Saudi Aramco has awarded US energy services company Baker Hughes, a GE Company (BHGE), a contract to provide well optimisation services across its conventional fields in the kingdom.

As part of the contract, BHGE will perform stimulation and well-testing work on Aramco’s new and existing wells in conventional assets, it said in a statement without mentioning which fields were covered by the contract.

BHGE’s well services include provision of all cased-hole wireline logging, perforation, well testing, stimulation, fracturing and associated intervention services.

“BHGE will help Saudi Aramco reduce time, costs and complexity while increasing efficiency,” it said in the statement, without mentioning the value of its contract.

The three-year contract includes the option of two one-year extensions. Work on the project is expected to commence this month.

The work is expected to create more than 200 new engineering, field services and project management jobs, and indirectly support an additional 300 existing jobs.