KCA Deutag has announced that it has completed its combination with the Omani and Saudi Arabian businesses of Dalma Energy.
As a result of this acquisition KCA Deutag is now one of the largest owners and operators of drilling rigs in the Middle East, with 46 land rigs in the region out of a total of 83 rigs owned and operated by KCA Deutag globally.
In addition to its land drilling operation, the KCA Deutag group has its offshore, RDS and Bentec business units. RDS is an international rig engineering specialist, while Bentec manufactures land rigs and oilfield equipment.
Norrie McKay, CEO of KCA Deutag said: “Today is a major milestone in KCA Deutag’s long history and a fundamental part of our strategy as we look to grow our business, either organically or by acquisition, in those markets where we see substantial growth opportunities. I am therefore delighted to welcome our new Dalma colleagues to the KCA Deutag group as we enter an exciting new chapter for our business.”
KCA Deutag operates in 20 countries employing people in Africa, Europe, Russia, the Middle East, the Caspian Sea, South East Asia and Canada.
The firm’s corporate headquarters are in Aberdeen where the land, offshore and RDS divisions operate from. Bentec is headquartered at its manufacturing facility in Bad Bentheim, Germany.
Dalma Energy is based in Oman.