With focus shifting towards the exploration and production of non-associated shale gas, medium-sized companies are looking to capitalise on Oman’s unconventional energy resources. Coupled with this is a push for greater electricity generation by gas, with the private sector taking on new projects.
Meanwhile, the country’s economy is growing and alongside its services and supplies sector. In efforts to encourage Omani participation in the oil and gas industry, the government has instituted labour reforms aimed at better integrating its commercial hydrocarbons activity with the rest of the economy, which still remains strong despite the after-effects of the Arab Spring.
Bringing together some of the biggest names in Oman’s energy industry, The Oil & Gas Year Oman 2012 features interviews, articles, comment and opinion from a wide range of related sectors.