Saudi Arabia’s Aramco confident Khurais full output to resume by end-Sept

Saudi Arabia's Aramco confident Khurais full output to resume by end-Sept

Saudi Arabia’s Aramco is confident full production will resume by the end of September from Khurais, one of two oil sites attacked on Sept. 14, a company executive said on Friday.

Aramco is shipping equipment from the United States and Europe to rebuild the damaged facilities, Fahad Abdulkarim, Aramco’s general manager for the southern area oil operation, told reporters on a tour organised by the state company.

“We are confident we are going back to the full production we were at before the attack (on Khurais) by the end of September,” Abdulkarim said.

Repair work is under way, with cranes erected around two burnt-out stabilisation columns, which form part of oil-gas separation units, and melted pipes.

We are working 24/7,” Abdulkarim said. “This is a beehive.”

The Saudi defence ministry said on Wednesday that the Khurais facility was hit by four missiles.

Yemen’s Houthi group claimed responsibility for the attacks but a U.S. official said they originated from southwestern Iran.

Khurais produced 1.2 million barrels per day before the attack.