Innovative Oil & Gas is a combination of long established oil field service companies, not contractually aligned with a large manufacturer. We have the liberty and flexibility to choose a combination of solutions. In this way, our wide range of customized services lets our customers choose the package of services and support required to meet their unique needs. At Innovative, we combine our insights and skills to transform your processes and strategies.


Our group companies

Ras Al Hamra Group of Companies is a leading provider of specialized manpower to Oil & Gas companies within Oman and throughout the Middle East. 
RAH Groups annual revenues are in excess of US$100 million. Over 1050 employees are employed in the RAH Group.
Operation Excellence LLC. offers specialized engineering services & HSE with technical safety consultancy. IO&G's expertise came to Oman from the USA in 2002 and specializes in robust sustainable processes for the heavy oil fields. Future plans include 24/7 solar steam systems.

Untitled frenel.png



Innovative Oil and Gas LLC. (IO&G) is a new joint venture with Ops-Excellence & the Ras Al Hamra Oil & Gas group.

IOG delivers low cost solutions with experienced hands-on knowledge to furnish, maintain & operate various thermal Oil & Gas services:

  • “Second Generation” of EOR and industrial high-pressure de-mineralized steam generators. The game changing HOSS™ all-in-one steam generator that makes steam directly from produced water or other wastewater sources, such as STP or RO reject. No additional water pre-treatment plant = a less complex system, at a much lower cost to rent / purchase, operate & maintain.

  • Hot flow back portable testing equipment; 260 C @ 35 bar, portable 3 phase phase well testing with an integrated gas separation & flaring kit.  

  • Well surveillance and maintenance programs. Echo fluid levels & well dynamometer analysis.

  • Portable self-contained field laboratories for on site same day crude oil & water analysis.

  • Flush back services, hot oil & hot water injection and portable well stimulation packages.

  • Advance production systems designed for heavy crude, primary separation & transportation.

  • Sour, gas & water sweetening processes for removal, conditioning & / or disposal. 

  • Produced water treatment, wastewater processing & transportation.

  • Modularized RO plants / water filtration & dehydration / with oil or solids separation water treatment plants with portable large volume storage tanks.

  • Chemical EOR, process support and chemicals supply.

  • Sub-surface, 3-D monitoring providing real-time data & visualization for steam and other fluids or gases. Available in 2017.

IOG and the new local team is supported by Oil & Gas research labs in Australia “CSIRO”, The Saskatchewan Research Council of Canada, NREL / LLNL in the USA which builds on our strength and experience in all aspects of heavy oil production & EOR. We are capable of meeting the challenges of the new oil price era, maintaining exceptionally high ICV.

Get in Touch

Michael Schonewald
Managing Director
Over 25 years experience in Project Management, Operational and Integrity Management for both upstream and downstream E&P companies. Experienced in EOR High Integrity, harsh environment, offshore and new technology (eg FLNG) projects.Worked in various locations around the world including UK, Europe, USA, Russia and Middle and Far East.Acted as contract manager for a wide range high technically complex contacts, including national security, and managing international and multi cultural teams. Relocated to Oman in 2006


Hank J. Sowers
Technical Director
Over 35 years practical commercial experience in the oil-field steaming and drilling industry and has been applying steam-related technologies for over 40 years.  He has owned and operated a wide variety of steam generation, air quality control, and surface water treatment systems. Hank’s companies have provided services to major and independent environmental, oil and energy companies throughout the world. Mr. Sowers has hands on experience with all aspects of business, project management, process operations and equipment design.



Contact us and find how our services can benefit your company.


Thanks for submitting!