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Petrofac appoints Jahwari as country manager for Oman

25 Aug 2021

Petrofac, a leading international service provider to the energy industry, has appointed Dr Khalid al Jahwari as the country manager for Oman.

This leadership appointment recognises the activities and multiple substantial projects the company has in Oman and the strategic importance of the sultanate to the group, Petrofac said in a press statement on Wednesday.

Jahwari brings over 20 years’ industry experience in the oil and gas industry, with a varied background in technical, commercial and management roles, working across the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

He has significant leadership experience, most recently as Shell’s general manager of operations in Egypt, having previously been Shell’s global production excellence leader, based in The Hague, Netherlands. Prior to Shell, Jahwari spent 15 years with Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), holding a number of key roles.

This appointment, Petrofac said, is aligned to the group’s model of local execution to global standards. It will help underpin the continued role the company has in Oman’s evolving energy needs and the development of the country’s oil, gas and renewables infrastructure.

In his role as ambassador in-country, Jahwari will represent the Petrofac Group, working closely with the various parties across the entire Petrofac portfolio, in the ongoing delivery and development of the company’s full-service capability offering and operations in Oman.

ElieLahoud, Petrofac’s chief operating officer – engineering and construction, said, “I am delighted to welcome Jahwari to Petrofac. He brings significant experience, with a track record spanning an impressive career, built both internationally and in Oman. This is a key market where we remain firmly focused on maximising local and sustainable delivery, generating in-country value, and playing our part in the region’s energy transition for many years to come.”

During the past 33 years, Petrofac has established a multi-discipline engineering and project execution office in Muscat and invested in a state-of-the-art technical training centre, TakatufPetrofac Oman (TPO).

The group’s substantial ongoing projects include the Duqm Refinery. 


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