Saudi Aramco said it signed a contract with Halliburton for unconventional gas stimulation services to further improve the economics of Saudi Aramco’s unconventional resources program.
The contract, signed between Amin Nasser, president and CEO of Saudi Aramco and Jeffrey A. Miller, president and CEO of Halliburton, reflects Saudi Aramco’s pursuit of unconventional gas to serve domestic needs, offset local crude burning, provide feedstock for chemical industry development, and spur regional economic development in line with Vision 2030, the Kingdom’s national transformation program.
The new agreement will provide lump sum turnkey stimulation services which include major hydraulic fracturing and well intervention operations.
“Over the past three years, Saudi Aramco has made great strides in developing our unconventional resources program, with emphasis on unconventional gas as an important clean energy source for the Kingdom’s future,” said Nasser.
“Now, with this contract formalised with Halliburton, we enter the important next phase of achieving our gas expansion objectives. Halliburton has been a reliable provider of products, services and technologies to our company for many decades. We welcome their expertise in unconventional resources, and we have great confidence in our joint ability to achieve operational and cost efficiencies for this important growth area.”
Saudi Aramco’s unconventional resources program spans three areas of Saudi Arabia: North Arabia, South Ghawar and Jafurah/Rub’ Al-Khali.