As the major oil and gas supplier in the Sultanate, PDO is proud of its leading role in the energy sector which has helped to modernise the country and transform its economic fortunes under His Majesty’s wise leadership.
However, we have never lost sight of the fact that in order to carry out our daily tasks of exploration and production it is not only necessary but desirable to be a good corporate citizen – especially against a backdrop of rising community expectations and public scrutiny. This is regarded by PDO as simply the right thing to do – pragmatically, commercially but above all, morally. That’s why our community initiatives are directed at where we can make a tangible, positive and lasting difference to lives, by targeting our funds, skills and expertise at those who most need them.
This help comes in many forms, such as the investment in and mentoring of local entrepreneurs, job creation schemes, vocational training, vital community infrastructure, student sponsorship and support for non-governmental organisations.
This support provides a unique value to the local community in PDO’s concession area and beyond, underpinning our social licence to operate.