Oman Oil Company (OOC)

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Oman Oil Company (OOC)


P.O. Box 261, PC 118, Qurum Area, Opposite to Qurum City Centre, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman


+ 968 2457 3100


+ 968 2457 3101



Chief Executive Officer:

Mr. Ahmed Al Wahaibi

Oman Oil Company (OOC) is a company solely owned by the Government of ‎the Sultanate of Oman. The Company was established in 1996 to provide the Government ‎a vehicle for pursuing investment opportunities in the Energy sector, both inside and ‎outside Oman. OOC has managed, in a relatively short period of time, to contribute to the ‎development of many important projects in energy and energy-related areas. Local and international investments of OOC include 32 projects ‎covering the areas of exploration and production, mining, refining and petrochemical, oil ‎products marketing, electricity generation and marine shipping.

Support to Higher Education

OOC participates in the development of youth through the “Takatuf Scholars Programme”. The Programme was initiated in Spring 2012, by Oman Oil Company, as a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility commitment operating under the umbrella of OOC's Human Capital Unit.
Type of Support
The Takatuf Scholars Programme

The Programme offers some of the Sultanate's brightest and best Grade 10/11 students a range of intellectual and personal experiences that will prepare them to be successful independent learners, global citizens and leaders for and in the Sultanate of Oman. It involves selecting 60 scholars each year to be enrolled in a fourteen-month Programme that includes a residential Summer course and an independent learning phase.

Each year, 10 of the 60 scholars will be selected according to the Programme's policies, and based on merit will receive fully paid scholarships to top international universities. These international scholarships include two years of pre-university preparation in renowned schools and academies, and four years of university education culminating in a first degree.

Those Takatuf Scholars who do not receive the international scholarship remain connected to the Programme and participate in continuing Summer assignments, developmental and enrichment programming throughout their undergraduate years. Upon graduation all students become members of the Takatuf Scholars Alumni Group. More information about the Programme could be found at:
Duration of Support
Approximately 8 years.
Eligibility Criteria
The criteria for eligibility is published yearly on the following link:

Applicants who meet the criteria will be required to sit for an English Language Placement Test and complete a Personal Essay and answer logic questions, in a formal test. Candidates will be ranked, and those at the top in each distribution category will be interviewed prior to final decisions to offer seats in The Takatuf Scholars Programme.

Eligibility Criteria for 2013 Applicants
• Applicants should:
o be an Omani citizen.
o be in the second semester of Grade 11 (called Year 12 in some private schools) entering final year of secondary school in September 2013. An overall average of 85% in your mid-semester grades is required.
o have a score of 85% or higher in English mid-semester grade this year.
• Applicant’s parent/guardian must agree to his/her participation in The Takatuf Scholars Programme should he/she offered a place.
Application Procedures
Applications must be submitted through the on-line application form available on the following link:
Dates are published each year on the following link:
Professor Kathryn Bindon, Director of the Programme