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Arabian Rig Manufacturing

Gene DOWNEY

CEO

ARABIAN RIG MANUFACTURING

ARM is currently the largest state-of-the-art rig manufacturing, drilling equipment and aftermarket service and repair facility in the world.
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Arabian Rig Manufacturing In Figures

Facility size:500,000 square metres

10-year rig building target:100

Located in Ras Al Khair, Arabian Rig Manufacturing (ARM) is a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and NOV that combines the exploration and production capabilities of Aramco and the technology and manufacturing expertise of NOV. The company manufactures complete land rigs, rig equipment and offshore drilling packages.

ARM’s integrated facility is the largest of its kind worldwide and includes:

  • Two-story office block
  • Climate-controlled machine shop
  • Aftermarket repair shop
  • Blast and paint building
  • Rig pad
  • Warehouse with cold room
  • Fabrication shop
  • Training centre

This integrated facility allows the company to build 10 land rigs per year, including 1,500-hp, 2,000-hp and 3,000-hp rigs.

ARM’s aim is to introduce world-class manufacturing to Saudi Arabia, and it represents the anchor manufacturing project for the country. The company delivered its first three rigs in 2023 and aims to produce 100 rigs in the next 10 years, 50 for SANAD and another 50 for several drilling contractors. Its successful localisation of manufacturing supports the three pillars of the Saudi Vision 2030: a vibrant society, a thriving economy and an ambitious nation.

Arabian Rig Manufacturing News and Interviews

The Energy Year Saudi Arabia 2023 Launch and Awards Ceremony
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Saudi Arabia - November 13, 2023

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Saudi Arabia - November 09, 2023

Ghassan Mirdad, CEO of Arabian Drilling, talks to The Energy Year about Saudi oil and gas drilling contractors’ preparedness for the surge in rig demand and the…

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Saudi Arabia - September 13, 2023

Gene Downey, CEO of Arabian Rig Manufacturing (ARM), and Etienne Lichaa, vice-president of ARM, talk to The Energy Year about the role the company plays in Saudi…

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Saudi Arabia - August 24, 2023

Mohamed Hegazi, CEO of ARO Drilling, talks to The Energy Year about Saudi Arabia’s exponential growth track and how the drilling sector has prepared to increase its…

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Saudi Arabia - October 17, 2023

Ghassan Mirdad, CEO of Arabian Drilling Company, talks to The Energy Year about Saudi oil and gas drilling contractors’ preparedness for the surge in rig demand and…

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