Saudi Aramco hosts site visit to attack sites at Khurais and Abqaiq facilities

Saudi Aramco hosts site visit to attack sites at Khurais and Abqaiq facilities
Published: 21 September 2019 - 4:15 a.m.
By: Carla Sertin

Saudi Aramco organised a comprehensive media tour for more than 80 international, regional and local journalists representing various top tier media organizations at two of its oil & gas processing facilities which were attacked one week ago.

The media tour involved visits to the attack sites in Khurais and Abqaiq where the media delegation were given a first-hand look at the damaged components of the facilities.

Saudi Aramco organised the tour to brief the media delegation on its response and resilience in the face of the attacks which shows its preparedness in terms of crisis and emergency management plan. The courage, dedication and proficiency of Saudi Aramco employees who responded to the crisis also prevented injuries.

Employees of Khurais and Abqaiq present at the tour also reiterated to journalists what Saudi Aramco’s president and CEO Amin H. Nasser has stated regarding the company’s rapid and creative efforts to restore its production capacity in record time following the attacks.

Production at Khurais resumed within 24 hours of the attack; Abqaiq production resumed to 2mn barrels per day soon after, and production of 5.7mn barrels per day will be restored by the end of September. Saudi Aramco was also able to ensure that no shipments to its international customers has been missed or canceled as a result of the attacks.

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