Saudi Aramco has awarded a key contract to US-based services giant Schlumberger that involves providing integrated drilling and well construction services for a gas drilling project Saudi Arabia.

Schlumberger on Tuesday confirmed the contract award and said it represents a significant endorsement of the company’s fit-for-basin technology and domain expertise for gas well development in the region.

“The integrated project scope encompasses drilling rigs and technologies and services, including drill bits, measurement while drilling (MWD) and logging while drilling (LWD), drilling fluids, cementing and completing wells,” it said.