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MCR OIL TOOLS, LLC and Azr Petroleum Company (APC) Announce Strategic Joint Venture for Manufacturing, Production and R&D of Tools and Products of MCR Oil Tools in Saudi Arabia


MCR Oil Tools, LLC and Azr Petroleum Company (APC) announced signing a
Letter of Intent & Memorandum of Understanding to establish a
manufacturing facility in Khobar, Saudi Arabia. Michael C. Robertson,
MCR President & CEO and Raed N. Bakhrji, APC Chairman signed the
agreement to immediately launch MCR OIL TOOLS SAUDI as a Joint
Venture in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.

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MCR CEO Michael Robertson and APC Chairman Raed Bakhrji (Photo: Business Wire)

MCR CEO Michael Robertson and APC Chairman Raed Bakhrji (Photo: Business Wire)

Under the agreement, both parties will collaborate to establish a
manufacturing and production platform in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,
which will serve as a strategic hub for MCR Oil Tools in the Middle
East. The facility will include a production plant and supply chain
center and will be serving clients in Saudi Arabia and exporting to
neighboring countries in the Middle East. This Joint Venture will also
introduce the first Research & Development facility in the region that
will fast track the latest and most innovative technologies of MCR Oil
Tools directly to the Oil & Gas markets in the world. MCR OIL
will also offer training programs, technology workshops
and innovation seminars to industry professionals.

Michael C. Robertson said, "I personally see this as a strategic move to
enhance our global presence. We have been searching for a home for MCR
technology in the Eastern Hemisphere, and we believe that Saudi Arabia
and the vision 2030 coincides perfectly with our vision."

"This collaboration is focused on contributing towards Saudi Aramco's
long term IKTVA (In-Kingdom Total Value Added) goals and the Kingdom of
Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030. MCR OIL TOOLS SAUDI will boost the country's
localization of oilfield tools production capabilities, as well as
contribute directly to areas such as human resources development and
strengthening the Saudi Pipeline of Oil & Gas professionals at a
significant cost benefit," said Bakhrji.


MCR Oil Tools, LLC is a US based company that has set the standard in
pipe cutting technology. MCR develops, manufactures and supplies the
most versatile non-explosive pipe recovery technology in the world. MCR
products are unmatched in terms of capability, reliability and safety.
MCR's corporate Headquarters, manufacturing plant and R&D facility are
located in Arlington, Texas. For more information please visit

About Azr Petroleum Company:

Azr Petroleum Company (APC) was established in 2016 as the first fully
localized Saudi wireline services and products company in the Kingdom.
APC focuses on consistent high-quality service delivery and maintains an
excellent safety record. APC is Headquartered in Khobar, Saudi Arabia.
For more information please visit

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