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About PDO

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) is the leading exploration and production company in the Sultanate of Oman. We deliver the majority of the country’s crude oil production and natural gas supply, but above all we focus on delivering excellence, growth and sustainable value creation within and well beyond our industry.

The Company is owned by the Government of Oman (which has a 60% interest), the Shell Group (34% interest), Total (4% interest) and PTTEP (2% interest). Gas fields and processing plants are operated by PDO exclusively on behalf of the Government.




Excellence of our people
PDO operates in a concession area of about 90,000 km2 (one third of Oman's geographical area) and has 205 producing oil fields, 64 gas fields, 29 production stations, more than 8,400 active wells, more than 33,000 kilometers of pipelines and flowlines and 231 operating units in our well engineering fleet, including 49 rigs and 39 hoists.

The company's diverse workforce includes more than 8,900 employees, comprised of 60 different nationalities, and more than 70,000 contractors.






At all times, PDO endeavours to be a good corporate citizen.
​​The primary objective of PDO is to engage efficiently, responsibly, and safely in the exploration, production, development, storage and transportation of hydrocarbons in the Sultanate.

​​To be a sustainable business, PDO has launched a Lean programme to streamline operations, cut waste, eradicate inefficiency and avoid duplication of activities.​