Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has awarded Weid Oil & Gas Pressure Control Dubai a three-year contract to provide in-country wellhead equipment and services to ADNOC Onshore from its API 6A manufacturing plant in Dubai.
As part of the agreement, Weir Oil & Gas engineers will provide 1,100 total surface landing systems manufactured in the UAE’s first and only API 6A wellhead manufacturing plant.
“This contract signals a substantial step forward that is perfectly aligned with our company’s recently announced In-Country Value (ICV) strategy designed to increase the company’s ICV contribution and strengthen our relationship with the UAE’s sector,” ADNOC noted in a statement announcing the agreement.
Weir's Centers of Engineerign Manufacuting Excellence in the UAE give it the proximity to quickly manufacture and distribute wellhead equipment to customers in the region.
“We are proud to support ADNOC’s ICV initiative as the only API certified wellhead manufacturer in the UAE able to meet ADNOC’s in-country value vision requirements," said said Gordon Cameron, president of Weir Oil & Gas, Pressure Control for the Eastern Hemisphere. "Under our agreement, production of all contracted wellhead equipment will be directly manufactured within the UAE.”
Localisation is a growing phenomenom in the region, as oil producing nations try to build local supply chains and develop local talent. Oman and Saudi Arabia are two other Gulf countries with a dedicated focus on localisation.