BP targets 50% Omanisation
Published: 06/04/2008 1:28 am
Oil and gas major BP is on track to achieve 50 per cent Omanisation by the end of this year
Oil and gas major BP is on track to achieve 50 per cent Omanisation by the end of this year. Michael Townshend, president, BP Oman announced this during the inauguration of BP's new Muscat office and also said the company is all set to undertake seismic operations at the Khazzan/Makarem gas fields in central Oman.
The first recruitment phase has successfully been completed with the hiring of 15 Omani nationals, including five women, into a range of positions including finance, engineering, supply chain management, health and safety, human resources, community and external affairs and office services.
Says Townshend, BP's work on the Khazzan/Makarem fields is an important element of Oman's future energy strategy. Long-term sustainability of the project depends not only on operational and technical aspects, but also on being integral part of the country and the community.
BP in Oman - as it does elsewhere in the world - aims as much as possible to be a local energy company and the hiring of Omani nationals is an important step toward achieving this. This is not an easy target, but it is something we should aim for and work hard towards."