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PDO scholars Celebrate Graduation.

Muscat, June 1 (ONA) --- A total of 92 Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) scholars graduated after achieving academic success in leading universities at home and abroad.

The 67 men and 25 women were supported by the Company in their studies in subjects, such as petroleum engineering, chemical engineering, geology, project management, economics and law in Europe, Japan, Australia and Oman,

The official graduation ceremony was held under the auspices of Dr. Mohammed bin Hamad al-Rumhi, Minister of Oil and Gas.

The ceremony also celebrated the first batch of 22 graduates from the pioneering Overseas Grants and Educational Support Scheme, which PDO introduced in 2011 in response to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said's Postgraduate Studies Scholarships initiative.

The Company prepared a comprehensive policy to support Omani staff requesting a release from duty so they could continue full-time education through other sponsors.

Speaking at the event at the Ministry of Oil and Gas, PDO Managing Director Raoul Restucci said: "PDO's success depends on attracting and fostering the best young Omani talent and these latest academic accomplishments are further evidence of some of the truly outstanding staff we have.

"These graduates have shown fantastic dedication, hard work and intellectual prowess to make the grade while often having the added pressure of adapting to a new culture or country.

"With such great role models and ambassadors, PDO and Oman are set for an exciting future in the rapidly changing oil and gas exploration and production industry."

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Date:Jun 1, 2015
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