The move provides Aubin with both liquid and powder blending manufacturing capabilities in the Kingdom for the first time. It will maximise IKTVA (In Kingdom Total Value Add) product content and enhance the company’s local credentials whilst supporting larger regional and international service companies in the provision of locally manufactured products.
This new offering will complement Aubin’s capabilities in the United Arab Emirates, as the company looks to further increase its manufacturing presence in other Middle Eastern countries.
Aubin director Ray Stirton said: “This builds on our commitment to focus on improved service delivery and value creation for our Middle East customers and follows on from the establishment of our UAE entity in 2014. While we have been supplying our chemical solutions to the Saudi Arabian market for more than 25 years, the opening of a manufacturing capability here will really enhance our presence, support the IKTVA 2021 vision and enable us to respond much more quickly to customer requests.
“It will also provide a significant benefit to the major international service companies who currently have to import chemical products into the Kingdom, and strengthen our links locally through stringent checks on our local content levels.”
Industrial developments in Saudi Arabia and a growing acceptance of the benefits of chemical solutions over mechanical alternatives in well services, have led to an increased demand for Aubin’s stimulation and cementing solutions, particularly its acid matrix stimulation systems.
“The main driver for establishing a manufacturing capability in Saudi Arabia was to enhance our on going commitment to exceed customer requirements, but we are also excited by the potential for market growth. We are currently adding to our sales team to maximise our growth ambitions here,” said Mr Stirton.
“The Middle East is a very strong market for Aubin. We have a manufacturing capability in the UAE, we now have one in Saudi Arabia and we have plans for more manufacturing centres in the region to support the local and international oil and gas industries.”