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Consulting, MEP with O&M

Innovative Oil & Gas is a combination of long established oil field service companies. Our wide range of customized services enables our customers to choose packages & services with the support and operational programs required to meet their unique needs. At Innovative we combine our insights and skills to design lower cost and a lower carbon footprint.


Group companies

Ras Al Hamra Group of Companies is a leading provider of specialized manpower to Oil & Gas companies in 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 specializes in robust sustainable thermal related processes for the heavy oil fields and geothermal industry. New systems include 24/7 solar steam generators and zero energy input geo- brine, REM extraction systems.

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The bulk of IO&G’s hands-on experience, beginning in 1980, came from the heavy oil fields of US, Mexico, Canada          and Eastern Europe

The IO&G JV was formed by the RAH group in 2016 to provide unconventional, innovative, lower cost oil field services linking in-house expertise & experience with new technology. IO&G provides innovative proven technologies and localized equipment manufacturing capabilities.

We have a significant  physical presence in the MENA region which provides a key market advantage. Our headquarters are based in Muscat, Oman. We offer ''same time zone" services for faster trouble shooting and deployment. This is where the partners of IO&G’s global process expertise and practical oilfield application experience really comes into play.

Our first contract in the MENA region was in 2003, providing the design and construction of the steam hardware for the southern Omani oil fields in Mukhaizna. We then expanded to Amal & Thayfut oil fields and at the same time into northern Kuwait.

As present day unconventional oil producers maintain and grow their operations, they are demanding safer, more efficient processes and treatment systems that can cut down on operational costs and carbon footprints, in comparison to the conventional systems in place now.

At IO&G we prioritize the selection of the right technique for your geographical location to achieve a high in-country value. We strive to design in such a way that the maintenance support can mostly come from the local & regional supply chain and expertise found in the skill sets of the national population. We pay particular attention to local market driven specifications. We strive to get them correct in the beginning and pro-actively designe-out issues at an early stage.  

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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, crude oil production, well testing, environmental remediation and waste 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.

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