Muscat: Intertek, a leading total quality assurance provider to industries worldwide, has won a third party inspection (TPI), quality assurance and quality control contract from Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), the foremost exploration and production company in the Sultanate, to provide global and local quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) across the supply chain of all its north region projects.
The seven-year agreement sees Intertek deliver independent inspection services globally to support all of PDO’s north region oil and gas projects. Intertek will also deliver quality assurance and control services, documentation review and auditing services on current and future projects.
Intertek’s global network of industry-recognised technical expertise will be utilised to safeguard the quality of materials, ensure on-time delivery of equipment and vendor compliance as well as confirm that all of PDO’s north region projects conform to the company’s engineering, construction and operating standards.
PDO operates in a concession area of about 100,000 square kilometres, consisting of one third of the Sultanate’s geographical area. It has around 130 producing fields, close to 6,000 producing wells, and more than 45,000 contractors in Oman and around the world.
“We are excited about the opportunity to provide PDO with third party inspections, quality assurance and quality control services. This multi-faceted agreement will see Intertek ensuring proper quality and control across PDO’s value chain,” said Catalin Tomescu, Intertek director of Operations Asset Integrity Management and Non-Destructive Testing for Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan.
“This contract award is testament to our deep experience in the oil and gas sector, and the result of our long-term experience in the region, where we have been providing various assurance, testing and inspection services,” he added.