Aramco is sending equipment from the United States and Europe to rebuild damaged facilities, Fahad Abdulkarim, Aramco’s general manager for the southern area’s oil operation, told reporters on a tour organized by the state-owned company.
Abdulkarim said that “We are confident that we are returning to the full production we were before the attack by the end of September.”
Saudi Aramco is confident that full production will resume by the end of September from Khurais, one of the two oilfields attacked on September 14, a company executive said Friday.
Reuters reporters have been shown ongoing repair work, with cranes mounted around two stabilized burned columns, which form part of the oil and gas separation units and fused pipes.
Two other oil and gas separation units were also hit and the pipeline network was filled with hundreds of holes.
Abdulkarim said we are working 24/7, and that “this is a beehive”.
The Saudi defense ministry said Wednesday that the Khurais facility was hit by four missiles.
The ministry said 18 drones and three rockets were dropped on Abqaiq, the world’s largest oil refining facility. Missiles aimed at Abqaiq fell short.
Yemen’s Houthi group claimed responsibility for the attacks but a US official said they originated in southwestern Iran.
Closing 5.7 million ppd in Khurais production produced 1.2 million barrels per day before the attack. The attacks nearly halved the kingdom’s output./Investing.com