Dimensions International - Summer 2017

Dimensions International - Summer 2017

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Bringing wildlife back to the empty quarter | EXPEC ARC establishes innovative upstream laser technology for downhold applications | Aramco Fuel Research Center presents Octane-on-Demand vehicle | China Development Forum lays groundwork for alignment.

Sadara Commemorates Commissioning of All 26 Plants

Sadara Commemorates Commissioning of All 26 Plants

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara), a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and The Dow Chemical Company, on Monday celebrated the commissioning of the last of its 26 plants — an isocyanates section currently producing crude quantities of toluene diisocyanate (TDI) and other specialty chemicals.

Young Saudis Bring Zuluf GOSP-3 Back Online

Young Saudis Bring Zuluf GOSP-3 Back Online

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Working day and night, a group of diligent employees in the deep waters of the Arabian Gulf recently, and successfully, demothballed the Zuluf Gas-Oil Separation Plant 3 (GOSP-3) after several months of hard work on the plant’s platforms.

Observing Ramadan as a Non-Muslim: 5 Things I Experienced

Observing Ramadan as a Non-Muslim: 5 Things I Experienced

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Greetings to my Muslim friends and colleagues, and I hope you have had a blessed and reflective holy month of Ramadan. As someone who has lived in Muslim majority countries for over 10 years, Ramadan has become a season of my life, much like Christmas and Thanksgiving.

Unconventionals Conference Highlights Fast Pace of Technology Gains

Unconventionals Conference Highlights Fast Pace of Technology Gains

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

For a fifth straight year, Aramco participated in North America’s Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) with an eye toward learning and sharing its proficiency in optimizing production from unconventional resources — namely shale and tight gas.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - August 09, 2017

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - August 09, 2017

BY AramcoWorld / /

On display in the Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum in the coastal town of South Shields, at the mouth of the River Tyne, some 300 kilometers north of Manchester, England, is a tombstone relief showing a seated, robed woman, her face worn or chiseled away.

MoU Signed with KBR to Strengthen Company’s in-Kingdom Procurement of Services

MoU Signed with KBR to Strengthen Company’s in-Kingdom Procurement of Services

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco’s commitment to develop a competitive and reliable local supply chain through its In-Kingdom Total Value Add (IKTVA) program was given a significant boost with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with one of its key supply chain partners, Kellogg Brown & Root Limited (KBR).

Creating and Sustaining an Innovation Culture

Creating and Sustaining an Innovation Culture

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

What do you get when you put an inventor, industrial design specialist, patent attorney, commercialization and licensing specialist, and entrepreneurial specialist together in one room for three days? The answer is the ultimate mentorship accelerator for taking great ideas to market.

Reducing Power Consumption with a World’s First in Automation Technology

Reducing Power Consumption with a World’s First in Automation Technology

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Southern Area Oil Operations has successfully completed the world’s first pilot project to implement Advanced Process Control (APC) technology in the Khurais oil field to reduce power consumption by efficiently managing electrical submersible pumps (ESPs) that are located inside the well. This cutting-edge technology positions Saudi Aramco as a leader of automation technology in conventional oil fields.

Saudi Aramco and Partners Shatter Supercomputing Record

Saudi Aramco and Partners Shatter Supercomputing Record

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and ANSYS (a global leader in engineering simulation) have set a new supercomputing milestone by scaling ANSYS® Fluent® to nearly 200,000 processor cores — enabling organizations to make critical and cost-effective decisions faster and increase the overall efficiency of oil and gas production facilities.

Facts & Figures 2016

Facts & Figures 2016

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The Facts & Figures booklet is a statistical compendium of our 2016 Annual Review and includes oil and gas reserves and production figures for year-end 2016 as well as other valuable figures, and a brief summary of key developments.

FUELCOM Scientists Scoop Top Award

FUELCOM Scientists Scoop Top Award

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Scientists from Saudi Aramco’s Fuel Technology Program (FUELCOM) recently won the prestigious 2017 Harry L. Horning Memorial Award, a sign that the company’s Research and Development Center (R&DC) is well on its way toward changing the way automakers design future car engines and the fuels they use.

Young Employees Take Center Stage in Master Gas System Expansion

Young Employees Take Center Stage in Master Gas System Expansion

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

In the heart of the desert, and close to Pump Station 3, which is only 100 kilometers from Riyadh, there is a story worth telling — a story whose heroes are young Saudis working at Saudi Aramco facilities who are involved with the important achievement of building the first two booster compressor stations in the Kingdom.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - July 26, 2017

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - July 26, 2017

BY AramcoWorld / /

"It’s important that each message speaks to the local community but also has a universal significance,” says eL Seed, who last year on a facade of the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston, Texas, translated into Arabic and rendered into calligraffiti a quote from city founder Sam Houston: “Knowledge is the food of genius, and my son, let no opportunity escape you to treasure up knowledge."

SyPD and KAUST Initiate a Pioneering Ecological Research Project

SyPD and KAUST Initiate a Pioneering Ecological Research Project

BY KAUST / /

In line with Shaybah Producing Department strategy to establish partnerships with elite academic institutions, Professor Daniele Daffonchio and research scientist Dr. Ramona Marasco of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) spent three days in Shaybah undertaking deep desert ecological fieldwork.

Seismic: Pushing the Boundaries in Frontier Exploration

Seismic: Pushing the Boundaries in Frontier Exploration

BY The Arabian Sun / /

When the early pioneers set foot in Saudi Arabia in the 1930s, their mission was simple: explore for oil. Those early years were fraught with hope and disappointment in equal measure — but persistency paid off.

Aramco Asia Launches CSR Program

Aramco Asia Launches CSR Program

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Aramco Asia, China Daily and Xiamen University recently launched a joint corporate social responsibility (CSR) program to support students of Xiamen University who are interested in clean energy, entrepreneurship, and sustainable development, as well as ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - July 12, 2017

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - July 12, 2017

BY AramcoWorld / /

Century after century, home along the east-central coast of the Arabian Peninsula generally meant a house of mud or coral brick, roofed with palm thatch, in a small town or settlement. Food staples were local dates and rice, as well as fish that came to shore aboard dhows powered by the winds.