US-based GE Oil & Gas has been awarded a contract by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) for the supply of pump equipment to the sultanate’s largest oil producer.

GE Oil & Gas, along with its local partner Edgo, will provide integrated reciprocating rod pump (RRP) equipment and related services from the second quarter of 2016.

“Historically, we have sourced individual RRP components from individual manufacturers and had to rely on various contractors for its installation and maintenance,” said a PDO spokesman. “This contract marks the first-ever integrated approach in the installation and service of RRP systems.”

GE Oil & Gas will provide equipment including Lufkin C912, C1280 Beam Pumps, and Lufkin Automation Products, as well as preventive and corrective maintenance for a number of inherited RRP systems.

PDO is a joint venture of the Oman government, Shell, Total and Portugal’s Partex.