PDO hosts business awareness workshop for Omani SMEs

Oil company Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) hosted a workshop Oct. 20 for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Oman.

The goal of the event was to educate SME representatives about how they could get into business with PDO. The half-day workshop, which took place at PDO's Learning Development Center at Mina Al Fahal, was attended by about 75 business people and local community contractors.

Topics covered included an overview of the oil and gas industry; PDO's processes and procedures for vendor registration; contracting and procurement and tendering; health, safety and environmental policies and practices; and business ethics.

"PDO is an active champion of small and medium local businesses, providing support across a wide range of activities," PDO ICV Operations Manager Khalfan Salim Al Busaidy said. "There are some fantastic Omani SMEs which can begin or expand work in the oil and gas industry. PDO wants to fully unlock that potential but it is important that suppliers and vendors are made fully aware of the standards and specifications and rules and regulations which must be complied with."

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Petroleum Development of Oman Muscat, Muscat Governorate, Sultanate of Oman Muscat, Muscat Governorate

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