Oman-based Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), a leading exploration and production company, along with Sumitomo Corporation Tubular Solutions Oman (SCTSO) and Port of Duqm Company (PDC), have announced the arrival of the first shipment of OCTG (oil country tubular goods, namely casing and tubing) pipes at Duqm Port.
A first lot of 4,900 metric tonnes from Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NSSMC) was successfully discharged at the port’s commercial quay, from where it will be moved to a specialised storage area managed by Middle East Tubular Services (Mets) in the logistics zone adjacent to the port, added the report.
This operation marks the next phase of SCTSO’s successful delivery of supply chain management (SCM) services to PDO, following a ‘Mill to Well’ model for the first time in Oman, which will be operated from Duqm.
This new model will further optimise supply chain efficiencies and offer substantial cost savings to PDO, by making full utilisation of Duqm’s central location towards PDO’s various inland oil and gas fields.
SCTSO expects that Duqm Port will handle four to five similar shipments per month from now on as the project move to Duqm nears completion, added the report.