-level panel with representatives from OPAL, the ministry and the three fuel marketing companies of Oman will be meeting every quarter to monitor progress in the implementation of this programme based on a time-bound performance dashboard. All of the stakeholders are committed to seeing this through.”
Despite previous efforts to Omanise some positions in fuel stations, Omanisation has long remained elusive in this sector, says Al Yahyaei.

“Barring the odd national working in the convenience store or some other retail outlet leased to a private business, it’s unlikely that fuel stations employ any Omanis. But, going forward, the Ministry of Labour will stop issuing new clearances or the renewing licenses of expat Station Managers.

OPAL, for its part, will also provide a list of the owners of these filling stations to the ministry, which will prohibit new expat hires as fuel station managers.”
Speaking to the Observer, Al Yahyaei urged qualified Omani candidates to consider promising careers as Fuel Stations Managers. “This localisation programme offers a great opportunity for Omanis to grow their managerial skills and capabilities. As Fuel Station Manager, they will supervise a full complement of staff and oversee the full value chain of the business, encompassing sales and marketing, finance and accounts, HR, inventory management, real estate services, and so on. This experience will prepare the candidates as entrepreneurs in the future, should they plan to start their own business.”

To ensure that localisation of these positions is carried out in the spirit of the programme, OPAL has been tasked with certifying the competency of the Omani candidates selected for the posts through its Sector Skills Unit, which will conduct assessments and issue competency cards for a wide range of jobs in the energy sector.
This will help safeguard against sham appointments designed to maintain the status quo, he said.
Candidates with the requisite qualifications will also receive training support from the fuel marketing companies covering all aspects of the retail business.
Significantly, OPAL is also supporting the Ministry of Labour in the delivery of close to 1,000 jobs for Omanis following a decision by the government to Omanise the operation of fuel tanker trucks in the Sultanate by June 1, 2021.

“OPAL, along with the ministry and fuel marketing companies, are working together to ensure that qualified Omanis will the sole drivers of the road tanker fleet transporting fuel to the different parts of the Sultanate. We hope we can achieve our target of creating around 1,000 jobs for Omanis as a result’’, Al Yahyaei added.

Source: Oman Observer

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OPAL organized Inauguration of the Unified Defensive Driving license for the energy sector and the OPAL Awards for Best Practice for member companies

OPAL organized Inauguration of the Unified Defensive Driving license for the energy sector and the OPAL Awards for Best Practice for member companies

In conjunction with the Sultanate’s celebrations of the glorious 50th National Day, the Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL) celebrated the launch of the Unified Defensive Driving Permit for the energy sector under the patronage of His Excellency, Engineer Salim bin Nasser Al Aufi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy and Minerals in the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Nasr bin Amer Al Hosani, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Labor and His Excellency Eng. Salem bin Mohammed Al Nuaimi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and information Technology for Transport Affairs and a number of executives and heads of member companies. Ceremony was held at the W Muscat Hotel respecting all measure prescribed by Supreme Committee for fight against Covid-19. During the ceremony, companies and committees that contributed to the unified Defensive Driving Permit project for the energy sector were honored.

It is noteworthy that the Unified Defensive Driving Permit for the energy sector is an integrated and recognized driving license for the whole energy sector and allows drivers to drive throughout the sector with a single document that is periodically renewed to ensure commitment to safe driving skills and behaviors to achieve a driving environment free of injuries or accidents.

With Unified Defensive Driving Permit, qualified drivers will be able to drive in all concession areas followed by advanced training and evaluation. This initiative will save operators and contractors a lot of time and efforts in training or testing drivers. In addition, annual costs of up to 6 million Omani riyals for the sector will be saved.

Another milestone during the ceremony was awarding the winners of member companies with OPAL Awards for Best Practices.

After a fair competition between oil institutions and companies, PDO, Schlumberger Oman and Saih Al-Sreya won awards in the Health and Safety category. In the Omanisation category Occidental of Oman and AlShawamikh were among the winners. OQ Company, Al Hassan Switchgear Manufacturing Co. and Al Baraka Oil Services Company were crowned in the category of technical and operational excellence. In the environmental category, PDO and Oman Cement Company took the crowns. PDO and Petrofac were crowned in the Omani product category. As for the Research and Development category, it went to Daleel Petroleum. And, last but not least, in the Energy Transition category, the award went to Petroleum Development Oman.

The Opal Award for Best Practices competition for member companies has shown an honorable competition among the member companies that submitted their projects to the evaluation committee with the amount of 60 projects, of which 24 projects classified by types of companies qualified to the projects of major operating companies, contractors and local community contractors.

On this occasion AbdulRahman Humaid Al Yahyaei, CEO of Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL), praised the active participation of companies in the various fields of the competition by adding: “We are very proud of this wide participation of energy companies in the competition with various and magnificent projects they have presented and healthy competition amongst each company in the specified categories for the award. I would like to express my thanks to all the participating companies for their effort and projects that will undoubtedly contribute to support in spreading best practices among the sector companies. We also extend our thanks to all companies, institutions and government agencies that have supported the Society to achieve its goals and aspirations throughout the period in order to raise productivity and working culture. Our thanks goes to the jury that played a major role in reviewing and evaluating the projects of the Opal Award for Best Practices. I would like to thank to our sponsor of this ceremony – Seeh Al Sarya Engineering Company, as a token of true partnership with their support for the success of the competition and the ceremony. And, in conclusion, we would like to congratulate all the winning companies that won the prizes and we wish better luck in upcoming years to the other competing companies.

To get to know more about the winning projects, please download OPAL Award for Best Practice brochure.

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OPAL signs an agreement with the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation

OPAL signs an agreement with the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation

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Muscat, 27th September – Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL), the Sultanate’s first and only oil and gas/energy society have signed an Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation to support the conduct of Covid-19 examinations for students abroad for the academic year 2020/2021 AD, and this new agreement for OPAL comes within the framework of its efforts to support the program presented to the community and the competent authorities during the pandemic period Covid-19, and this falls within the social responsibility that the association and its members allocate in the energy sector to support all community programs and activities.

The agreement was signed by His Excellency Dr. Bakhit bin Ahmed bin Suhail Al Mahri, Undersecretary of the Ministryof Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation, and Abdulrahman bin Humaid Al Yahyaei, CEO of Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL).

This agreement aims to provide free examinations for scholarship students for the number of 650 male and female students who are on scholarship to study outside the Sultanate according to the lists specified by the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation.

Commenting on the signing of the agreement, His Excellency Dr. Bakhit bin Ahmed Al Mahri, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation, pointed out the importance of the role of private sector institutions in supporting the ministry’s efforts to provide basic services to students to face the exceptional circumstances that the country and the world are witnessing in light of the spread of the new Corona virus (Covid-19).

On this occasion, Mr. Abdul Rahman bin Humaid Al Yahyaei, CEO of OPAL, affirmed the association’s constant keenness to support society in all its categories. He added: “The new agreement between OPAL and the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation is an extension of the society’s continuous determination to support the national efforts of the Sultanate in limiting the spread of the COVID-19 and helping the concerned authorities to contribute to easing the burden on the nation. We are undoubtedly very happy to provide this support to students on scholarships to study outside the Sultanate.”

The agreement also comes as an affirmation of the association and its members on the commitment to support the community within the framework of social responsibility, which we feel the importance of its communication to support health aspects in these circumstances that the Sultanate and the World are exposed to from the spread of the Corona pandemic.

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The Oil and Gas Sector Skill Unit (SSU) Governing Board Meeting

The first meeting of the Oil and Gas Sector Skills Unit (SSU) Governing Board meeting was held at the headquarters of the Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL) on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in the presence of representatives of the sector and relevant government organisations, adhering all COVID -19 pandemic safety measures.

This meeting comes after many years of hard work that led in December 2019 to the licensing of OPAL by the Occupational Standards Centre (OSC) as the Sector Skills Unit for the oil and gas sector. It particularly comes as a result of great effort from the Human Resources Committee for the In-Country Value under the auspices of Ministry of Oil and Gas and its initiative to enhance the national framework by developing professional standards for the sector. This then paved the way to the adoption of the SSU as one of the labour market and employment initiatives in the National Economic Diversification Program through the Occupational Standards Center at the Ministry of Manpower.

Mr. Abdul Rahman Humaid Al Yahyai, CEO of Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL), explained that this license is the first of its kind in the Sultanate and a milestone for establishing entities which represent various economic sectors, enabling them to take charge of monitoring the structure and needs of the labour market in different sectors, and translating them into knowledge products that would align education and training outcomes with these needs.

During the meeting, a presenter from the Occupational Standards Centre (OSC) presented a detailed presentation on the SSU role and responsibilities, followed by the Oil and Gas Sector Skill Unit (SSU) projects and operation plan presented by Mr. Abdullah Muhammad Al Busaidi, the Oil and Gas Sector Skill Unit (SSU) Manager. Subsequently, the Governing Board Chairperson and Vice-chairperson were elected by the SSU Board members.

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OPAL SIGNS MoU with Total E&P Oman Development BV (Oman Branch)

In support of the corporate social responsibility initiatives and in response to the call to support Ministry of Health (MOH) efforts in combating COVID19, the Oman Society for Petroleum Services (Opal) has signed today a Memorandum of Understanding with Total E&P Oman Development BV (Oman Branch) for funding  the COVID-19 testing. 

The MoU was signed at OPAL office this Monday, 22nd June 2020. Representing OPAL, MoU has been signed by Mr. Abdulrahman Al Yahyaei, OPAL CEO and Mr. Ronan Huitric, Oman Country Chair – Total E&P Oman Development BV (Oman Branch).

On this occasion Mr. Abdulrahman Al Yahyaei highlighted that OPAL will continue to play major role in increasing awareness of the good work practices in order to reduce the impact of Covid-19. “OPAL is playing several roles during this difficult time supporting not only the Industry and its members but also the society at large”, he added.

Commenting on this arrangement, Mr. Ronan Huitric underlined that TOTAL’s engagement in this initiative is very much aligned with TOTAL’s robust Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to contribute to the supporting of MOH efforts to combating the COVID -19.  

OPAL provides a single umbrella body to promote and facilitate agreement on and maintenance of common standards on QHSE, work competency, operational effectiveness and professionalism. With more than 400 member companies, OPAL provides member companies the unique platform to contribute and influence in the development of the national agenda.