Kenera secures contract for “major” Saudi Arabian drilling project from Arabian Drilling

November 07, 2023

(WO) – Kenera has secured a contract to deliver five top drives and five iron roughnecks to Arabian Drilling for new build rigs to operate on a major project in Saudi Arabia.

This order follows a previous contract for five top drives awarded in September and further increases the installed base in the Middle East while highlighting Kenera’s commitment to providing technology and drilling solutions to major rig operators in the region.

Delivery of the contract includes the design and manufacture of top drives from Kenera’s rig equipment business, Bentec. With its proprietary software, the Bentec top drive optimizes the drilling process and ultimately reduces well delivery times. Arabian Drilling will also benefit from remote monitoring and troubleshooting provided through Bentec’s digital service platform rigCARE™.

The contract bolsters the long-standing relationship between Kenera, as the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), and Arabian Drilling that enhances drilling operations performance through the application of key rig technologies.

Stephane Moynet, Chief Operating Officer, Arabian Drilling, commented, “This collaboration with Kenera aligns with our unwavering commitment to service delivery excellence. We appreciate Kenera's track record of delivering products and services that will participate in enhancing our operations, along with their experienced in-country teams dedicated to supporting our operations in the Kingdom.”



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