February 27, 2020

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Schlumberger Unveils New Manufacturing Facility

Oilfield services and equipment firm Schlumberger recently held an event to mark the inauguration of a new manufacturing center in King Salman Energy Park (SPARK) that will support Saudi Aramco’s In-Kingdom Total Value Add (IKTVA) program and oil and gas operations in the Middle East region, a company release announced this week. 

The 105,000-sq-m manufacturing center will produce a range of products, including liner hangers and packers and valve technologies. About 200 new jobs are expected to be created as a result of the project. 

“It is with pride that we announce the inauguration of the Schlumberger Manufacturing Center in King Salman Energy Park,” Ziad Jeha, president Saudi Arabia & Bahrain for Schlumberger, said in the release. “As the first upstream services company to establish a manufacturing center 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.”

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Schlumberger Chief Executive Officer Olivier Le Peuch, EVP Operations Khaled Al Mogharbel, and Chief Technology Officer Demosthenis Pafitis and other stakeholders attended the official inauguration ceremony, along with representatives from Saudi Aramco

“We are delighted with Schlumberger’s inauguration of its manufacturing center and we congratulate them on playing a very important anchor role at the King Salman Energy Park,” said Mohammed Al Qahtani, upstream senior vice president for Saudi Aramco, in a statement. “This center 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 generations to come.”

Also this month, Powder & Bulk Solids reported that Air Products held an event to mark the beginning of construction on a new Air Products Qudra industrial gases hub “megaproject” in the Jubail Industrial City in Jubail, Saudi Arabia. The industrial gases firm is making a “significant investment” to construct and operate a new steam methane reformer (SMR) for the production of hydrogen, an air separation unit (ASU) for nitrogen and oxygen, and hydrogen pressure swing adsorption (PSA) units that will reclaim hydrogen from off gases. 

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