Weatherford Recognized for Operational Excellence at 2017 Oil & Gas Middle East Awards

September 13, 2017
Abu Dhabi Manufacturing Facility Wins Strategy Award

ABU DHABI, September 13, 2017 – Weatherford International plc was recognized by Oil & Gas Middle East magazine with the 2017 Oil & Gas Middle East Award for Operational Excellence Strategy of the Year. The annual awards program recognizes outstanding achievements made within the upstream and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry in the Middle East.

This award specifically celebrates the innovative operational excellence program implemented at the Weatherford Abu Dhabi Manufacturing Facility. The company applied Lean SixSigma methodology to streamline processes across the facility, which serves customers throughout the Middle East, in the Eastern Hemisphere and beyond. The successful initiative reduced operational costs and enabled products and services to be deployed more quickly and efficiently without any loss in quality.

“Our successful drive to improve consistency and efficiency at our Abu Dhabi Manufacturing Facility demonstrates our fervent commitment to investing in local capability and capacity in the Middle East,” said Frederico Justus, President of Eastern Hemisphere at Weatherford.  “Operational excellence is a key priority for Weatherford as we maintain strong and trusting partnerships with our customers in the region.”

About Weatherford

Weatherford is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates in over 90 countries and has a network of approximately 860 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs approximately 29,500 people. For more information, visit and connect with Weatherford on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.


Weatherford Contact

Kelley Hughes
Director of Corporate Communications