Offshore Expertise to Help Expand Output at Aramco’s Marjan Field

Offshore Expertise to Help Expand Output at Aramco’s Marjan Field

September 05, 2018 at 02:09pm

Dive beneath the warm waters of the Arabian Gulf, then dig deep under the muddy seafloor, and you’ll come to the large Marjan oil field. Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), will deploy its offshore expertise to help Saudi Aramco expand output of this important field.

In Saudi Aramco’s largest upstream development project this year, BHGE’s drilling services will include logging-while-drilling, reservoir navigation services, and rotary steerable services. 

The project is the first of three major offshore expansions for Saudi Aramco and the first large-scope offshore contract tendered by the company for integrated services.  

Aspects of the contract will draw on some elements of BHGE’s localized footprint. This Saudi footprint includes an assembly, maintenance & overhaul workshop, a drill-bits manufacturing facility that exports to over 40 countries; a completions and well intervention facility; and a pressure control facility that is BHGE’s largest and most advanced in the region, with manufacturing done entirely in the Kingdom.

Other local BHGE facilities include the Dhahran Technology Center that has over 15 R&D projects and has filed over 30 patents; an artificial lift facility that partners with 120 local suppliers; a turbomachinery processes and services facility; and one of the first and largest chemical blending plants in the Kingdom.

“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 only BHGE can deliver, which will make the operations seamless,” said Lorenzo Simonelli, Chairman, President and CEO of BHGE.

Read more stories here about how BHGE helps Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Middle East, North Africa, Turkey and India region by providing fullstream capabilities.

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