Press Release

  • Gulf Drilling holds a fun day out for its employees
  • Gulf Drilling receives ISO 9001:2008 certification
  • MB Holding Group announce the launch of Gulf Drilling LLC

Gulf Drilling holds a fun day out for its employees

Gulf Drilling LLC recently organized a Family Day for its employees. The day included a boat trip, with dolphin watching, snorkeling and fishing, followed by a beautiful stay at an isolated island about 20 minutes from Marina Bandar Al Rowdha.

There were several team building and fun activities for the employees as well as their families. Salim Al Harthy, CEO, Gulf Drilling LLC, said, “After a very successful 2014 that our company had, I knew I had to do something nice for my team members. I decided to take my team for a fun day out by the beach and what and amazing day we had! I thank them for the hard work and dedication towards work and hope they continue their enthusiasm and commitment in making Gulf Drilling a successful company in the years to come.”

Gulf Drilling LLC is a fully owned subsidiary of MB Petroleum Services LLC Oman.

Gulf Drilling receives ISO 9001:2008 certification

Gulf Drilling LLC,a fully owned subsidiary of MB Petroleum Services LLC Oman has been certified as ISO 9001:2008 compliantby DNV Business Assurance Management Systems. This certification is valid for all services of onshore drilling for the oil & gas sector in the Sultanate of Oman. To receive this certification, Gulf Drilling LLC implemented an effective quality management system complying with the requirements of this standard.

On receiving the certification, Salim Al Harthy, CEO, Gulf Drilling LLC, said, “DNV is one of the world’s leading certification bodies/registrars offering the latest in management systems certification services. With this certification under our belt, we have already commenced our journey towards increased business improvement and excellence.”

He added, “The ISO 9001:2008 relates to quality management standards with the objective of ensuring that we provide the best quality products & services to our customers. This is an assurance to our clients that the company meets the minimum standards and has the necessary control systems to ensure that it meets and exceeds its contract requirements.One of the key benefits of a properly implemented and managed ISO 9001:2008 system is the establishment of clearly defined roles and responsibilities for all personnel across the company. Thus, all employees have a clear understanding of what is expected of them.”

Gulf Drilling LLC was formed in 2013 with the objective of providing quality services while nurturing and developing the Omani talent pool in the drilling services sector in the sultanate.

MB Holding Group announce the launch of Gulf Drilling LLC

The MB Holding Group officially announced the launch of a new company – Gulf Drilling LLC. The company has been formed with the objective of providing qualityservices while nurturing and developing the Omani talent pool in the drilling services sector in the country.

Headquartered in Baushar, the company offers complete support services to all its clients within the country and the region. Strategically located in the heart of the city, this will further enable Gulf Drilling LLC to better serve clients within the oil & gas business hub. With its main emphasis on the Oman market, Gulf Drilling aims to be one of the largest Omani drilling companies with strong focus on safety, training and operational efficiency.

Dr Mohammed Al Barwani, Chairman, MB Holding Company LLC, stated, “We are very pleased to announce the formation of Gulf Drilling LLC in the Sultanate of Oman. The main objective of the company is to provide competitive services while seeking the right opportunities and create the right working environment for our local talent pool.”

Salim Al Harthy, CEO, Gulf Drilling LLC, said, “We at Gulf Drilling see a strong future for growth in the Oman and the regional markets. We have already signed a number of contracts and commenced operations with our long standing clients. We have also added a rig to our existing fleet and are actively seeking more contracts for the same. Additionally, to be competitive in the market, we will be applying a ‘Lean Methodology’ in all aspects of our business while maintaining high standards in HSE and performance.”

He added, “Our approach to drilling begins the same way it does for all our operations—with qualified people. Through our innovative training and safety initiatives, Gulf Drilling LLC strives to provide all personnel with comprehensive and practical knowledge, as well as continued support and opportunity.Being a truly Omani company, Gulf Drilling will promote the In Country Value (ICV) drive by supporting business development, nurturing human resources capabilities, job creation and contributing to Oman’s economy.”

The company aims to continuously maintain and develop an extensive network of people whilst retaining its long-term association with the drilling industry in Oman and the region. This way, the company will ensure that they are able to attract, absorb and retain the best available talent. In addition, as part of the larger learning and development programmes, the company will mentor new talent across the country. This will help in building an in-house talent pool of people capable of handling both technical and commercial aspects of the industry.

Gulf Drilling LLC is a fully owned subsidiary of MB Petroleum ServicesLLC Oman.

Vision

To excel as a leading service provider in Oman and regionally

Mission

To be the partner-of-choice to our customers by providing quality drilling services

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