PDO Integrated Oil Control Centre Systems Integration FEED

Petroleum Development Oman, (Company), intends to build a new Integrated Operations Centre (IOC) at Mina Al-Fahal, Muscat.
The Integrated Operations Centre (IOC) project will unite existing field-based control into one building in Muscat. All PDO assets comprising Conventional Oil, Gas, Power, Sour, Thermal, Polymer and Terminal will be controlled and monitored from this centralized coastal location in Mina Al-Fahal. Based on the assessment during the Basis for Design (BfD) stage, in general Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) based technology will be considered for integrating the facilities with the IOC. However, Real Time Operation (RTO) Systems such as PI, Matrikon, LOWIS and Nibras may also be considered as source of data for situational awareness.
The brand new Centralised Control Room in Mina Al-Fahal will be staffed by Production Support Controllers, supported by multi-discipline, decision-making Centre of Excellence. This integrated model will enhance communications between field and coastal staff so that all data is visible to the operator and operations support simultaneously. One major benefit of the IOC is the physical proximity of operators from different PDO assets, enabling them for effective interactions, knowledge sharing and standardizing work practices.

There will be eight (08) operational areas within the IOC control room. Also, there will be facility for Centre of Excellence. Figure-1 shows the location of various PDO assets geographically distributed over Oman and the IOC located at MAF (in Muscat).

Project Details

  • Contract No. C264
  • Primary Service Consultancy, Detailed Design & Engineering
  • Industry Oil & Gas
  • Secondary Service Control Systems Engineering, Front End Engineering & Design, Projects Plans Procedures Specifications & Detailed Designs, SCADA HMI System Engineering, Technical Document Authoring
  • Client Petroleum Development Oman
  • Start Date May 2017
  • Consultant or EPC Worley Parsons Oman
  • Contract Value ($) 250000
  • Project Location Al Fahal Street, Muscat 100, Oman
  • Person Hours 4810
  • Execution Office Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Status Completed

Scope of work

    FEED Study and initial design for new PDO Integrated Oil Control Centre


  • Building Layout and interior design
  • New System Architecture
  • Graphics Philosophy and Navigation
  • Alarm Management Philosophy
  • New System Function Design Specification
  • System Block Diagrams
  • Management of Change Plan


  • Front End Engineering & Design
  • Specifications
  • Drawings and 3D Designs
  • Bill of Materials
  • Project Planning

Technical specifications

  • PDO Standards