DAMMAM, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi Aramco [IPO-ARMO.SE] signed on Wednesday agreements with foreign and local companies worth at least 39 billion riyals (8 billion pounds).
The bulk of the memorandum of understanding agreements were part of a drive to promote local manufacturing, the company said. One agreement was also signed with drilling and oil service company Schlumberger <SLBG34.SA> worth 6 billion riyals.
($1 = 3.7502 riyals)
(Reporting By Rania El Gamal and Reem Shamseddine)