Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) completed the construction of the first ever wellpad where all construction equipment utilized were fueled by Biodiesel. This accomplishment was attained in collaboration with Sarooj Construction Company (Sarooj) and Synergy Biodiesel. The constructed PDO gas wellpad is in the Saih Rawl region and was constructed by Sarooj. The biodiesel used by the construction equipment was produced by Synergy Biofuels in the first commissioned biodiesel plant in Oman. Using biodiesel in the construction of the wellpad lead to a reduction of ~11 tons of CO2 emissions.

 “We are very proud of this achievement which was the result of innovative and collaborative work with Sarooj and Synergy BioFuels. We hope that it will pave the way for similar initiatives and projects as we continue to explore and develop new solutions to decarbonise our business,” said Abdullah Al Jabri, Chief Commercial Projects Officer in PDO.

 “We are very proud to be part of this collaboration with PDO and Synergy Biofuels to deliver this project while reducing CO2 emissions. Sarooj has been committed to invest in transformative solutions to reduce emissions and greenhouse gases, and this project is one step in that direction '', indicated Simon Karam, Chairman of Sarooj Construction Company. Sarooj is the first construction company in the MENA region to utilize the first Omani-produced Biodiesel to construct an Oil & Gas wellpad.

 “We thank PDO and Sarooj for collaborating with Synergy to utilize its first batch of Omani-produced biodiesel in the Oil & Gas and construction sectors.” indicated Anthony Helou, CEO of Synergy. Synergy had commissioned the first biodiesel plant in Oman earlier in July/2021 in Samail industrial estate. 


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