Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL) is the first Society in Oman’s Petroleum Industry to be officially approved and registered in the Sultanate of Oman, on 27th October 2001 under regulations governing the formation of societies with the Ministry of Social Development. OPAL provides a single umbrella body to agree and promote standards of work competence and professionalism, with the vision of raising the standards of the Oman Petroleum Industry to become world-class, internationally competitive, and optimise industries resources.

OPAL expanded its role and obtained a license from the Ministry of Labour to host a Sector Skills Unit (SSU) for the Energy & Minerals sector since the year 2019. The Sector Skills Unit (SSU) mandate is to build a skills system that is driven by the sector demand with the intended objective of bringing together all the stakeholders, sector, human resources, and academia for conducting research and development activities for skills development and skills up-gradation for the sector.

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