Oman’s Mina Al Fahal refinery achieves record capacity utilisation

 Several factors contributed to higher utilisation and can be summarised in the collective efforts of different disciplines that worked together to achieve a common goal. - Times file picture

Several factors contributed to higher utilisation and can be summarised in the collective efforts of different disciplines that worked together to achieve a common goal. - Times file picture

Muscat: Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company’s (Orpic) Mina Al Fahal refinery in Muscat reported the utilisation of a record capacity of 94 per cent last year.

This follows rigorous adherence to policies and processes that cascaded across all levels.

Several factors contributed to higher utilisation and can be summarised in the collective efforts of different disciplines that worked together to achieve a common goal –to serve Oman with pride.

“It is a continuous improvement process under the guidance of a clear leadership and vision that has yielded better results that all we are proud of,” said Essam Al Sheibany, general manager, Mina Al Fahal Operations of Orpic.

“Over the years, Orpic has steadfastly focussed on reliability and process safety practices through a programme called ‘Back to Basics.’ This simple programme focusses on core areas, such as health, safety, environment, operations, and plant equipment, to reassess and re-evaluate key areas of improvement,” said Al Sheibany.

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