SPS Chair, Andrew Stevenson visited Oman in November to attend a series of meetings. There was a meeting with HE Salim Al Aufi, the Oil and Gas Minister as well as Shell, BP, Occidental, PDO and CCED. It is hoped that it will be possible to initiate a Field Trial in Oman as a result of these meetings. Oman has a large programme of pipeline development and strong links with the UK. There was considerable help provided for these meetings by the British Embassy in Oman and the Trade Envoy, Lord Astor.