Energy for the future
With natural gas as the world’s cleanest and most efficient fossil fuel, Oman LNG’s operations at the Omani city of Sur, is sourcing energy worldwide. Since starting production in 2000, it has delivered over two thousand three hundred cargoes to customers, remaining a reliable supplier of liquefied natural gas that is helping to reduce carbon emissions and preserve the earth’s natural environment for future generations to enjoy
For centuries, this beautiful coast- bound nation of Oman was a trade centre connecting different parts of the world through vibrant and flourishing commerce relations. Trade that supported lives in far lands. At Oman LNG, we continue that tradition of seafarers and commerce through bringing energy to many corners of the world.
From the first export of oil that left the shores of Oman in 1967, the Sultanate had over a period of two decades, become indelibly associated with oil as the main enabler of its economy. But by the first half of the 1990s Oman, blessed with a beautiful landscape that is refreshed by the Arabian Peninsula, hospitable people, a rich culture and tradition soon reached a new watershed in its illustrious history.
ESTABLISHMENT OF OMAN LNG
Through a landmark Royal Decree issued by its visionary leader, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said in 1994, the groundwork for developing the country’s potential for gas was established to kickstart a vigorous effort geared towards utilising the nation’s gas resources. This
would earn for the country a new kind of foreign revenue, supplementing the income from oil and spur far-reaching initiatives to grow the nation’s economy. Oman LNG is a tribute to that insightful Decree by His Majesty. Since delivering its first cargo to Korea’s KOGAS in 2000, the company has remained an enduring evidence of how Oman continues to fashion its progress while staying true to its traditional roots.
Oman Liquefied Natural Gas LLC (Oman LNG) is a joint venture company established by a Royal Decree in 1994 operating under the laws of the Sultanate of Oman. The company engages in the business of producing and selling liquefied natural gas (LNG), and its by-product, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and operates three liquefaction trains at its plant in Qalhat, South Sharqiyah Governorate.
FOCUS ON HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT
Hand-in-hand with our operations comes a strong health, safety and environment performance. Our recent achievement of over 28 million man-hours without a Lost-Time Injury (LTI) is testament to our HSE excellence, and an exemplary diligence and commitment to the safety of our people, environment, and communities where we operate.
Our processes meet the highest of
ISO standards, which we are proud to maintain every year, and our ceaseless efforts to support the environment through the sponsoring of various initiatives such as the Turtle Reserve in Ras al Jinz in the eastern region of the country boasting one of the world’s largest breeding beaches for Greenback Turtles.
To keep environmental care at the heart of the business, the company continually evaluates and monitors all operational and administrative activities to improve performance. The manufacturing procedures must meet required ISO standards to reduce the environmental impact arising from daily operation. Besides, the company updates the code of conduct and work ethics manuals continuously to ensure best practices of employees and contractors towards the consumption of water, electrical, materials, and fuel are incorporated.
Additionally, Oman LNG also undertakes through various partnerships activities that range from indigenous species protection to the championing of waste reduction, reuse and recycle programmes. As a company our responsibility to our staff, contractors and the community is to provide a safe environment so that they can come to, and return home to their families, every day.
Through our empowerment philosophy, we continue to develop talent and help remove barriers to reach success. Our aim is to develop all staff to their fullest potential. We support incountry value through focused efforts towards developing local content and stimulating local business ventures by enabling Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs), a major cornerstone of Oman’s economy, to flourish and providing equal opportunities to compete for all service contracts. In addition, prompt payment of SMEs is controlled by practical registration and payment systems. Also, the larger companies that win service tenders are required to provide a clear approach to SME development and inclusion.
The company is a corporately and socially responsible organisation by maximising benefits to the employees, stakeholders and community and has a well-designed alignment between Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and business strategy, to ensure the strategic balance is maintained between sustainable social development and the business.
From powering large industries, to keeping homes warm and the lights on, Oman LNG is your reliable energy partner.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been an integral part of Oman LNG with a focused objective: to deliver tangible value to Oman and its people through social investment by capitalising on the country’s natural gas resource. The company allocates annually 1.5% net income after tax (NIAT) to the social various social investment and sustainable programmes; a commitment set when the company was founded. In addition, before the first cargoes left the LNG plant, the company invested in sustainable development projects for the community which speaks volumes about the company’s business principles; that Oman LNG’s initial investment in social development began even before the production line was fully functional.
To further strengthen its robust CSR efforts with more focus and prominence, Oman LNG’s Board of Directors decided to establish an independent legal entity back in 2009. July 1, 2015, marked the operational start-up of Oman LNG Development Foundation (ODF). The main objective of the Foundation; to secure the sustainability of the CSR Programmes, even beyond the existence of the founding company, Oman LNG, whose activities contribute to the Government’s objective of diversifying the economy.
Our journey towards being a pioneer in CSR continues, as the Foundation
sought to evaluate and benchmark the CSR programmes by third parties to measure their effectiveness and impact on the community. The Social Return on Investment (SROI) report results indicated that ODF was an advanced contributor in social investment with key SROI in the areas of social inclusion and Science, technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiatives.
Since the start of ODF, the Foundation has been recognised locally, regionally and internationally by its second-tonone CSR model and seen by many globally as a trailblazer in the field of social investment. In 2016, one year after establishment, ODF’s high degree of CSR practices started to receive international recognition: the ‘Best Corporate Social Responsibility Programme of the Year’ Award from Petroleum Economist; the Asia Best Corporate Responsibility Practices Award and the Asia Best Community Development Award. This acknowledges ODF’s exemplary CSR model supporting interests of the Government of Oman, NGOs and other stakeholders who helped to establish the vision of its CSR programme and creation of ODF.
In 2017, the Foundation received the most prestigious acknowledgement,
“His Majesty Award for Voluntary Work 2017”, the highest achievement in Oman for CSR efforts and “Best Company in Social Responsibility 2017” by
Arab Best Award in the Arab world. In addition, Shell International recognised the Foundation for its CSR exemplary efforts; all significant acknowledgements from industry peers and beyond.
Today, Oman LNG’s CSR programmes span the entire nation and contributes to the socio-economic development of the country. Over the past eighteen years, the company’s social investment programmes have spanned the length and breadth of the country with thousands of projects ranging from healthcare and education to preserving the environment and road safety; reflecting its sincere interest to embed the principles of social responsibility as part of its core existence.
Through strengthening the cooperation between the public and private sectors, the projects and programmes aim to supplement the national economy and ambitious development plans implemented in the Sultanate.
The Oman LNG Development Foundation supports Oman LNG and the company’s ambitious vision and dedication towards CSR. The Foundation champions private sector’s contribution to the development of
Oman and its people through corporate social responsibility and citizenship, as an active contributor to social and societal welfare, and through proactively addressing community needs.