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AIMS International, a leading oil and gas services company based in Saudi Arabia, plans to start manufacturing of oil and gas related products soon. The company is in the final stages of launching its corrosion division which will cover areas of design, supply, engineering, installation, monitoring and inspection of cathodic protection products of various projects.

"Our plan is to introduce more chemical products and expand our logistical support fleet. Additionally, we will continue working on our ongoing projects and expand our business into the GCC and neighbouring countries," says Khulgan Al Barry, president and CEO, Aims International.

With his extensive experience in the oil and gas field, especially in the drilling sector, Al Barry has succeeded to boost the business at Aims International by establishing the new business line of oil and gas services, and managed to add new technologies in the petroleum industry.

Established as a wholly owned Saudi company in 2005 in Saudi Arabia Al- Khobar, Prince Fawaz Street, Aims provides comprehensive services to the government and private establishments in oil and gas, petrochemical, industrial and civilian sectors. Today, it has over 400 employees and facilities in Dammam, Al Khobar, Jubail and Rabigh.

"Our comprehensive assets, operational procedures, proactive maintenance, and health, safety and environment guidelines have virtually proven our edge with our competitors and equally important is the trust of our clients vested in us based upon our technical capabilities, range of services and experience," says Al Barry.

The company says business has been good, and it has been the least affected by the economic downturn. "We have been least affected by the economic downturn because we were engaged in on-going projects with the market majors as a service provider, especially in logistical support, safety and security," reasons Al Barry.

One of the key factors that has made Aims a leading solutions provider is its determination to provide cutting edge technologies and solutions whose value far exceeds their costs. "Our focus on every project is to develop and secure company's commitment to implement real-world solutions that produce the greatest return of investment to our clients -- regardless of size or complexity of their requirements or the challenges and opportunities they are facing," says Al Barry.

Aims' firefighting crew in PetroRabigh

At Aims, we are committed to provide products, services, and solutions that fulfill the needs of our clients while adhering to our goal of safety, health, and environmental guiding principles. Aims is committed to build a strong and beneficial relationship with clients, business partners, and societies and communities in countries and regions in which we work, he adds.

Aims is continually developing professional strategic alliances with the best international companies from around the world.

"We are striving for excellence by capturing the newest technologies from around the world to introduce it to the local market accompanied with our local knowledge to meet our clients' satisfaction. We plan to be a solutions provider rather than being a service provider by combining diverse services and technologies under one umbrella," adds Al Barry.

Aims is a company with diversified activities and products mainly in the transport, safety, security, oil and gas transport areas having a top of the line large fleet of trucks, heavy and light equipment, buses, security vehicles, ambulances and firefighting trucks.

It provides logistical support to the market majors including companies like Saudi Aramco, Sabic and PetroRabigh. "We are engaged in a long form contract with Sabic-Hadid, carrying their products from Jubail kingdom wide in addition to GCC and neighbouring countries," says Al Barry.

"At PetroRabigh, we provide heavy equipment, VIP bus services, security vehicles and a team player in the firefighting station management as well as the equipment supply," he adds.

Aims has successfully managed to build up three joint ventures in safety training, security and geological services as follows:

AIMS-SMTC Training Centre: AIMS -- SMTC Saudi Arabia is a joint collaboration between SMTC Global group and AIMS International, located at the Dammam-Al Khobar highway. AIMS-SMTC Saudi Arabia's forte is to design and deliver competence based safety courses to the oil and gas industry in Saudi Arabia.

Since June 2007, AIMS-SMTC Saudi Arabia has been conducting various safety courses for more than 7,300 trainees, such as Boset, rigging and slinging, forklift truck driving, defensive driving, first aid and basic fire fighting to Saudi Aramco's drilling contractors and service providers like Halliburton, Saipem, RDC Arabia, Namors Arabia. AIMS-SMTC Saudi Arabia is now duly accredited to offer the IADC's rig pass courses (onshore/offshore safety orientation) in the kingdom.

"Our permanent training facility in Al Khobar is now an Opito's approved training and assessment centre offering Opito approved emergency response courses such as Bosiet and FOET.

Our safety training approach is essentially two-pronged; first to impart safety culture, knowledge and skills to prevent an incident from happening and secondly in the event that an incident should happen, these personnel need to confidently and competently respond/control the incident without loss of lives, damage to properties and environment," adds Al Barry.

Britam Arabia: Britam Arabia was incorporated as a joint venture between UK based Britam Defence and Aims International to provide a wide range of security, emergency response and health and safety solutions for its customers in the kingdom.

"Our company has achieved an enviable reputation in Saudi Arabia as an independent minded provider of objective security, emergency response services and HSE solutions, and City and Guilds accredited training courses. We have successfully delivered accredited specialised training courses to Saudi Aramco and provided firefighting services to PetroRabigh."

Aims-Actual Geology: It's a joint venture with a Russian company, which can identify an active petroleum system in the exploration area, generate unique non-seismic leads for further geological and seismic evaluation and identify 'sweet spots'.

"Our methods are non-invasive and have a minimal environmental impact. Our main objective is localisation and delineation of "sweet spots" for exploration, prospecting, development of the new oil and gas reservoirs and re-development of existing ones. We offer integrated exploration strategy by detecting occurrences of hydrocarbons' by-products, such as helium, which can serve as indicators to the location of undiscovered oil and gas accumulations," explains Al Barry.

In addition to the mentioned joint ventures, Aims is the sole agent of the following companies: Sheenstone PDC Drill Bits: It's a professionally managed company specialising in manufacturing diamond drilling products for the oil and gas industry.

OES Oilfield Services Group: The group provides a comprehensive inspection and audit service that covers project management, dropped object surveys, infrared thermographic surveys (IRT), vibration analysis, ex surveys, light (Lux) surveys, acoustic emission surveys, Derrick services, audit and commissioning services and specialties such as rope access and structural steel projects to Saudi Aramco contractors.

MCS: It develops information solutions for the oil and gas industry. MCS supplies the software, hardware, and experienced personnel outsourcing for various fields in the petroleum industry.

SunRui Corrosion and Fouling Control Company: A leader in the field of corrosion and fouling control technology, the company focuses on providing high quality services, design, manufacture, engineering and general project contracting of corrosion and fouling control technology as well as products such as sacrificial anodes (aluminum alloy anodes, zinc alloy anodes which are both Saudi Aramco approved and magnesium alloy anodes) in addition to impressed current cathodic protection products (transform-rectifier, auxiliary anodes, reference electrode).

Dezhou Shelf Oil Tools Co: Wholly-owned by Sinopec, it has over 30 years of experience on the development, manufacturing, marketing and services of petroleum drilling and cementing equipments.

China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC): By being the Oil Base Group (OBG) exclusive agent of CNOOC in Saudi Arabia, Aims has managed to introduce and approve Potato Starch chemical product by Saudi Aramco, and continue to introduce a vast array of Drilling chemicals and mud.

ThinJack: It is a unique splitting and separating system that can effectively separate flanges, pipeline coatings and other heavy components. The paper-thin "ThinJack" steel envelope, which is less than 3 mm thick, is inserted between the two items requiring separation, then "inflated" with pressurized fluid, causing the two plates to separate. It is a UK-based company with worldwide operations.

Steamloc International: A Belgium-based company that provides long term solutions in a very specific area; condensate removal. The results show: Steamloc lowers your daily operational cost on steam traps to almost zero level. Successful start-ups of projects worldwide substantiate this.

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Date:Nov 30, 2010
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