2017 Media releases
News and Media releases of 2017.
Jan 03, 2018
Muscat, Oman - Shell Development Oman (SDO) recently awarded a further two contracts to Hussam Technology Company LLC (HTC), an Omani small and medium enterprise (SME), for the design and construction of solar photovoltaic (PV) generation systems to be installed into two public schools located in the Al Batinah North Governorate. Contracts for the latest solar school sites were signed by Dr Firas Al Abdwani for HTC and by Chris Breeze, Shell’s Country Chairman for SDO. The recipient schools in which the new solar PV generators will shortly be installed are Kaab Bin Barsha School in Saham and Al Asma’a bint Al Harith School in Sohar.
Shell Development Oman collaborates with the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands to Host an Energy Transition Seminar
Dec 18, 2017
In collaboration with Shell Development Oman (SDO), The Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands recently hosted a seminar under the title - ‘Energy Transition in Oman: identifying opportunities for collaboration on renewable energy and energy efficiency’. The seminar was organized under the auspices of H.E. Talal Sulaiman Al Rahbi, Deputy Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Planning at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Muscat.
Dec 07, 2017
Muscat: Shell in Oman and the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) inked an agreement that will allow a student team from GUtech to participate in the eighth round of Shell Eco-marathon Asia taking place in early 2018. This will be the fourth time for Team Megalodon from GUtech to participate in Shell Eco-marathon with an energy-efficient vehicle in the diesel prototype category. They will be racing alongside students from universities, colleges and technical institutes across 16 other countries from across Asia, Middle East and Africa.
Nov 27, 2017
Muscat, Oman – 27 November 2017 -- Shell Oman concluded a week-long campaign for the 47th National Day which featured a 1965 Corvette which visited some of Oman’s remarkable landmarks and highlighted the Sultanate’s story of growth, progress, and diverse beauty Salim Al Amri and Hussain Al Bahrani, employees of Shell Oman, took the classic red corvette on a journey passing by 47 Shell Service Stations to spread the joy and spirit of the occasion with members of the community.
Nov 23, 2017
Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) and Shell Oman signed an agreement for a student team from the University to participate in the Shell Eco-marathon Asia, that will take place in early 2018. The agreement was signed by His Excellency Dr. Ali Saud Al Bimani, Vice Chancellor of Sultan Qaboos University, Chris Breeze, Shell’s Country Chairman in Oman, and Mohammed Mahmood Al Balushi, Shell Oman Marketing Company’s Chief Executive Officer.
Nov 23, 2017
Muscat - 19 November 2017: Shell Oman's latest #journey2remember campaign has been launched to celebrate the 47th National Day. The campaign features a classic car that will visit some of Oman's remarkable landmarks that highlight the Sultanate's story of growth, progress, and its diverse beauty.
Shell brings internationally recognised solar PV training to Oman to help build and strengthen Omani solar SME capacity
Oct 19, 2017
Having suitable solar technical qualifications is now a pre-requisite to becoming a DCRP approved PV installer in Oman.
Sep 27, 2017
Muscat, Oman - Shell Development Oman launched its ‘Solar into Schools’ initiative today at a ceremony held at the Um Al Fadhil School for Basic Education in Birkat Al Mouz, Nizwa. The ceremony was held under the patronage of Her Excellency Dr. Madiha bint Ahmed Al Shaibaniya, Minister of Education, and was attended by a number of officials and dignitaries from Al Dakhliya Governorate as well as the school’s staff and students, and Shell’s management and staff.
Sep 18, 2017
Shell Oman organized a special ceremony to recognize the student teams that represented Oman in Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2017, which was held in Singapore earlier this year.
Jul 31, 2017
As part of their ongoing efforts to promote road safety in the Sultanate, Shell Oman, Petroleum Development Oman and Oman OLNG have launched a collaborative road safety awareness raising campaign in Salalah in coordination with the Royal Oman Police (ROP) and Oman Road Safety Association (ORSA).
Apr 27, 2017
Shell Development Oman (SDO) has launched its Professional Courses for 2017 and has held two training courses this year as part of its ‘Training for Development’ social investment theme.
Oman Oil Company Exploration & Production and Shell Exploration B.V sign Block 42 Heads of Agreement
Apr 26, 2017
Muscat, Oman Oil Company Exploration & Production LLC (“OOCEP”) and Shell Exploration B.V have signed a Heads of Agreement (the “HOA”) to collaborate on Oman Block 42 (the “Block”). The HOA was signed for OOCEP by Isam Bin Saud Al Zadjali, Chief Executive Officer at Oman Oil Company S.A.O.C., and for Shell by Chris Breeze, Shell’s Country Chairman in Oman.
Mar 26, 2017
Did you know that Barr Al Hikman is home to 87 different species of waterbirds accounting for more than half a million birds? These are just some of the many interesting facts that came out of the survey conducted by Wetlands International in January 2017.
Mar 02, 2017
Shell Oman Marketing Company and Shell Development Oman signed an agreement with Dar Al Atta Association to sponsor the Big Give Competition that will take place later this year.
Feb 28, 2017
Road Safety remains a core pillar of Shell and its Social Investment Programme in Omanwhich has introduced a number of initiatives focusing on all individuals in society including children, parents, teachers, students, and bus drivers, with the aim of making road safety a way of life. Shell played an important role in establishing and supporting Oman’s first public association dedicated to Road Safety – “The Oman Road Safety Association” (ORSA).
Feb 19, 2017
As part of its 5th Gift to The Nation initiative, Shell Development Oman awarded three contracts to two Omani small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to carry out the installations into schools in the pilot phase of ‘Solar into Schools’ project. The pilot school sites are located in Al Buraimi, Nizwa and Salalah, with a fourth pilot school site located in Muscat to be announced in due course.
Oman Shipping Company signs a Contract of Affreightment with Shell International Eastern Trading Company
Jan 15, 2017
Oman Shipping Company (OSC) today announced that its subsidiary, Oman Charter Company (OCC), has entered into a contract of affreightment (COA) agreement with Shell International Eastern Trading Company (Shell) for three years. The contract grants Shell access to the Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCC) operated by OCC for crude oil cargo transportation requirements and provides OCC with the cargo base it needs to support its commercial operations.