|03 March, 2019

Shell Oman and Oman LNG partner to create streamlined efficiencies through digitalisation

The agreement will combine Shell’s experience of implementing technology and developing innovative solutions to support Oman LNG’s digitalisation drive

Shell Oman and Oman LNG partner to create streamlined efficiencies through digitalisation

Muscat – Shell Oman has signed an agreement with Oman Liquefied Natural Gas LLC (Oman LNG) to explore the benefits of how digital technologies and data analytics can optimise LNG production and improve safety. The agreement will combine Shell’s experience of implementing technology and developing innovative solutions to support Oman LNG’s digitalisation drive to better equip it for the future.

The agreement was signed by Maarten Wetselaar, Shell’s Director of Integrated Gas and New Energies together with Harib Al Kitani, CEO of Oman LNG in the presence of Ben van Beurden, CEO of Royal Dutch Shell.

Maarten Wetselaar said, “With energy transition and more demand for digitalisation, we are seeing the evolution of the industry. Innovative technology and data is creating an incredible opportunity in the energy industry, giving us the ability to track trends and make better decisions. We are delighted to collaborate with Oman LNG and explore new ways in which they can improve their asset efficiency and profitability, reduce operation costs, accelerate production and speed.”


Oman LNG’s digitalisation initiative is focused on achieving the highest possible safety standards and enhance the collection and analysis of data to better predict the maintenance needs of machinery through embedded sensors. This will help to minimise lost time and maximise performance. Additionally, it will serve to improve productivity through wearable technology, mobile connectivity and robotics.

Harib Al Kitani, CEO of Oman LNG said, “We are more connected now than ever before and this wave of new technology has created opportunities to streamline processes and efficiencies across all spectrums, making us more agile and ready for the future. Digitalising our business is one of the many efficiency initiatives we are embarking to simplify our business, making it cleaner and leaner. As an organisation, we are looking to embrace and leverage these opportunities through our collaboration with Shell. We are thrilled to be joining together for a more prosperous and cleaner energy future.”

Oman LNG was established by a Royal Decree in 1994 following the discovery in the early 1990s of significant volumes of gas in the Sultanate and is one of the largest investment projects in Oman. The company is committed to harnessing cutting edge technologies to provide the world with a cleaner source of energy.

With decades of experience in developing technology solutions, Shell is one of the largest investors in research and development amongst the world’s international oil and gas companies. Turning ideas into commercially viable technologies, the organization is committed to driving the right solutions to deliver the energy that power people’s lives in a socially, environmentally and economically responsible way.


About Shell in Oman

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 and retail. Shell also implements extensive social investment programs that contribute to the sustainable development of the country. For more information about Shell in Oman, visit

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