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  • 17/12/2018 Orpic honours long service employees

    Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company – Orpic organized its annual ceremony to honor long service employees at a gala ceremony in Suhar. The event was held this year under the auspices of Musab Abdullah AL Mahruqi, Group CEO and attended by the Integrated Leadership Team (ILT) along with Orpic management. The awards were handed to more than 290 employees who have completed 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 and 35 years of service in recognition to their contribution to the company`s successes.

    Nofal Al Saidi, GM, Human Resource Services, Orpic said, “We are honored to celebrate the 7th batch of long service awardees who have been in the company for 5 to 35 years, these employees were the cornerstone of Orpic and contributed to the success it enjoys today. " Al Saidi further explained, “Our aim is that each employee at Orpic is capable to contribute fully and effectively in the company`s growth."

    It is worth mentioning that Orpic invested heavily in training and qualifying a number of Omani employees who have been chosen to be trained and nurtured as Orpic’s future leaders. All the programs and initiatives contribute towards providing a safe environment for Orpic employees to develop their skills and reach their best potential towards achieving a globally competitive, downstream business that Oman is proud of.









  • 28/11/2018 Orpic sends 48 students to attend GPCA Forum

    Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries - Orpic awarded full scholarship opportunities to 48 students from different universities and colleges across the Sultanate to attend the 13th Annual Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) Forum which is currently held in Dubai between 26-28 November, 2018 in Dubai.

    The full scholarships are fully sponsored and funded by Orpic as part of its celebrations of the 48th National Day driven by its value to serve Oman and Customers with pride.The students will attend Annual Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) Forum ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’ programme – a platform that provides university and college students` engagement and learning opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields in order to have hands on knowledge and experience with the industry`s experts and business leaders.

    It is worth mentioning that the forum covers topics, panel discussions and seminars with speakers and experts in petrochemical and chemicals from around the world showcasing the latest insights, experiences and innovations.

  • 27/11/2018 Orpic participates at the 13th Annual GPCA Forum

    Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries - Orpic participated at the 13th Annual Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) Forum, which is currently taking place from 26th -28th November 2018 in Dubai. The forum focuses this year on “Executing transformation and investing in growth". The flagship event in the global industry brings together thought leadership, strategic partnership and provides a platform to showcase the latest developments and innovations in the petrochemicals and chemicals industry in the Gulf region.

    Represented by its Polymer Marketing division, Orpic showcased its latest polymer products and solutions at the forum’s exhibition, which provides an ideal platform for Orpic to connect with its customers, exchange expertise and identify new potential markets and customers. Ahmed bin Saleh Al Jahdhami, Orpic’s CEO, said, “GPCA annual forum is an important event for Orpic to take part at; given its strategic importance to connect business leaders and petrochemical manufactures under one roof. We are keen to demonstrate our commitment to win customer preference over competition and to present our polypropylene and polyethylene solutions to the world`.

    Gilles Rochas, General Manager, Polymer Marketing, Orpic says on this occasion:
    “It is exciting for Orpic to be present at major international petrochemicals exhibitions such as GPCA because it is an ideal platform to engage with customers, stakeholders, exchange expertise and explore new potential markets. Our participation today at GPCA will further enhance Orpic’s image and our Luban product visibility to support Orpic’s 2020 capacity expansion to 1.5 million tons of Polypropylene and Polyethylene”

    Orpic booth at GPCA showcases a wide range of plastic solutions which address global challenges such food protection, climate change, energy conservation, infrastructure, healthcare and waste management.

    It is worth mentioning that upon the commissioning Orpic`s Liwa Plastics Industries Complex (LPIC) in 2020, the plastics production is forecast to have increased by more than 1 million tonnes, giving Orpic a total of 1.5 million tonnes of polyethylene and polypropylene production. The project will expand Orpic’s product mix, double company profit, create new business opportunities, generate significant employment opportunities and support the development of a downstream plastics industry in Oman.

    It is worth mentioning that the forum covers topics, panel discussions and seminars with speakers and experts in petrochemical and chemicals from around the world who share insights, experiences and innovations.

  • 19/11/2018 OCC and Orpic appoint new group CEO

  • 18/11/2018 Orpic concludes certification course for its employees

    Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company - Orpic recently concluded a certified training program on change management in collaboration with Prosci, a leading change management organization in the United States.

    In a span of three days, twenty one employees attended this certification course from different functions across Orpic to play a key role as accredited champions and practitioners of change management in Orpic within various projects and activities. The program helps leaders to manage people side of change during the implementation stages of major projects and initiatives with an in-depth focus on the understanding of all parties in the circle of change and its impact and eventually drive the overall success of the project.

    This certification model is driven by Orpic`s vision to be a globally competitive business that Oman is proud of and is in line with the local and global expansion carried out by Orpic through its strategic growth projects which are set to generate significant business opportunities in Oman.

    It is worth to mention that Prosci is a recognized methodology in change management which help participants implementing projects more effectively.

  • 21/10/2018 Orpic celebrates Omani Women’s Day

    Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries - Orpic celebrated Omani Women’s Day with a special get together in Suhar in the presence of Her Highness Al Sayyida Basma Bint Fakhri Al Said and a number of special invitees from the community along with Members of the executive team and Orpic`s ladies.

    Everyone presented showed love and gratitude to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said for supporting Omani women in all spheres of life. They also expressed appreciation for designating a day in honor of Omani women and the enviable position that women enjoy in this country, including representation in key government positions.

    Nofal Al Saidi, Human Resource Services General Manager at Orpic said, “Omani women have become a key contributor to the development of Orpic in various fields reflected by numerous successes achieved by women at the different work fields. Driven by its vision to be a competitive downstream business that Oman is proud of, Omani women at Orpic represent around 10% among the company`s work force and is set to increase during the coming five years".

    The ceremony included a number of workshops and various activities, in addition to the exhibition of Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) products which are produced by Omani women, through Tasneed Program, an Orpic initiative that supports and develops SMEs and household products across the Sultanate.

    It is worth to mention that Orpic celebrates Omani Women’s Day on an annual basis to reiterate one of Orpic’s values to serve Oman and its customers with pride and that to recognize the essential role women are playing to contribute in driving the country’s growth and development on all levels.

  • 08/10/2018 Orpic wins the ‘Downstream Project of the Year’ award 2018

    Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company - Orpic received the ‘Downstream Project of the Year’ award, at the Oil and Gas Middle East and Refining and Petrochemicals Middle East (RPME) Awards on September 12th, 2018 in a prestigious event in Dubai, UAE for its Muscat Suhar Product Pipeline Project and Al Jefnain Terminal.

    Andres Suarez, GM Logistics – Orpic commented on this prestigious win: “This highly commended Downstream Project of the Year award comes to demonstrate the importance of Muscat Suhar Product Pipeline and Al Jefnain Terminal not only for Orpic but for the whole logistics infrastructure in Oman. This is, without a doubt, a great achievement for Orpic but, at the same time, a huge responsibility to keep on the hard work towards achieving Orpic`s vision be a globally competitive, downstream business that Oman is proud of.

    The USD 336 million investment is an important logistic project across the Sultanate which delivers more than 70% of Oman’s fuel via the state-of-the-art storage facility in Al Jefnain. In addition to meeting the domestic future demand for fuels, this project reduces pollution resulting from lower truck movements in Muscat by 70%.

    On the In-country value (ICV) front, MSPP has contributed by USD 149 million to Omani local purchases and SMEs, representing 44% out of the total project cost. With around 170,000 m3 of storage capacity, the new terminal increases the nation’s storage capacity for refined products by 70%. This additional capacity enhances the securing of fuel supply to the population.

    The new terminal is equipped with 16 loading bays with capacity to load up to 700 trucks per day with products to be transported across petrol stations. Furthermore, the new terminal is supplied by two multiproduct and bidirectional pipelines connected to Orpic’s Suhar and Muscat Refineries, which are the safest and most efficient transport media for oil products for medium distances. Muscat Suhar Product Pipeline and Al Jefnain Terminal constituted of state-of-the-art control systems with latest SCADA technology, leak detection, and telecommunications network.

    It is worth to mention that the ‘Downstream Project of the Year’ award target projects with improved efficiency and those which create demand for higher value petrochemical products across the Middle East. The Downstream Project of the Year award aimed for the most outstanding, ambitious and game-changing project in the refining and petrochemicals manufacturing industries in the Middle East.

  • 03/10/2018 Chairman of the State Council pays a visit to Orpic

    Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company - Orpic received yesterday H.E. Dr. Yahya bin Mahfoodh Al-Manthri Chairman of the State Council along with 14 member of other representatives from the state council in Suahr complex for a one day visit.

    The visiting delegation was received by Ahmed bin Saleh Al Jahdhami, Opric CEO and management to the Annual Performance Index Exhibition in which the guests were briefed on the overall business model of Orpic, its annual performance, growth plans, projects as well as Orpic`s contribution to the people and community.

    The visit`s agenda also included a special tour to the Orpic`s main facilities such as the Integrated Control Room (ICR) which is considered the second largest control room in the Middle East and equipped with the latest technologies in the field of operation monitoring and processing. The delegation was also introduced to the updates of Liwa Plastics Industries Complex Project, one of the strategic growth projects in Orpic.

    On another note, the delegation has paid a site visit to a number of Orpic`s social responsibility projects which are implemented by the company`s CSR investment arm; Jusoor. Aims to brief the visitors on the latest projects updates and progress, the visit includes Liwa Cultural Center, Rehabilitation Center, AL Batinah International School (ABIS), Autism Center, Child Discovery Center and Falaj Park.

  • 02/10/2018 Orpic celebrates Omani trainees` Graduation of Batch 7 and Welcoming of Batch 8

    Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries - Orpic celebrated the Batch 7 Graduation of 147 trainees and the Batch 8 Welcoming of 114 trainees.

    The annual graduation event was held this year under the auspices of H.E. Dr.Yahya bin Mahfoodh Al-Manthri Chairman of State Council and attended by their Excellences the Walis of Suahr and Liwa, their Excellences representatives of the State Council and Al Shura Council, CEO of Orpic and community leaders at a gala ceremony in Suhar.

    As many as 1005 Omani trainees have been part of Orpic`s Trainees Development Program over the past seven years enrolled across different disciplines such as mechanical, electrical & instrument engineers, HSE fire fighters, process operators and engineers. Whom are fully equipped to form Orpic’s first taskforce cell, working in one of the company’s major growth project, the Muscat Suhar Product Pipeline & Al Jefnain Terminal ,Sohar Refinery Improvement Project, Liwa Plastic Industries project ( LPIC).

    Speaking about the occasion, H.E. Dr.Yahya bin Mahfoodh Al-Manthri Chairman of State Council said: “I am proud of being part of this celebration and witnessing another batch of talend youth join the workforce at Orpic. The training of young Omani youth is crucial for the current market challenges which will pave the way towards strong, sustainable and balanced growth to Orpic and the national economy.”

    Ahmed bin Saleh Al Jahdhami, Orpic’s CEO, said, “We are endeavoring, through Orpic program to develop trainees` abilities, to create an advanced work environment in both practical and educational fields, enabling our employees to sharpen their skills and improve their talents".

    Al Jahdhami further explained that " This program is the first step to provide trainee with their needed knowledge and encourage them to be independent to launch their own effort to attain success which cannot be gained without sincere working and seizing the available opportunities provided by the company". He added.

    The Orpic Trainee Development Program was established in 2011 to cater to the needs of Orpic`s expansion plans. Providing a state of the art training facility and curricula, the program is tailored for an intense six months classroom training followed by another six months of on-the-job training where trainees are given the chance to experience and practice the real working life situations in Orpic’s operations and activities, enabling them to apply acquired knowledge and sharpen their skills.