Integrated solutions for Oman’s oil and gas sector Khalid-AL-BUSAIDI

Our sand management units represent an innovation that has led to significant cost and time optimisation.


Integrated solutions for Oman’s oil and gas sector

April 27, 2023

Khalid Al Busaidi, CEO of Heavy Equipment Maintenance and Trading (HEMT), talks to The Energy Year about the company’s key services and innovative sand management technology, as well as its plans for partnership and expansion. A subsidiary of Tasneea Oil and Gas Technology, HEMT provides detail engineering, EPC, manufacturing and maintenance, as well as rental and supplies for the oil and gas sector in Oman and abroad.

As an integrated solutions provider, what are the main services offered by HEMT?
We offer integrated solutions to our clients including but not limited to design, manufacturing and maintenance in terms of fabrication, valve refurbishment, rig maintenance, machine shop and blasting/painting.
The fabrication sector is one of the major revenue-generating verticals of the company, and under it we manufacture various mechanical static equipment packages such as pressure vessels, manifold skids, flare/vent stacks, etc.
The design and manufacturing of our sand management system (SMS) with the “made in Oman” tag was one of our ICV [in-country value] initiatives. Four units which we have manufactured to date are successfully running in the fields.
Regarding the SMS, it is worth mentioning that we have been pioneers, since the first design was done in our company and delivered by our engineers. This showcases our high-quality in-country engineering capabilities. Moreover, our SMS units represent an innovation that has led to significant cost and time optimisation. Previously, the units were all skid-mounted, taking days to move, while now we have come up with an all-in-one truck-mounted unit, with mobilisation taking just a few hours.
We also manufacture process skid packages such as separators, desalters and chemical injection skid packages. We aim to localise the manufacturing of E&I [electrical and instrumentation] packages such as the high-integrity pressure protection system (HIPPS) and metering skids.
Our other teams under rig maintenance, valve refurbishment and machine shop are dedicated to providing retrofits and troubleshooting in order to deliver solutions to the challenges that clients are facing in their operations. We have the required certification and skilled manpower to repair, refurbish and service both onshore and offshore drilling rigs and related equipment. We undertake repairs of all types of valves – ball, float, choke – as well as do calibration of control valves and repair and testing of different types of pumps, engines and transmissions.
We are the only workshop in Oman with six API accreditations, which reflects our dedication to quality, and due to this our clients continue to trust our quality of service.

What does your current client and project portfolio look like?
HEMT has 50-plus active clients and is a turnkey solutions provider, which is very attractive for oil and gas players. Our portfolio is diversified as our client base varies from the upstream and downstream business operators such as PDO, Oxy, petrofac/”>Petrofac and GPS, and to all the drilling contractors such as KCA Deutag and Abraj Energy. For PDO, for instance, we supplied equipment for the Marmul project and for its water treatment plants in Nimr and Rima, while for EPC companies we provided downstream equipment.
In terms of contracts, we have in place a good one with SLB [formerly Schlumberger] to supply SMS units on a rental basis as well as compact well test units, which we have developed in a high-tech way: fully digitalised, all using touch screens and delivering real-time data in cloud services. This means that our clients can monitor either the well test parameters or intensive testing parameters while sitting in their office. We are trying to digitalise all of our activities, from small projects such as manifolds up to complete plant manufacturing.
Speaking of plants, we are also supplying our equipment, fully manufactured in-house, to Halliburton for a liquid mud plant project in Qatar with NOC [North Oil Company] as the end user. The contract was awarded at the beginning of 2022 and the plant is currently under construction. By the end of Q1 2023 we will be commissioning the complete plant.
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