Learn more about OTTCO’s world class
oil storage infrastructure

OTTCO facilitates the uninhibited flow of oil to the world

We will capitalise on Oman’s reputation for security, reliability and trustworthiness, enabling geopolitical stability through our storage, blending and trading capabilities. We have the ambition to reframe global perceptions of Oman’s oil industry, and our relationships with leading government entities will enhance our success. We are a gateway to Oman’s oil infrastructure and to the Gulf region.

OTTCO operates world class oil storage infrastructure. We provide best-in-class service, connectivity and flexibility for regional and international customers.

As a wholly owned subsidiary of Oman Oil Company, we combine political willpower with industry expertise and commercial outlook so that, when complete, Ras Markaz will be one of the largest crude oil storage facilities in the world.

Ras Markaz is strategically located away from the Straits of Hormuz, a potential choke point in the oil supply chain. Our location provides easy access to markets in South Asia, the Far East and Africa. A crude oil pipeline from Ras Markaz to the Duqm Refinery provides access to value-added options, meeting the market’s demand for flexibility, while the substantial capacity of our facility means customers can store oil for the short or long term.

OTTCO is transparent, respectful, reliable and responsible.

We have a strong management team with a track record of delivery and sector experience. In addition to a clearly laid out programme for community engagement, we have a recognised environmental & sustainability programme.

Our employee programme is best-in-class, as are our contractor management systems. OTTCO is renowned by its peers for performance, security, delivery and reliability. Our commitment to transparency and trustworthiness is the bedrock of all our relationships.

Our management team

Project Director
Said Al Maawali
General Manager Technical
Sulaiman Al Siyabi
General Manager Finance and Corporate Affairs
Pedro Pimentel

Our business model

OTTCO operates world class oil storage infrastructure. We provide best-in-class service, connectivity and flexibility for national, regional and international customers – producers, consumers, traders and other market players.

Services

  • Dynamic & flexible storage
  • Making bulk
  • Blending
  • Loading & discharge
  • Pump overs
  • Port handling

Strategic Solutions

  • Long & short term commercial storage
  • Export of Oman export blend
  • Refinery pipeline connection
  • Main oil-line pipeline connection
  • Import/export of crude oil
  • Offshore facilities for Suezmax, VLCC, ULCC tankers

Sustainability

  • Environmental & social responsibility
  • Robust, long-term financing model
  • Risk management & regulatory compliance
  • Leading HSSE framework
  • Safe & stable geographic location

Partnerships

  • International oil companies
  • National oil companies
  • Oil & energy ministries
  • Trading and commodities companies
  • Refineries
  • Shipping companies
  • Joint venture partners

OTTCO represents the next generation of Oman’s diversified infrastructure. OTTCO focuses on leading technology, employment opportunities, environmental standards and a long-term sustainability plan of operations.

OTTCO exploits the geo-political value of Oman’s location and the strategic significance of Ras Markaz. Ras Markaz is located on Oman’s Indian Ocean coastline, 1000kms from the Straits of Hormuz, a potential choke point in the oil supply chain. Our location provides easy access to markets in South Asia, the Far East and Africa as well as land and sea access to producers in the Middle East.

Short & long term commercial storage. Strategic storage. Value-adding services including blending, and making bulk. 24/7 operations.

Ras Markaz is aiming to become a crude hub comparable to Rotterdam and Singapore.

OTTCO will provide centralised operations, maintenance and management. OTTCO’s wholly-owned facilities will sit alongside JV’s and sole venture storage. Shared infrastructure will provide OTTCO’s customers with advantages for their Capex, Opex and (operational) management.

Our values of transparency and trustworthiness are the cornerstones of all our relationships. We have a reputation for fairness, value and being a trusted long term partner. We adhere to recognised best practice for HSSE.

Our stories

Floating Storage

Ras Markaz
Crude Oil Park

Floating storage

Floating storage is now ready

OTTCO has launched floating storage as an interim solution for its customers ahead of the commissioning of the Ras Markaz Crude Oil Park. Customers are able to store over 2 million barrels of Oman Export Blend Crude Oil on board a VLCC (Very Large Crude Carrier) at Mina Al Fahal, Muscat, Oman.

The flexible and dynamic nature of our floating storage facility is characteristic of the approach that we are taking to our onshore projects.

2 m barrels

2 million barrels of crude oil storage capacity

Stakeholders

OTTCO works in partnership with a number of important organizations both within and outside of Oman. These public and private sectors entities are essential to the ongoing success of our projects, and it is through close collaboration with our stakeholders that we will deliver on our promise to facilitate the uninhibited flow of oil to the world.

Oman Oil Company
Ministry of Oil & Gas
Ministry of Finance
Duqm Special Economic Zone Authority
Duqm Refinery
Petroleum Development Oman
Oman Shipping Company
Dubai Mercantile Exchange

Corporate governance

The Board of Directors holds overall responsibility, on behalf of the shareholders, for the direction and oversight OTTCO’s activities.

Our Corporate Governance Policy clearly outlines and defines the principles for the management of the Company. The Policy covers General Principles, the Management Structure of the Company, the Shareholders, Establishment & Proceedings of the Board, Representation & Management by the Board, and Appointment, Representation & Management by the Project Director.

Our Shareholders are the highest authority of the Company, with the role of supervising and directing the Board. OTTCO’s senior executive is the Project Director, who reports directly to the Board. Both are authorised by the Shareholders to represent and manage the company on a day-to-day basis. The Project Director is assisted by a management team appointed and approved by the Board.