Facility accelerates the production of next generation specialty chemical solutions and supports in-Kingdom innovation
Halliburton recently celebrated the opening of the Halliburton Chemical Reaction Plant – the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia to manufacture a broad range of chemicals for the entire oil and gas value chain as well as many other industries.
The facility expands Halliburton’s manufacturing footprint in the Eastern Hemisphere and strengthens and accelerates its ability to serve the chemical needs of Middle East customers, the company said in a press communique.
“This world-class plant is part of our more than US$ 1bn commitment to Saudi Arabia over the past ten years. It further increases our in-country presence and supports the In Kingdom Total Value Add program by providing new opportunities to local suppliers, vendors, other manufacturing partners, and the local workforce,” commented Jeff Miller, Chairman, President, and CEO, Halliburton.
In addition to manufacturing, the facility allows Halliburton to expand its specialty chemicals research and applications for oilfield stimulation and production. Also, Halliburton now can better serve the region’s industrial water and process treatment markets, including refineries, petrochemical plants, and other heavy industrial operations.
“The new downstream industries envisioned for PlasChem Park are vital for the future of the Kingdom’s chemicals and petrochemicals industry. The inauguration of the Halliburton Chemical Reaction Plant will help realize the Kingdom’s Downstream Initiative, combining global expertise with the special chemicals that Sadara produces,” remarked Dr. Faisal Al-Faqeer. CEO, Sadara Chemical Company.
The facility opens contract manufacturing and tolling opportunities to support Saudi agriculture, mining, personal care and other industries. Located at the PlasChem Park in Jubail, the plant advances Halliburton’s growing presence and commitment to provide enhanced research and development and technical solutions to the local market. Halliburton formally opened its chemical reaction plant with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Other dignitaries present included Saudi Aramco Vice President of Unconventional Resources, Khalid Al-Abdulqader; Saudi Aramco Vice President of Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Mohammad Al Shammary; Royal Commission CEO, Dr. Ahmed Al-Hussain; Saudi Aramco Senior Vice President of Upstream, Nasir Al-Naimi; Saudi Aramco Executive Director of Petroleum Engineering & Development, Waleed Al-Mulhim and Saudi Aramco Vice President of Drilling & Workover AbdulHameed Al-Rushaid.