The UK-based chemical solutions provider Aubin Group, has announced that it has opened a chemical manufacturing capability in Saudi Arabia to enhance product delivery and support, to local and international oil and gas markets.
The new unit will allow Aubin to provide liquid and power blending manufacturing capabilities in Saudi for the first time, said the official statement. The capability will also maximise the In Kingdom Total Value Add (IKTVA) product content and enhance the company’s local credentials while supporting larger regional and international service companies in the provision of locally manufactured products, the statement also communicated.
Ray Stirton, director at Aubin 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.”
He mentioned that the company has been supplying chemical solutions to the Saudi Arabian market for more than 25 years but opening a manufacturing capability in the Kingdom will really enhance their presence, support the IKTVA 2021 vision and enable them 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,” he added.
The press release stated that 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 ongoing 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 Stirton.
He added that the Middle East is a very strong market for Aubin and emphasised on their mission, which is expanding to other Middle Eastern countries.
“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.”