SLB logistics base

SLB logistics base

Schlumberger, the world’s largest oilfield services company, needed a logistics base in Erbil, Kurdistan.  Their requirement was to lease a fully developed site which included covered warehouses, hard standing outside, radioactive bunkers, travelling cranes, secure perimeter and lighting suitable for 24/7 operations.  Alfagates adjusted its business model from contractor to risk capital supplier, and after extensive collaboration won the business, which was the start of a sensitive series of negotiations with local landlords and the Government to ensure that Schlumberger would be protected during their tenure, and permitted to import and store restricted and hazardous items.