Saudi Aramco inks 10 agreements with Russian companies

Saudi Aramco inks 10 agreements with Russian companies
Published: 15 October 2019 - 5:15 a.m.
By: Carla Sertin

Saudi Aramco has signed 10 agreements with Russian companies at the Saudi-Russian CEO Forum in Riyadh, as part of the state visit of the Russian President Vladimir Putin.

After the CEO Forum, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Russia's President Vladimir Putin alongside Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, oversaw the signing of a confirmation agreement between Saudi Aramco, the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia (PIF), the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Rusnano to enter into a Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) to acquire Rusnano’s 30.76% share in Novomet, a leading Russian service provider and manufacturer of high-tech electrical submersible pumps. The deal is expected to close early next year, subject to regulatory approvals and closing conditions.

"Today‘s agreement is expected to enable future investments in both Saudi Arabia and Russia that come under the framework of the Saudi - Russian Energy Co-investment Platform through Saudi Aramco, PIF and RDIF, targeting to promote investments in the energy sector in both Saudi Arabia and Russia," Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser said. "We look forward to expanding our mutual interests in the energy sector through this important co-investment platform with Russian companies."

Saudi Aramco also entered into nine Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with major Russian companies as part of Saudi Aramco’s upstream strategy, which were signed with the following Russian companies:

Gazprom Neft

An MOU between Saudi Aramco and Gazprom Neft. The agreement aims to exchange technical knowledge for oil applications and identify mutual technical studies of interest to both companies.

Angara Service

An MOU between Saudi Aramco and Angara Service for special chemicals and cleaning services with existing service providers to Saudi Aramco’s oil refineries and production sites.

Chelpipe

An MOU between Saudi Aramco and Chelpipe to localize production of ball valves in Saudi Arabia through a joint venture with a local partner.

Galen

An MOU between Saudi Aramco and Galen to localize fiberglass rebar.

Integra

An MOU between Saudi Aramco and Integra for a manufacturing facility for downhole drilling motors, drilling tools and bottom hole assembly (BHA) components.

NKT

An MOU between Saudi Aramco and NKT for submersible cable lines protectors.

Technovek

An MOU between Saudi Aramco and Technovek for equipment and parts for wellhead equipment.

PAO “TMK”

An MOU between Saudi Aramco and PAO “TMK” for Line Pipe and OCTG components such as drilling, casing and tubing material.

Intratool

An MOU between Saudi Aramco and Intratool to localize hot tapping, line stopping split tees, and repair features.

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