Oman Oil and Gas Exhibition Centre, Muscat

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Oman Oil and Gas Exhibition Centre is a museum, located on Seih Al Maleh Street, Al-Qurum, Muscat, Oman.

The museum was established 1995 as a donation from Petroleum Development Oman (PDO). The museum is an interactive journey exploring the discovery, extraction and use of fossil fuels in Oman.
Adjacent to the centre is the PDO Planetarium, built in 2000.
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  • Was pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable this exhibition centre was. Floor markings guide you through the centre to follow the stages of oil and gas production. Interactive exhibits include videos.....  more »
  • There is no entry fee to this place. Knowledge for free!!! This place explains broadly what happens with oil and gas produced by showing the principle of refining and some of the products derived...  more »
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  • If geology, economics, commerce, chemistry, environmental sustainability, engineering, energy, or politics interest you, you will like this place. There is something here for everyone. The exhibits are high-quality, interactive, and diverse in their approach. For example, there are signs for reading, games to play, movies to watch, interactive objects to touch and manipulate. The museum is incredibly informative and very well-done overall. My one criticism is that while the museum touches on what the DPO is doing to enhance sustainability in terms of groundwater pollution, it does not really touch on the main harm caused by oil and gas production- greenhouse gas emission. It would have been better if the museum had had one more section that looked toward the future and discussed the horizon of alternative energy sources.
  • The museum was open until 15:30. The same building hosts the museum on renewables - both museums are very well curated with many "action items" to play around with, e.g. "fuelling" a barrel at a station to see how much oil Oman is extracting per year, moving fans and light to "fuel" the Energy-Tower with renewable energy, etc. Although some items seemed to be out of order, it was fun to try out the other items and learn about different ways of energy, its extraction, pros and cons, etc.

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