A new year and two new members for IOGP

Welcoming the world’s  biggest oil producer…

Saudi Aramco is the state-owned oil company of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and is the world’s largest oil and gas producer.   Average daily crude production is over 10 million barrels from reserves of 261 billion barrels.  Natural gas reserves are over 297 trillion standard cubic feet, with gas sales totalling just under 8 billion cubic feet per day.

In addition to operations in its home country, Saudi Aramco has subsidiaries and affiliates with global reach.  The company employs 65,000 people in its upstream, refining and chemicals businesses.  Together they are working to deliver on Saudi Aramco’s ‘core mission of reliably supplying energy to the Kingdom and the world’ and progressing ‘towards becoming the world’s leading integrated energy and chemicals enterprise, a top refiner and a creator of energy technologies.’

Saudi Aramco’s IOGP member representative is Chief Engineer Nabilah M. Al-Tunisi.

… and one of the oldest upstream service companies

 IOGP Executive Director Gordon Ballard welcomes Aker Solutions’ Chief Operating Officer Dean Watson.
 IOGP Executive Director Gordon Ballard welcomes Aker Solutions’ Chief Operating Officer Dean Watson.

Norway-based Aker Solutions traces its history back 175 years to a small mechanical workshop on Oslo’s Aker River.  Today, the company provides the oil and gas industry with engineering, design, production systems and services on a global basis.

To do this, Aker Solutions employs about 15,000 people in 20 countries.  As the company says, ‘Wherever we are in the world, we make sure to instil our high standards of safety and integrity in staff and suppliers.’

‘Promoting a sustainable oil and gas industry is key to our company vision,’ said Dean Watson, chief operating officer at Aker Solutions. ‘Joining IOGP allows us to collaborate with our customers, peers and other key E&P stakeholders to further this crucial effort.’

Vigleik Sexe, Senior Vice President HSSE, is the company’s IOGP member representative.


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