Saudi Aramco awards SGS for its quality assurance and training services

Released on: October 2, 2008, 4:28 am

Press Release Author: SGS Industrial Services

Industry: Industrial

Press Release Summary: As a result of the successful cooperation between Saudi
Aramco, the most important oil and gas supplier in the world, and SGS, Aramico
awards SGS at the Annual Inspection Agency Meeting in Italy

Press Release Body: ARAMCO Overseas Company B.V. awarded SGS United Kingdom a
”Certificate of Appreciation for qualifiing the highest number of inspectors among
other inspection agencies in 2007” at the Annual Inspection Agency meeting in

After awarding Prakash Mane (SGS Industrial Services India) as ”Best Inspector of
the year 2007” at the Asia Pacific Annual Inspection Agencies meeting in March this
year, further awards have been granted to SGS inspectors at the European meeting in

SGS inspector, Mauro Nogarin, and the English SGS coordinator, Mark Tandy, received
”Certificate of Appreciation” for the ”Outstanding contribution to the quality of
the company supplied materials in 2007”.

Established in 1948, AOC is a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco the national oil company of
the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Aramco supplies almost a quarter of the world’s
proven oil reserves and ranked fourth in the world in natural gas reserves. The
company also has a substantial international refining and marketing presence, with
joint ventures in the Unites States, the Republic of Korea, the Philippines, Japan
and China.

The reliabilty of Saudi Aramco’s assets and the quality of the gas and oil it
supplies is of the utmost importance to all who consume energy around the world.

SGS not only provides diverse inspection, testing and auditing services for Saudi
Aramco but also trains and qualifies personnel in the mechanical, electrical and
instrumentation disciplines for the company.

As part of the cooperation between the largest producer of crude oil in the world
and the the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification
company a ”Twin Program” has been established for training purposes.

Saudi Aramco trainees receive full ”On the Job Training” in SGS’s laboratories and
offices around the globe for a period of between 12 and 24 months. They are
qualified as ”Aramco Authorised Inspectors” at the end of the training and can also
obtain other certifications for welding inspection or Non-Destructive Testing.

The global demand for SGS Industrial Services’ training and Asset Integrity
Management services remains strong in the Oil and Gas sector, reflecting continued
emphasis in the industry on ensuring assets are of the highest standards.

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Contact Details: SGS Industrial Services
1 place des Alpes
P.O. Box 2152
1211 Geneva 1
t: +49 40 30101-266
f: +49 40 30101-936

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