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  • 03/09/2018 Orpic is committed to meet the fuel demands with the quality meeting Omani standards

    Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company –Orpic has observed a number of queries concerning fuel quality supplied to some fuel stations particularly in north Al Batinah & Al Buraimi governorates. Orpic is committed to supply the local demand of fuels in the Sultanate through its refineries in Mina Al Fahal and Suhar as well as its logistic network in Suhar, Al Jefnain and Raysut. Orpic reassures the public that all its petroleum products are supplied to all marketing companies with the same quality as per the approved measures and specifications in the Sultanate of Oman.

  • 29/08/2018 Orpic reveals a new Robotic application for invoice processing

    Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company – Orpic has recently launched a new technological solution to implement the first Robot application in Orpic covering invoices processing in SAP. This new technological innovation comes to continually enhance the company`s efforts towards business excellence as part of its mission to sustainably maximize value for its stakeholders, as their partner of choice.

    Mohammed Al Kaabi, Financial Controller – Orpic comments on this new service: "To achieve our vision of becoming a globally competitive downstream business that Oman is proud of, we are focusing on Business Excellence, primarily through Digitization, Innovation and R&D. The launch of this new service is yet another step further towards the journey of excellence to cater for the need of our suppliers and customers with state-of-the-art back office and customer service support".

    During the first run, the Robot application was able to process a transaction almost 5 times faster than a human which will enhance the productivity and work efficiency. The Robot application is an automation software, governed by business rules/logic that operates as a virtual workforce. It emulates human execution of tasks with higher accuracy, quality and compliance. Furthermore, it can be applied by quick deployment and low investment.

    This Robot application is planned to be rolled out further to various areas within Orpic to benefit from the process automation which result in deployment of manpower to high value-added activities. In addition, Orpic is also actively exploring to implement other latest technological advances which would help its journey to be a globally competitive downstream business that Oman is proud of.

  • 30/07/2018 Orpic and OGC sign Operation & Maintenance Service Agreement

    Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company – Orpic and Oman Gas Company (OGC) signed an agreement for the operation and maintenance of a Natural Gas Liquids Extraction plant (NGLE) and associated pipelines. The signing ceremony was held under the auspices of H.E Dr. Ali bin Masoud al Sunaidi, Minster of Commerce and Industry, and attended by government and private dignitaries, as well as Orpic and OGC executives.

    The agreement was signed by Eng. Ahmed bin Saleh al Jahdhami, Chief Executive officer of Orpic and Mr. Sultan bin Hamed al Burtmani, Acting Executive Managing Director of OGC.

    Under the NGLE services agreement, OGC will provide dedicated services for the operation and maintenance of Orpic`s Natural Gas Liquids Extraction (NGLE) plant located in Fuhud, the upstream of its Liwa Plastics Industries Complex (LPIC) project in Suhar. A roughly 300km 14 inch pipeline connecting the Fuhud NGLE plant with the Suhar complex will also be operated and managed by OGC as part of this arrangement.

    The C2+ extracted from Fuhud`s Natural Gas Extraction plant will be combined with the existing products from Orpic’s refineries and petrochemical plants, which supports in producing further integration and flexibility as well as making the full use of the crude materials.

    The services agreement will be implemented over three transitional phases throughout the project lifecycle. Each phase entails different levels of responsibility for OGC and Orpic alike.

    Speaking at the signing ceremony, Orpic CEO Ahmed bin Saleh Al Jahdhami stated: "This agreement comes as part of the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC 3) Liwa Plastics Industries Complex Project (LPIC) which is an investment of USD 6.7 billion currently underway with a 67% overall progress and one of three strategic growth projects implemented by Orpic; driven by its vision to be a globally competitive, downstream business that Oman is proud of. This agreement with OGC marks Orpic’s trust on Omani companies and augments our relentless effort towards increasing the percentage from Orpic annual expenditure in In Country Value (ICV). LPIC will open up the potential to create over 1000 products in the plastics processing industry as well as to enable the extraction of high value products from Natural Gas for the first time in Oman".

    Importantly, Orpic NGL is the second processing facility that will be managed by OGC after SLPG, which both will leverage the Sultanate’s natural gas resources and support OGC transformation to become a leading energy infrastructure.

    “OGC is the platform for the entire energy midstream segment of Oman Oil Company’s (OOC) business portfolio. One of our key responsibilities is to ensure that the infrastructure is ready not only to maintain a reliable and uninterrupted supply of natural gas to consumers wherever they are in the country, but also to maximise the value generation from this resource. We aim to create an integrated technical system operator who will oversee the whole gas network in the country and integrate it with the midstream model for the Gas processing facilities in the long run,” said Mr. Sultan bin Hamad al Burtmani, Acting Executive Managing Director of OGC.

    “We are currently paving our way of transforming OGC into a globally renowned energy infrastructure utility that can be able to power Oman’s future.” Mr. al Burtmani added.

    It is worth highlighting that OGC is also laying down a new 32-inch gas pipeline parallel to the existing 32-inch Fuhud-Suhar pipeline to meet the growing gas demand in Suhar Industrial Port and supply gas to Ibri region.

  • 08/05/2018 Orpic sets a new benchmark - launches a new generation of high quality thermoforming Luban grade

    Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) has launched a new thermoforming grade called Luban HP1151K that will increase both productivity and the overall performance of transparent thermoformed cups, trays and containers. The new PolyPropylene thermoforming grade is based on Milliken`s nucleating innovation Hyperform® HPN-600ei. The new grade (Luban HP1151K) will be launched during 5th Oman Plast Exhibition 2018 at Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre.

    Orpic’s Luban HP1151K combines high clarity and aesthetics with a new level of superior dimensional stability for thermoformed products. Luban HP1151K is based on the latest technology available to offer the food packakging and household storage solutions industries a new benchmark in pure, high quality PP.

    Apart from being able to increase the number of articles that can be produced, the high quality finished products provide good stacking performance. It also offers a broad processing window that opens up distinct product quality and consistency advantages plus the all-important productivity benefits for converters.

    Additionally, the grade delivers optimal environmental and handling-related advantages associated with using lightweight PP compared to other materials.

    Gilles Rochas, General Manager – Polymer, Orpic says, “The product has a good resin base and tests conducted so far have been successful. Luban HP1151K reduces haze in the product and increases clarity and gloss. We are confident that upon introduction of Luban HP1151K, this high quality product will offer Oman and the international packaging customers an opportunity to reduce their cycle times and achieve better results through less wastage whilst offering all-round productivity improvements.”

    Hyperform HPN-600ei also offers good organoleptics with no contamination risk making Luban HP1151K suitable for food applications.

    To learn more about this amazing high quality product and see it first-hand, please visit our stand at OmanPlast 2018.

  • 07/05/2018 Orpic is Principal Sponsor of 5th Oman Plast2018

    Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company – Orpic, is pleased to announce its participation and principal sponsorship of the 5th International Plastics, Rubber, Petrochemicals, Printing and Packaging Industry Exhibition – Oman Plast 2018, which is taking place at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, Muscat.

    The exhibition was inaugurated by H.E. Eng Salim Bin Nasser Bin Said Al-Aufi, Undersecretary, Ministry of Oil & Gas; and is attracting a large number of local and international plastics convertors, machinery manufactures and end-users, thereby providing an excellent trade and business opportunities forum for both exhibitors and visitors.

    “It is Orpic’s vision to become a globally competitive downstream business that Oman is proud of”, averred Ahmed Saleh Al Jahdhami, CEO of Orpic. “As one of the key steps towards achieving this vision, Orpic has established a Polymer Marketing unit in 2017 and is competitively offering differentiated polypropylene and polyethylene solutions to markets across the globe.”

    Speaking on the sidelines of the exhibition, Gilles Rochas, GM – Polymer Marketing, Orpic, stated: “By taking part in Oman Plast 2018, we aim to support the local and international plastics industry in unlocking new business opportunities and further developing the downstream plastic industry in Oman. We are delighted to participate in this event and explore the latest trends in the plastics industry with our customers”.

    Throughout the exhibition, a number of eminent Omani and international speakers from the polyolefin industry will be holding technical sessions, covering key topics such as Plastic Supply & Demand, Developing the Plastic Downstream Industry and Technical Advancement in Processing Technology, at the Orpic booth.

    Oman Plast is the ideal platform for industry experts and visitors to meet and exchange ideas on latest developments in the sector, while being introduced to the latest technology and machinery for plastics processing.