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PDO's Rabab Harweel gas plant completed ahead of schedule

Petrofac, CCC, and Al Turki Enterprises jointly worked on the project, which has seen PDO train 200 Omanis as welders

PDO's Rabab Harweel Integrated Project has started up.
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PDO's Rabab Harweel Integrated Project has started up.

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has commenced production on its Rabab Harweel Integrated Project (RHIP), with gas production from its first sour wells having started up two months ahead of schedule.

According to a statement by PDO, the Ayman Asfari-led Petrofac, Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC), and Al Turki Enterprises jointly worked on the project.

According to PDO, the project posed several challenges in addition to size and complexity, such as the presence of a highly toxic pressure mix of corrosive gases like hydrogen sulphide and carbon dioxide.

PDO used corrosion-resistant alloys in its materials and equipment as protection against these toxic gases.

Commenting on the development, managing director of PDO, Raoul Restucci said: “This highly technical and complex project has been delivered by a team of skilled Omanis with an impressive safety record, overcoming significant logistical, technical and operational challenges.”

The oil and gas giant has trained 200 Omanis as certified 6G welders to work on RHIP.

"The project has created a huge number of jobs and development opportunities for PDO, local suppliers, and contractors," emphasised Restucci.

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