Aberdeenshire pipeline group Stats embarks on Middle East expansion

Stats Group, the Aberdeenshire pipeline technology specialist, has bolstered its presence in Oman with the opening of a new workshop, storage and testing facility.

Stats Group Middle East director Angus Bowie. Picture: Simon Price

The launch of the Muscat operation comes after the group secured a two-year extension to an agreement with Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) to provide pipeline isolation and hydrostatic testing services.

Meanwhile, Stats has trebled the size of its operation in Abu Dhabi in a move to a larger workshop and office facility in the Mussafah district.

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Headquartered in Kintore near Inverurie, the company has operations in Edmonton in Canada, Houston in the US, Abu Dhabi and Qatar in the Middle East and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

Stats Group Middle East director Angus Bowie said: “The PDO master service agreement is an important contract. 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. With our commitment in Oman and further investment in larger facilities in Abu Dhabi, it should open up new opportunities and underlines how much we value our existing clients in the region.”

Last year, the Scottish group signed an exclusive partnership agreement with Saudi Arabia’s Safari Oil & Gas, one of the Kingdom’s top 50 listed companies.

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