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Oommen John

Oommen John P is the Deputy Editor for OGR and Associate Editor for OER. A journalist since 1994, John has worked for newspapers and business magazines in India and Oman. He joined UMS in January 2014, where his work profile includes writing about the economy and banking, oil and gas sector, auto reviews on prominent brands besides features and articles on travel.
Crude Oil

Oman’s oil production up by 0.8 %

The Sultanate's crude oil production, including condensates, stood 0.8% higher at 326.3 million barrels till November 2018. This is against an output of 323.7...

Industry experts on outlook for 2019

The RO2.2 bn expenditure estimated for oil and gas production and exploration activities, in the 2019 Oman Budget, is a positive indicator that the...

Oman Tower Company to build, manage towers for telcos

Oman Tower Company (OTC) signed two memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel) and Omani Qatari Telecommunications Company (Ooredoo) to build, lease...
Ras Al Hamra Project Development Manager Ahmed BJ Hassan Al Lawati

Value Proposition

The 281-hectare masterplan for the Ras Al Hamra residential development project has been divided into five phases to provide high-quality, low-density homes and amenities...

Adding Value

Work on Duqm Refinery, one of Oman’s biggest projects, which is being established with an investment of around $7 billion, officially commenced as the...

Interview with Georges EL MIR

Interview with Georges EL MIR, Vice President, Oil & Gas & Petrochemicals, Middle East and Africa, Schneider Electric on 'Digitisation in the oil and...

Emerging leaner and stronger

Amid subdued oil prices, Oman's budget 2017 aims at reducing budget deficit, rationalising public spending, revitalising non-oil revenues and enhancing their contributions in total...