| April 1982 - Petroleum Development Oman Exploration Topographical.
Responsible for oil exploration survey control throughout the
Sultanate of Oman. Most of the action during the summer of 1982 was
based in Marmul in Dhofar province. However surveys were conducted in
all areas south west of the coastal Mountains.
Each vehicle carried two spare tyres, steel sand ladders, had built in water
tanks, a supply of survey markers and cement for mixing concrete from the ubiquitous
surface gravel. Radios were carried capable of transmission throughout Oman.
Each vehicle had its identification number painted in black on white
surrounded by red on the tropical roof in case of an aerial search. In a quarter
of a million square kilometres of the Jiddat al Harasis and Rub al Khali - The
Empty Quarter, there was some comfort in
knowing that you might be found! No other vehicle was as reliable under such
conditions as the Land Rover, proven over many years in the harsh environment
of Oman, and the vehicles made it to camp every time. The Best 4x4xOman.