Saudi Aramco yesterday (Friday, September 20) organized a comprehensive media tour for more than 80 international, regional and local journalists representing various top tier media organizations at two of its oil & gas processing facilities which were attacked one week ago.
The media tour involved visits to the attack sites in Khurais and Abqaiq where the media delegation were given a first-hand look at the damaged components of the facilities.
The tour enabled Saudi Aramco to brief the media delegation on its rapid response and resilience in the face of the attacks which shows its preparedness in terms of crisis and emergency management plan. The courage, dedication and proficiency of Saudi Aramco employees who responded to the crisis also prevented injuries.
Employees of Khurais and Abqaiq present at the tour also reiterated to journalists what Saudi Aramco’s President and Chief Executive Amin H. Nasser has stated regarding the company’s rapid and creative efforts to restore its production capacity in record time following the attacks.
Production at Khurais resumed within 24 hours of the attack; Abqaiq production resumed to 2 million barrels per day soon after, and production of 5.7 million barrels per day will be restored by the end of September. Saudi Aramco was also able to ensure that not a single shipment to its international customers has been missed or canceled as a result of the attacks, and the Company will continue to fulfil its mission of providing the energy the Kingdom and the world needs.