The contract aligns with PDO’s ‘In Country Value’ initiative to promote local manufacturing. GE Oil & Gas will sub-contract services to Local Community Contractors (LCCs) that will also be trained in the various aspects of PCP services.
A PDO spokesperson said: “The award of the integrated PCP contract to GE for the Nimr fields synergizes and aligns with the integrated RRP contract for the Nimr fields previously awarded to GE. ‘In Country Value’ was an important feature of the negotiations and this contract is further evidence of our commitment to secure long-term sustainable economic benefits for the Sultanate.”
Rami Qasem, president & CEO of GE Oil & Gas for Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, said: “The contract builds on our long-term partnership with PDO and underlines our commitment to investing in Oman and supporting PDO to achieve their long-term goals.”
As part of the deal, GE Oil & Gas and its local partner Edgo will provide a range of specialized equipment and ensure preventive and corrective maintenance for a number of inherited PCP systems in addition to supervising the use of these systems in well interventions. GE Oil & Gas will also provide technical training to the PDO team.
GE has had an active presence in Oman since 1975. GE currently has 70% of the RRP scope of work with PDO in the Nimr area. GE ESP technology is deployed in 230 of PDO’s wells to support production.