The highest, coldest and wettest part of Saudi Arabia is an exquisite land where misty clouds silently wrap themselves around steep peaks, veiling biodiversity preserves concealed in remote corners. In the Kingdom’s southwest Asir region, spectacular mountain ranges roam across 100,000 square kilometers, pushing imposing peaks up to 3,000 meters above sea level and randomly scattering giant granite boulders across the landscape.
In his address celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE-KSA), Saudi Aramco president and CEO Amin Nasser made it clear that the next 60 years may be the oil industry’s golden age. There are those who tell us that petroleum is a “sunset” industry, Nasser said, that electric vehicles and alternative fuel sources will render oil and gas a “fossil of a bygone era.”
Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday that it will start developing the first urban area of NEOM, the Kingdom’s planned $500 billion mega-city. The founding board, chaired by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, approved the masterplan concept for NEOM Bay, which will include homes, lifestyle and tourist facilities, and “innovation centers.”
Al-Faisaliah Hotel, Riyadh is adding a new level of decadence to the property by introducing a special menu courtesy of Michelin two-star chef Kiko Moya.
The industry standard testing equipment currently used for screening lost circulation material is limited to simulate fractures only up to 5 mm, whereas there are fractures and vugs more than 50 mm in diameter causing severe lost circulation. The new in-house designed test fixture will be able to simulate fractures/vugs of up to 40 mm. This will enable better screening and evaluation of lost circulation products and timely recommendations for field applications.
Once a bastion of male engineers, the Southern Area Production Engineering Department (SAPED) made a paradigm shift in 2018 as female petroleum engineers joined the department on assignment from the Reservoir Engineering Department.
Mohammed Ifteqaruddin, badge #140948, retired employee from the Ras Tanura Refinery Maintenance Department, visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE) along with his son, Zubair Mohammed Iftekhar, from November 12-24, 2018.
And just like that, it's 2019! Take a look back at 2018's highlights and the community's favorite photos, articles and celebrations. Thanks to all our readers, contributors, and sponsors for another great year.
I want to thank you for your incredibly hard work last year. While the year ahead looks set to be challenging, our newly approved 2019-2021 Business Plan steers us toward greater resilience, more fiscal discipline, and increased flexibility — enabling us to effectively respond to continued oil market challenges and volatility.
In the not-too-distant future, drivers will pull up to Aramco service stations in the Kingdom, and the experience will be a new one. The fuel pumps will be modern and self-serve, if the driver so chooses, with the option of paying with a credit or debit card. A convenience store and a well-recognized restaurant will provide plenty of food options.
The worldwide adoption of Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipe (RTP) in construction projects dates back to the early years of the 21st century as the technology drove cost saving initiatives by providing sustainable corrosion control measures.
It is Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association's prime responsibility to keep all its members intact and tailor programs that attract most of the members. So President, Kamal A. Farooqi, felt the necessity of establishing a new group ‘HALQAE SHERO ADAB” where members may meet and enjoy Urdu poetry and literature.
Saudi Aramco’s newest test vehicle in its Octane on Demand lineup is the 2018 Ford Raptor, significantly boosting engine performance and efficiency.
Saudi Aramco Continues to be Recognized for its Business and Operational Excellence with Top Accolades
King Abdulaziz Quality Award announced Saudi Aramco’s Yanbu NGL Fractionation Department and Abqaiq Plants the winners of the award in the Major Production Companies sector. The announcement of the fourth King Abdulaziz Quality Award was made in a ceremony held today under the gracious patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman ibn Abdulaziz, in the presence of his Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, Governor of Riyadh.
With the full support of Saudi Aramco, the Eastern Province Traffic Safety Committee provided a unique and vitally important experience for visitors during the Al-Janadriyah 33rd National Heritage and Cultural Festival.
The Dhahran International Exhibition Center’s newly renovated lobby and Southern Building expansion were inaugurated last month by HRH Prince Saud ibn Nayef ibn ‘Abd Al-‘Aziz Al Sa’ud, Governor of the Eastern Province.
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Saudi Aramco Completes Acquisition of Remaining 50 Percent Stake in ARLANXEO Joint Venture from LANXESS, Becoming Full Owner
Saudi Aramco, a world-leading integrated energy and chemicals company; and LANXESS AG, a leading German specialty chemicals company, announced today the completion of Saudi Aramco’s acquisition of LANXESS‘s interest in ARLANXEO Holding B.V., a Netherlands-based specialty chemicals joint venture between Saudi Aramco and LANXESS launched in 2016. All relevant authorities have granted approvals for the transaction which was first announced in August 2018.
The monthly progress meeting of Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA) was held on December 29, 2018, at Kamal A. Farooqi’s office.
Saudi Aramco Announces Creation of Saudi Aramco Retail Company (RetailCo) to Engage in the Direct-to-Consumer Segment of the Downstream Business
Saudi Aramco today announced the creation of the Saudi Aramco Retail Company (RetailCo), a wholly-owned subsidiary established to cater for fuel retailing, creating a sustainable and profitable business that integrates across the hydrocarbon value chain.