Energy services company Stats Group said yesterday it had strengthened its presence in Oman, with the opening of a new workshop, storage and testing facility in Muscat.
The expansion comes after the Kintore-based firm secured a two-year extension to a deal with Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) to provide pipeline isolation and hydrostatic testing services.
Stats said it had also trebled the size of its operation in Abu Dhabi.
Director Angus Bowie said: “The PDO master service agreement is an important contract and we are delighted it has been extended further.
“The new facility in Oman will help support this contract and having a local presence gives us a platform to extend our footprint in the sultanate and wider Middle East region.”
He added: “With our commitment in Oman and further investment in larger facilities in Abu Dhabi, it should open up new opportunities.”
Founded in 1998 by angel investor Lorraine Porter and her brother Pete Duguid, Stats supplies pressurised pipeline services to the global oil, gas and petrochemical industries.
The company employs about 250 people globally.
As well as the Middle East bases in Oman and Abu Dhabi, it has overseas operations in Edmonton in Canada, Houston in the US, Qatar and Malaysia.