Duqm Refinery

Country:  Sultanate of Oman

Client:  Duqm Refinery & Petrochemical Industries (Duqm Refinery)

Location: Muscat Head Office Muscat

Services: Recruitment and Training


Duqm Refinery and Petrochemical Industries Company is a Joint Venture  between Oman Oil Company and Kuwait Petroleum International.  This partnership was established for the incorporation of Duqm Refinery, based in Al Duqm located in the South East Al Wusta Governorate of the Sultanate of Oman.  Once completed, the Refinery will have a capacity to process around 230,000 barrels of crude oil per day.  Diesel, jet fuel, naphtha and LPG are to be its primary products.

Delton has been associated with the Duqm team since the inception and early planning stages in 2013.


In 2014 Delton assisted Duqm with the recruitment of a senior experienced Training Specialist/Manager, to develop and implement Duqm’s training policies and procedures.

In 2016 Delton further assisted Duqm source an experienced Competency Management Systems Training Specialist Advisor to act as the EPC Training Advisor.  His role is to monitor and advise on the recruitment of 600 in-country National candidates, monitor and selected outsourced training providers, advise on Training Programmes, manage the Foundation Training Program for experienced O&M staff, develop and manage site Induction program.  In addition he will monitor and quality assure competence assessment and certification of all EPC training.

Training Delivery

In 2018, Delton was contracted to deliver an ‘Introduction to Competency Management Programme covering internationally approved Competency Management Systems (CMS) and Workplace Assessor Training Development.  The bespoke programme was customised to meet the needs of Duqm Refinery’s diverse line management team who will be actively involved in the competency process.  The qualification selected by Duqm is the UK Quality Credit Framework Unit ‘Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment’ was delivered by Delton under the auspices a UK Qualifications Authority Awarding Body.  A pre-Course management Forum was held to consider the role of assessment within the overall Duqm Refinery CMS requirements.

Delton continues to work with Duqm and is pleased to support its needs through the construction, pre-commissioning, commissioning and start-up and early Operation of this high profile Project.