MAN Diesel & Turbo lands major order from PDO

Company to delivering eight compressor trains for Rabab Harweel Integrated Project

Oman is a major oil producer in the GCC.
Oman is a major oil producer in the GCC.


MAN Diesel & Turbo is delivering eight compressor trains to Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), which will be used to increase gas production as part of the Rabab Harweel Integrated Project.


MAN did not reveal the value of the order but said it is “approaching the three-digit-million-euro range”. The order is further to PDO’s initial request for six other compressor trains in the second half of 2014.

It includes two high- and two low-pressure compressor trains for acid gas application, one high- and one low-pressure compressor train for flash gas application and two trains for gas export.

According to MAN, the type RB compressors are optimised for the demanding compression of aggressive acid gases such as occur in the Harweel Cluster in Oman.

The company added that the compressors will be used to return the acid gases from the fields to optimise the natural gas yield.

The machines are estimated to be ready for installation in Oman in December 2016.

"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."

"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."

MAN further said that its joint venture with OHI Petroleum and Energy Services, its agent in Oman, “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,” the German supplier added.


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