Baker Hughes Awarded Services Contract for Saudi Marjan Field

Baker Hughes Awarded Services Contract for Saudi Marjan Field

Wednesday, 5 September, 2018 - 08:00
Saudi Aramco awards Baker Hughes with services contract for Marjan oilfield. (Asharq Al-Awsat)
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Saudi Aramco awarded on Tuesday the first large-scope integrated services contract for its Marjan oilfield to Baker Hughes, a General Electric company (BHGE).

The oil field is the first of three major offshore expansions in Saudi Arabia and the company’s largest upstream development project this year.

The Marjan field was discovered in 1967, and its floating platform is the largest of Saudi Aramco’s. Its production amounts to 250 barrels of crude oil per day.

Under the contract’s terms, BHGE will provide drilling services, coiled tubing and drilling fluids engineering services in Marjan.

“The Marjan oil field 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 al-Qahtani, senior vice president of Upstream at Saudi Aramco.

“We are pleased to work with BHGE as a partner with proven offshore drilling strengths and technologies.”

Chairman, President and CEO of BHGE Lorenzo Simonelli, for his part, said: “We are honored to win the integrated services contract from Saudi Aramco, which highlights our strong performance track-record in Saudi offshore operations.”

“BHGE is a leader in providing offshore drilling, and we understand the requirements of our customers,” he added.

“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,” Simonelli further noted.

“All our solutions for Marjan are designed to achieve the best outcomes that meet Saudi Aramco’s goals,” he stressed.

BHGE will commence work this month with an aim to increase the field’s capacity. BHGE’s provision of drilling services will include logging-while-drilling, reservoir navigation services and rotary steerable services.

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