Saudi Aramco awards BHGE integrated services contract for Marjan offshore oilfield
BHGE will provide drilling services, coiled tubing services and drilling fluids engineering services as part of the $15-billion project.
Saudi Aramco awarded today the first integrated services contract for its Marjan oilfield expansion to Baker Hughes (BHGE). BHGE will provide drilling services, coiled tubing services and drilling fluids engineering services for the expansion project, which is Saudi Aramco's largest upstream development this year.
"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," said Mohammed Y. Al Qahtani, senior vice president of Upstream at Saudi Aramco.
BHGE is slated to commerce work this month with the goal of increasing the field's capacity. It will provide services including logging-while-drilling, reservoir navigation services and rotary steerable services.
“We are honored to win the integrated services contract from Saudi Aramco, which highlights our strong performance track-record in Saudi offshore operations," Lorenzo Simonelli, Chairman, President and CEO of BHGE, said.
"BHGE is a leader in providing offshore drilling, and we understand the requirements of our customers. With a significant number of wells, the Marjan expansion requires proven and efficient technology, matched by digital competencies that BHGE can deliver, which will make the operations seamless. All our solutions for Marjan are designed to achieve the best outcomes that meet Saudi Aramco’s goals.”