Compressors World–Scale EOR Project in Oman Places Major Compressor Order at MAN

Editor: Dominik Stephan

MAN lands another big order from Oman: Compressor specialists MAN will supply further eight complete compressor trains to the state oil company Petroleum Development of Oman (PDO) for a aum approaching the three-digit million euro range.

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Rabab Harweel gas field in the South of Oman.
Rabab Harweel gas field in the South of Oman.
(Picture: MAN)

Muscat/Oman – The compressors shall be used by one of the country's largest Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) projects to boost natural gas production at the the„Rabab Harweel Integrated Project“. Together with six other compressor trains ordered from MAN by PDO back in mid-2014, MAN Diesel & Turbo's Swiss plant has thus landed the biggest order in its history.

"Rabab Harweel Integrated Project is one of our mega projects in Oman," states Raoul Restucci, Managing Director of PDO. "As the easy oil supplies dwindle, EOR is going to account for an increasing part of our production portfolio. PDO is already a world leader in this area but we are now redoubling our efforts to ensure we maximize production from our fields."


Natural Gas Production Depends on Compressors

"With the latest order from PDO we are delivering efficient high-pressure compression technology to a respected customer once again," explains Dr Uwe Lauber, CEO of MAN Diesel & Turbo SE since the start of 2015 and previously head of the company's Oil & Gas business unit.

"We are thus supporting PDO and Oman in their efforts to raise oil and gas production to a higher level of efficiency. This is an example of how solutions from MAN Diesel & Turbo help our customers to achieve their goals."

Local Joint–Venture to Cter Regional Markets

The joint venture of MAN Diesel & Turbo and its local agent OHI Petroleum and Energy Services is working on setting up a local entity to offer privileged services to PDO as one of its most important customers. In addition to various plans for enhancing local sourcing, MAN will train young Omani engineers in the field of operations and maintenance of turbo compressors, thereby supporting PDO’s and the Omani Government’s nationalisation objectives.