Schlumberger broke ground last week on a new regional center focused on reliability and efficiency, marking the official start of construction of the center.
Located in Port Klang Free Zone, Selangor, the Schlumberger Asia Center for Reliability and Efficiency will be dedicated to advanced maintenance and servicing of drilling and wireline technologies for the Asia-Pacific region. Rajeev Sonthalia, president, Schlumberger Asia, hosted the groundbreaking ceremony attended by Datuk Phang Ah Tong, Deputy CEO II of Malaysia Investment Development Authority(MIDA), and guests representing oil companies, universities, local and national government and key suppliers.
“In support of our commitment to operational excellence, this center will bring innovative processes to the region to meet the expectations of our customers regarding service performance and equipment reliability,” said Sonthalia. “With the growth in Asian oil and gas activity, the location of the center, together with new capabilities in planning and distribution, will provide us with the operational efficiency and equipment reliability needed to meet the growing demand for our services.”
Scheduled for completion in early 2015, the 180,000 square-foot purpose-built center is expected to house approximately 100 people, combining local talent with international experience and expertise. The center will also play a central role in the roll-out of Schlumberger new technology and systems in the region.
Press Release, November 04, 2013