Saudi Aramco has begun exploring oil fields in Syria’s northeastern province of Deir ez-Zor, and the company’s official delegates have just visited the areas formally located in the zone of responsibility of the United States.

Experts interviewed by Nezavisimaya Gazeta believe that potential presence of Saudi business in Syria’s northeastern region can serve as a positive factor. Riyadh has repeatedly provided active assistance there.

Currently, the oil wells in that part of Syria need specialized upgrading and maintenance. Many were damaged either as a result of hostilities, or intentionally during the retreat of IS and its cohorts.

“Saudi presence in the form of material assistance, which includes the military component, is a reality for the Deir ez-Zor region and the entire east of Syria,” Professor of the Department of Modern East, Department of History, Political Science and Law in RSUH Grigory Kosach told the newspaper.

“In this regard, an additional factor related to the activities of Saudi Aramco in this territory, of course, will be perceived positively at the local level, because earlier this assistance has become a significant help to the population’s survival. I must say that this aid was not limited to the Arab tribes who live there, the Kurds were also included,” he added.

The expert believes that the alleged arrival of the company will create jobs in the northeastern regions of Syria, where there is enormous unemployment. “So I believe that this (possible investment from the Saudi company) will be perceived quite positively by the local population,” said Kosach.

“Aramco, before starting its activity anywhere, always conducts a preliminary study of the place where it is going to work. If the reports by Aramco’s interest are true, then relevant studies have already been carried out, and bridges with the local population have been established. I think in this case we are not talking about an operation associated with a huge share of risk, but, on the contrary, about a well-thought-out operation,” he added.

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Source: TASS

 

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Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

Good, now SAA sit down and watch how your oil is extracted, smuggled to Turkey, and be sold in USA-Japan-Europe, or are you planning to do something else ?

Davki
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“areas formally located in the zone of responsibility of the United States.”
There are no such areas. Formally, the US presence in Syria is illegal and unwanted. The only ‘responsibility’ the US has, is to get out.

Tozy Zulu
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So the Saudis are participating in the stealing of the natural resources of a sovereign state at the invitation of the global terrorist state already in Syria for purposes of regime change, dividing the country like they did to Yugoslavia and stealing oil.

Tozy Zulu
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Tozy Zulu

So the Saudis have been invited to the thieving party by their colleagues. This is ridiculous that a global superpower steals with impunity the natural resources of a poor third world sovereign state and has the audacity to invite a company from friendly terrorist state to participate in the loot.

dsadas
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dsadas

nice targets for drones/ieds/rockets/assasins

Sweet Robert
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Sweet Robert

Flipping Pirates

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

Ah, it seems that the damages of the Iranian attack on Aramco facilities will be compensated… Why am I not surprised?

Gryz
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Gryz

Meanwhile, Idlib is finally being cleared big time, and it’s only a matter of time before the SAA + Allies turn their sights on whatever is going on in the Northeast. Aramco is going to pay a hefty price to upgrade and repair the heavily damaged and diminished facilities to even start thinking about benefiting minimally if at all possible, and by that time it will be a logistical nightmare anyway, specially as Saudi blood is quite cheap in the eyes of even the ultra-restrained SAA xD I love that hasty and ill-conceived decision they made, as stupid as ever… Read more »

Daeshbags-Sux
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Oh, you know, the damages on Aramco were winor, either due to range that needed to replace warheads with fuel, or more likely cowardice Ali Voldemort-Khamenei had his drones loaded with no more than a Toophan (Iranian copy of TOW) warhead while the cruise missiles had no warheads at all… All that Aramco needed was to fill a few holes in separation towers and cisterns. Same pattern as the Iranian limpet mines on tankers : they took care at placing these over the floating lines and in areas where the tankers wouldn’t end with major damages : These are provocations… Read more »