MUSCAT, Oman, Eng. Salem bin Nasser al-Oufi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Oil and Gas, said that, the number of jobs that have been specified by oil and gas company (5,000 jobs) has been exceeded in certain jobs.

Some positions are still in the nomination and interview stage, and will be outside the oil and gas platform.

“The employment in oil and gas sector is still going on without being restricted to certain numbers. He pointed out that having more than nine companies in the Oil and Gas Platform, provides a good evidence that the employment process is still going on,” he added, in statements to reporters.

Al-Oufi affirmed that, taking over jobs by Omanis is still on going and did not stop. There are training, coupled with employment programmes underway. Continuous cooperation is also maintained by the Ministry and Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL), to avail suitable job opportunities for Omanis.

In response to a question about the Sultanate’s commitment to reducing oil production, he noted that, the Sultanate is committed to reducing its production by 45,000 barrels per day. He added that, OPEC will meet on July 18, to discuss the mechanism and the period at which, the one million barrel per day production cut will continue.

Source: Nam News Network