The three-day event, which took place from 5 – 7 December, provided a unique platform for international and Omani energy industry stakeholders to engage, network and unlock new partnership opportunities in an endeavour to develop this new sector in Oman.

The summit also saw three speakers from Shell presenting their views on the future of hydrogen in Oman, namely – Paul Bogers, Shell’s Vice President of Hydrogen, Tom Clarke, Oman Shell’s General Manager, Commercial and New Business Development and Basil Elzein, Integration Manager at Oman Shell.

The Sultanate's leading platform for green hydrogen, the GHSO Conference and Exhibition focused on the nation’s plans and strategies to develop a world-class industry that will meet the energy needs of the Sultanate's future low-carbon economy, and enable Oman to become a major global supplier of the alternative clean fuel.
Speaking on the future of green hydrogen and its relevance in Oman, Paul Bogers, Vice President of Shell Hydrogen, said, “The momentum behind the development of hydrogen has been growing in recent years, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. More countries are embracing its potential and we are particularly excited about recent developments in the Middle East and Oman in particular. Geographically, Oman has a competitive advantage when it comes to developing green hydrogen, and has an important role to play in the hydrogen economy. With the potential to develop green and blue hydrogen on a commercial scale, hydrogen will play a big role in decarbonising heavy industry.”

Commenting on Oman Shell’s participation in the Green Hydrogen Summit and Exhibition Oman, Walid Hadi, Senior Vice President and Country Chairman of Oman Shell said, “We are excited to participate in the second edition of the Green Hydrogen Summit and Exhibition Oman as principal sponsors. At Oman Shell, we see this summit as a platform for pivotal discussions on sustainable development, and the way forward to achieve Oman and Shell’s 2050 Net Zero ambitions. . We see a bright future for the development of a green hydrogen ecosystem in Oman, and we look forward to sharing that success with the world.”

About Oman Shell

Shell has been a partner in Oman’s development and progress over the last several decades. We have been providing pioneering technologies and expertise in the energy industry and creating value for the community. Shell is active in Oman across the oil and gas industry and is involved in joint venture and independent activities ranging from research and development, exploration and production to trading, retail and new energies. Shell also implements an extensive social investment programme that contributes to the sustainable development of the country. Shell holds interests in Petroleum Development Oman (34%), Oman LNG (30%) and Shell Oman Marketing Company (49%). Together they represent a substantial part of Oman’s economic growth.

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