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Marafie ... optimistic of what lies ahead

Marafie ... optimistic of what lies ahead

GOFSCO aims to be partner of choice

The company takes pride in continued innovation and advancements stemming from its customer-centric philosophy of providing the best for its partners


Gas & Oil Field Services Company (GOFSCO), one of the largest integrated service providers in Kuwait specialising in the upstream and downstream oil and gas sector, both onshore and offshore, aims to become the region’s partner of choice and fulfil its ambitious plan of expanding into neighbouring markets.

"We are very optimistic of what lies ahead of us. And with the support of GOFSCO’s employees, I am sure that we can reach greater heights of success," says Eng Hussam Ali Marafie, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GOFSCO.

GOFSCO is a dynamic company that provides solutions and advisory services to its clients. What differentiates it from its peers is that its DNA is truly and purely Kuwaiti, thereby giving it an edge of understanding the current and future market needs noted Marafie, who took over as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GOFSCO in December of 2010.

"We are a Kuwaiti company that has steadily grown over the years to compete head-to-head with international companies, especially with the technologically advanced equipment we have on ground, our highly experienced teams of engineers and field workers who have more than 30 years of professional knowledge and experience in the sector we operate in. In short, our edge is being Kuwaiti with international standards. Technology alone is not enough to fulfil our partners’ goals. We take technology and in-depth understanding of the market to integrate it with our research and development approaches – especially since we are a Kuwaiti company, as key success components," he elaborates.

The company’s workforce consists of former employees of international oil and gas services companies – equipped with the optimum know-how of the market. GOFSCO’s technologies are new and innovative, and its strategy plays a vital role in achieving optimum results for its partners. Marafie points out that, GOFSCO is committed to delivering clients’ projects on time, safely, and with the best quality of work.

GOFSCO was established in 1972, as the country’s leading Kuwaiti-owned oilfield services company. In the company’s early days, it mainly concentrated on upstream services for Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), and have since evolved and grown significantly following the changes and developments within the local market. The slickline services offering began at a time when the market witnessed higher demand for preventive maintenance on numerous wells that were being drilled in Kuwait. Today, GOFSCO takes pride in continued innovation and advancements stemming from its customer-centric philosophy of providing the best for its partners.

"We ensure to acquire the best skillset and workforce and a vast array of cutting-edge equipment and technologies that are on par with international standards and our global peers," he asserts.

GOFSCO works hand-in-hand with its business partners to analyse the challenges and create opportunities within them through very strategic approaches. The company’s ultimate goal, is to help maximise revenue generation to the Kuwaiti economy.

On the health and safety side, GOFSCO has set specific HSE standards and policies to protect the environment as well as its workforce. "Our commitment towards the petroleum industry is backed by providing the highest quality of field support at all times, using state-of-the-art equipment, complying with international standards, integrating innovation through research and development, and establishing ISO 9000 Quality Management System, and striving for continuous improvements in all our operations," he says.

It is worth mentioning that GOFSCO has been handed a prestigious award in recognition of its practices and achievements in helping its staff/customers/clients/contractors get home safely at the end of each working day. GOFSCO has achieved a Silver award in the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK. The RoSPA Awards scheme, which receives entries from organisations around the world, recognises achievement in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.




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