AramcoWorld Reading Selections - October 14, 2020

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - October 14, 2020

BY AramcoWorld / /

Amid the four dozen tile and ceramic murals representing the provinces of Spain in Seville’s Plaza de España, these painted tiles from Ciudad Real show Don Quixote, in armor as the noble knight he fancied himself to be, preparing to battle windmills together with his squire Sancho Panza.

A Recognition for the Aramco Family: Nasser Named Energy Executive of the Year 2020

A Recognition for the Aramco Family: Nasser Named Energy Executive of the Year 2020

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Saudi Aramco president and CEO Amin Nasser has been named Energy Intelligence’s Energy Executive of the Year for 2020 by a selection committee of global energy industry executives. He received the peer-selected award and delivered a speech at the inaugural Energy Intelligence Forum 2020, which is being held virtually Oct. 13-15.

Circular Economy Reusing Resoures for Longer: Extracting Untapped Value

Circular Economy Reusing Resoures for Longer: Extracting Untapped Value

BY The Arabian Sun / /

With only 9% of the world’s economy being circular, this leaves a massive business and environmental opportunity to reuse or recycle 91% of the global economy’s resources. Most of today’s global economy operates in a linear way, where raw materials — instead of being reused, refurbished, or recycled — end up discarded as waste.

A Cup of Coffee for the Kingdom

A Cup of Coffee for the Kingdom

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco is rarely the first word that pops into people’s minds when it comes to coffee, but in the Kingdom’s west, the company has been helping coffee farmers improve the quality of their products and increasing the region’s share.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - September 30, 2020

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - September 30, 2020

BY AramcoWorld / /

I have never had real biryani. I have been told this by a Pakistani cab driver, an Afghani baker, an Indian writer, an Emirati student and other self-proclaimed authorities on the relationship of rice, meat, vegetables and spices. I concede that in one sense they are right.

Message from the CEO: Looking Back on a Year of Resilience, Endurance, and Reliability

Message from the CEO: Looking Back on a Year of Resilience, Endurance, and Reliability

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Last year, we marked Saudi Arabia’s National Day less than two weeks after the unprecedented attacks on Aramco’s facilities at Abqaiq and Khurais. It was a defining time in our history as we collectively rose to the challenge, demonstrating our determination as well as our resilience to the world.

Future Projects in the Kingdom Step Toward Vision 2030

Future Projects in the Kingdom Step Toward Vision 2030

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Across the Kingdom, various future projects are expanding rapidly toward a bright and prosperous tomorrow. Far from the dry language of numbers, once completed, these projects will be life changing throughout the Kingdom. Some may even shift the map of economy for the entire region.

Aramco Scientist Receives Prestigious Global Recognition for Anti-corrosion Work

Aramco Scientist Receives Prestigious Global Recognition for Anti-corrosion Work

BY The Arabian Sun / /

An Aramco research consultant’s work on efforts to mitigate the impacts of black powder in pipelines is receiving global recognition. Black powder is a menace in gas transmission pipelines, which impacts pipeline operations and customers alike by reducing flow and lowers compressor efficiency, and results in increased operating and capital expenditures.

‘Udhailiyah Looks to Care for its True Locals: Dhubs

‘Udhailiyah Looks to Care for its True Locals: Dhubs

BY The Arabian Sun / /

In the early 1970s, hundreds of thousands of gentle desert dhubs of ‘Udhailiyah were blissfully unaware that their stretch of untouched desert was actively being developed into a residential community for Aramco employees and their families.

Khurais Becomes Second Aramco Facility to Join Prestigious WEF Global Lighthouse Network

Khurais Becomes Second Aramco Facility to Join Prestigious WEF Global Lighthouse Network

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has recognized Aramco’s Khurais oil facility as a leader in the adoption and integration of cutting-edge technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). Khurais is the company’s second facility, after Uthmaniyah Gas Plant, to be included in WEF’s prestigious Global Lighthouse Network.

AramcoWorld - September 2020

AramcoWorld - September 2020

BY AramcoWorld / /

AramcoWorld, Saudi Aramco's flagship publication, is widely recognized as a leading source of nonpolitical coverage of the history, geography, arts and cultures of Saudi Arabia, the Middle East and the wider Islamic world, with an emphasis on the interweavings of the plural cultures of East and West, past and present.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - September 16, 2020

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - September 16, 2020

BY AramcoWorld / /

Of the more than two dozen towns named Cairo throughout the United States, Cairos in Illinois, Georgia, West Virginia, New York and Nebraska produced picture postcards during the early 20th century. Today those cards are historical records of the people who looked to Egypt for a name that fit their dreams of civic grandeur.

CTO Talks Sustainability and the Future of Aramco

CTO Talks Sustainability and the Future of Aramco

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco chief technology officer Ahmad O. Al-Khowaiter speaks with Wired magazine about our strategy of reducing emissions, technology we’ve created to achieve that, and how the company will look in 50 years.

Faisal A. Al-Hajji Appointed as Executive Director of Community Services

Faisal A. Al-Hajji Appointed as Executive Director of Community Services

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Faisal A. Al-Hajji has been appointed as the executive director of Community Services, effective September 1, 2020. Al-Hajji joined Saudi Aramco as a participant in the College Degree Program for Non-Employees (CDPNE) in 1992, beginning a career that took him on a journey...

Tree House Park a Symbol of Where Community Meets the Environment

Tree House Park a Symbol of Where Community Meets the Environment

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Abqaiq, Aramco’s first community, was founded in the 1940s. Since then, many things have changed, but at least one thing that remains is a tree that was planted when the community was founded. The tree, the oldest in the community at about 80 years old, recently received some attention at the hands of Aramco staff.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - September 02, 2020

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - September 02, 2020

BY AramcoWorld / /

Master singer of all three main Mappila musical genres—Mappila pattu, kolkali and duff muttu—Mohamed Haseeb performs with the Kerala-based music and cultural preservation group Vayali in the village of Arangottukara as part of Vayali’s documentation of music along the Bharatappuzha River.