Awards 2016: Weatherford wins Oil Field Services

The Houston-based giant has won the coveted title of best oilfield services company at the Oil & Gas Middle East and Refining & Petrochemicals Middle East Awards 2016 in lieu of its recent contract wins and quality work on regional projects

Mohammed El-Komy, country product line manager for the UAE – Drilling Services at Weatherford receiving the trophy from Ian Stokes, group publishing director at ITP Publishing Group on October 5th in Abu Dhabi.
Mohammed El-Komy, country product line manager for the UAE – Drilling Services at Weatherford receiving the trophy from Ian Stokes, group publishing director at ITP Publishing Group on October 5th in Abu Dhabi.

In the category of ‘Oil Field Services Company of the Year’, which saw a hard-fought contest between global majors and local players, Weatherford International has emerged victorious.

The Houston-based giant, which has been engaged with the regional oil and gas industry for about four decades now, has won the coveted title of best oilfield services company in lieu of its recent contract wins and quality work on regional projects.

The jury was of the opinion that Weatherford’s digitilisation drive “clearly stands out”; something for which they have also been recognised in the past.

A jury member correctly pointed out that the company was “recognised at ADIPEC 2015 as the best oilfield services company; focusses on digital oil fields and the cloud computing era; plus has bagged recent contract awards.”

“This (award) is something which we are feeling proud of,” Mohammed El-Komy, country product line manager for the UAE – Drilling Services at Weatherford, said while firmly clutching the trophy with his hands. “This is not the first time (that Weatherford has been lauded). If you need to continue like this, you need to sustain the same performance,” he said.

When asked about what he feels impressed the judges about Weatherford’s work, El-Komy said: “(Our) service delivery; we deliver very good service to the companies. Mainly if we can talk here about the UAE, since we have a facility here, we can facilitate a lot of things for the customers.”

The competition between the Texan oilfield services multinationals was also reflected in the race for this award category, as Schlumberger was highly commended by the judges for its work in the region.

One of the judges felt Schlumberger “appears to be strategising for growth in this state of downturn, which is commendable.”

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