Introduction

Oil and Gas is Oman's largest industry in terms of revenue generation. The prosperous future of this industry depends upon advancement in the methods of exploration for new reserves and enhanced methods of production from existing fields, as well as a continous supply of competently trained research professionals. The Oil and Gas Research Centers (OGRC) at Sultan Qaboos University was established in 2002 to achieve these goals in collaboration with different colleges and centers within SQU. The OGRC conducts research and provides training and consultancy services to the oil and gas industry, utilizing the excellent facilities available at SQU.