Middle-east Arab News Opinion | Asharq Al-awsat

Saudi Aramco, France's Air Liquide in nitrogen deal - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
Select Page

KHOBAR, (Reuters) – French industrial gases group Air Liquide signed on Saturday a long-term agreement to supply nitrogen to state oil giant Saudi Aramco.

Under the 20-year deal, the French firm will supply at least 5 million standard cubic feet per day of nitrogen to support sea water injection in Aramco’s oilfields, officials from Aramco and Air Liquide said during a signing ceremony.

It would also supply liquid nitrogen to Saudi Aramco facilities.

Nitrogen removes oxygen from sea water which is injected into the reservoir to maintain the well potential.

The value of the agreement was not disclosed and no details were provided as to which oilfields would be targeted.

Air Liquide would also build an interface inside sea water injection facilities as well as an air separation plant in Qurayyah, south of the eastern city of Khobar. Construction work would take 18 months to be completed.

The company won the deal after a bidding process.

Air Liquide signed a contract with Aramco in September to supply hydrogen to the new 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) refinery in Yanbu, on the Red Sea coast of the world’s largest oil exporter Saudi Arabia.

Asharq Al-Awsat

Asharq Al-Awsat

Asharq Al-Awsat is the world’s premier pan-Arab daily newspaper, printed simultaneously each day on four continents in 14 cities. Launched in London in 1978, Asharq Al-Awsat has established itself as the decisive publication on pan-Arab and international affairs, offering its readers in-depth analysis and exclusive editorials, as well as the most comprehensive coverage of the entire Arab world.

More Posts

Follow Me:
FacebookGoogle PlusYouTube