Saudi Aramco has awarded today the very first large-scope integrated services contract for its Marjan oilfield-- the initial of 3 significant overseas expansions in Saudi Arabia, and the business's largest upstream development task this year - to Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE). Under the agreement's terms, BHGE will give exploration services, curled tubing services as well as boring liquids engineering services in Marjan.
The work will certainly start this month with a purpose to increase the area's ability. BHGE's provision of drilling services will certainly consist logging-while-drilling, reservoir navigation services, and rotary steerable services.
Mohammed Y. Al Qahtani, Senior Vice President of Upstream at Saudi Aramco, said: “The Marjan oilfield is one of the major upstream developments this year that will contribute to the Kingdom’s oil production strengths, helping maintain capacity and meet domestic and global demand. We are pleased to work with BHGE as a partner with proven offshore drilling strengths and technologies.”
Lorenzo Simonelli, Chairman, Head Of State and CEO of BHGE, said: "We are honored to win the incorporated solutions agreement from Saudi Aramco, which highlights our strong performance track-record in Saudi overseas operations. BHGE is a leader in supplying overseas exploration, and also we understand the needs of our consumers. With a considerable number of wells, the Marjan growth needs tried and tested and efficient technology, matched by electronic proficiencies that BHGE can supply, which will make the operations seamless. All our remedies for Marjan are designed to attain the very best end results that meet Saudi Aramco's goals."
BHGE's localization footprint consists of a setting up, maintenance & overhaul workshop, a drill bits producing facility that exports to over 40 countries; a completions and also well treatment facility; a pressure control facility that is the largest as well as most progressed by BHGE in the area with the production done totally in the Kingdom; the Dhahran Modern Technology Center that has more than 15 R&D tasks and has submitted over 30 licenses; a man-made lift facility that partners with 120 local distributors; a turbomachinery procedures and services facility; and also among the initial as well as largest chemical mixing plants in the Kingdom.