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Schlumberger opens Saudi Arabia manufacturing centre

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Schlumberger has opened a manufacturing centre in King Salman Energy Park (SPARK), Saudi Arabia, that will manufacture well completions technologies including liner hangers and packers and isolation valve technologies, such as GROVE valves and ORBIT rising stem ball valves, to help improve the efficiency of oil and gas operations in the Kingdom and neighbouring countries.

The first phase of the manufacturing centre, which comprises 105 000 m2, will create more than 200 new jobs over the next few years and develop a highly skilled manufacturing and supply chain workforce for oil and gas products and services within the region.

The official ceremony was hosted by Schlumberger CEO, Olivier Le Peuch, Schlumberger EVP Operations, Khaled Al Mogharbel, and Schlumberger Chief Technology Officer, Demosthenis Pafitis, in the presence of Saudi Aramco Upstream Senior Vice President, Mohammed Al Qahtani, and other key stakeholders.

“We are delighted with Schlumberger’s inauguration of its manufacturing centre and congratulate them on playing a very important anchor role at the King Salman Energy Park. This centre and SPARK will accelerate solutions across the value-chain for the Saudi Energy Sector that will create opportunities for Saudi men and women in a sustainable way for many generations to come,” said Mohammed Al Qahtani, upstream senior vice president, Saudi Aramco.

“It is with pride that we announce the inauguration of the Schlumberger Manufacturing Center in King Salman Energy Park. As the first upstream services company to establish a manufacturing centre in SPARK, we are enabling an agile fit-for-basin capability that links research, product development and now manufacturing to the needs of the Saudi Arabian market,” said Ziad Jeha, president Saudi Arabia & Bahrain, Schlumberger.

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