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, which offer superior operational performance and reliability. 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: “We are pleased to have acquired rig equipment from Kenera for our projects in Saudi Arabia. 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.”
Omar Mousa, VP – Services, Kenera, commented: “Establishing Kenera’s facility in Saudi Arabia earlier this year has enabled us to build upon our existing customer relationships, focusing on our in-country delivery, support and value-add. This recent and repeat order from Arabian Drilling is testament to the proven quality of our rig technology and the performance and dedication of our local teams as they deliver commissioning and aftermarket support locally from our service centre in Dammam.”