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Mr. Steve Phimister

Mr. Steve Phimister

Managing Director
Petroleum Development Oman


In July 2021, Steve was appointed to be the Managing Director of PDO, the leading oil and gas company in the Sultanate of Oman, delivering the majority of the country’s hydrocarbon supply and creating sustainable long-term value for the Oman economy. PDO has ambitious plans to grow its core oil and gas portfolio, whilst addressing the sustainability of its business to ensure longevity in a low – carbon world.
Steve’s appointment follows 5 years as Senior Vice President of Shell UK during which he led the company through a period of substantial change; integrating the Shell & BG companies in the UK and resetting the company’s strategy, portfolio and organisation to be competitive through the Energy Transition. Steve served as an active Board member of the UK Oil & Gas industry body (OGUK) and the Oil & Gas Regulator (OGA) Maximising Economic Recovery Ministerial Forum, as well as leading
numerous Government-Industry Energy Transition Taskforces, supporting policy development and economic investment frameworks. Steve has a varied background in technical, commercial and leadership roles working with the Shell Group for more than 30 years across Europe, Australia, Asia, the Americas and Middle East.
Steve has a degree in Chemical and Mineral Engineering from the University of Birmingham in the UK. He is a Graduate and Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has served on the Board of a number of energy-related businesses.

Event Info

Date: 5th - 7th December 2022
Location: Muscat, Oman

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Energy Oman Magazine 2022