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MB Holding Group announce the launch of Gulf Drilling LLC

The MB Holding Group officially announced the launch of a new company – Gulf Drilling LLC. The company has been formed with the objective of providing quality services while nurturing and developing the Omani talent pool in the drilling services sector in the country.

Headquartered in Baushar, the company offers complete support services to all its clients within the country and the region. Strategically located in the heart of the city, this will further enable Gulf Drilling LLC to better serve clients within the oil & gas business hub. With its main emphasis on the Oman market, Gulf Drilling aims to be one of the largest Omani drilling companies with strong focus on safety, training and operational efficiency.

Dr Mohammed Al Barwani, Chairman, MB Holding Company LLC, stated, “We are very pleased to announce the formation of Gulf Drilling LLC in the Sultanate of Oman. The main objective of the company is to provide competitive services while seeking the right opportunities and create the right working environment for our local talent pool.”

Salim Al Harthy, CEO, Gulf Drilling LLC, said, “We at Gulf Drilling see a strong future for growth in the Oman and the regional markets. We have already signed a number of contracts and commenced operations with our long standing clients. We have also added a rig to our existing fleet and are actively seeking more contracts for the same. Additionally, to be competitive in the market, we will be applying a ‘Lean Methodology’ in all aspects of our business while maintaining high standards in HSE and performance.”

He added, “Our approach to drilling begins the same way it does for all our operations—with qualified people. Through our innovative training and safety initiatives, Gulf Drilling LLC strives to provide all personnel with comprehensive and practical knowledge, as well as continued support and opportunity. Being a truly Omani company, Gulf Drilling will promote the In Country Value (ICV) drive by supporting business development, nurturing human resources capabilities, job creation and contributing to Oman’s economy.”

The company aims to continuously maintain and develop an extensive network of people whilst retaining its long-term association with the drilling industry in Oman and the region. This way, the company will ensure that they are able to attract, absorb and retain the best available talent. In addition, as part of the larger learning and development programmes, the company will mentor new talent across the country. This will help in building an in-house talent pool of people capable of handling both technical and commercial aspects of the industry.

Gulf Drilling LLC is a fully owned subsidiary of MB Petroleum Services LLC Oman.


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