An accelerated transition to materials of the future must run parallel with the energy transition to contribute to climate protection goals and deliver on net-zero ambitions, Aramco’s president and CEO has told a major chemicals conference. Amin Nasser was speaking at the 16th Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) Annual Forum in Riyadh, held for the first time in the Kingdom.
Sweat beads Andrew Nemr’s face as he glides and clacks, clacks and glides his tap shoes on the well-scuffed wooden dance squares of his portable performance stage. Sound reverberates from the metal tapping tips at the toe and heel of each shoe, interspersed with his syncopated thumps on the wood. But he’s also talking, telling a story. It’s 2017, and his one-man production, Rising to the Tap, combines tap dance and choreography with storytelling.
Your Royal Highnesses, Your Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, a very good morning to you all. Let me add my congratulations to GPCA and their partners for bringing this important Forum to the Kingdom for the first time. And Riyadh — which aims to be among the 10 largest city economies in the world with Vision 2030 — is the ideal setting for the chemical industry to be just as visionary.
Aramco U-1 rig team, some of whose members are pictured above, and Loffland ST-1 rig team, share honors for setting two new drilling records in the Berri field last month. On Nov. 1, the Loffland Rig ST-1 completed Berri Well 61 at 8,779 feet in 21.9 days, a record performance for a directionally drilled offshore well.
From the Nov. 20, 1985 edition of The Arabian Sun. Doors are opening one by one in al-Mujamma', Dhahran's new community services center. Built on the site of the old commissary and icehouse, the new building has been designed with an emphasis on energy conservation and easy maintenance.
To mark International Volunteer Day (today, Dec. 5), four members of the Industrial Training Department (ITD) volunteer program have spoken about their experiences, which include working at a food bank, helping children with disabilities, and supporting the “Blood Donation Campaign.”
Aramco’s Yanbu’ Refinery Department (YRD) has recently been recognized with five prestigious international workplace safety awards (through Loss Prevention) from the National Safety Council.
Aramco’s Project Management (PM) recently won four international awards at the 2022 Construction Innovation Awards (CIA) ceremony — an event to celebrate excellence in the construction industry.
Featured in the Nov. 28 edition of the Sun and Flare: The Industrial Training Center, opened in July of 1955 as a part of the Dhahran Training Department, provides training for approximately 1,390 Saudi employee-trainees on both an assigned and a volunteer basis.
Aramco today (Tuesday, Nov. 22) signed 59 corporate procurement agreements (CPAs) with 51 local and global manufacturers, with potential to create 5,000 new jobs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia over the next decade. The agreements, valued at $11 billion, are expected to reinforce Aramco’s robust supply chain and result in the development of materials manufacturing facilities in the Kingdom.
From the Dec. 22, 1961, edition of the Sun and Flare. Gerhard Winkelmann, pilot of a Dornier DO-27 moonplane arrived at Dhahran Airfield from Frankfurt, Germany, this past week. Winkelman flew to Saudi Arabia to make an aerial survey of the Hofuf agricultural area for the Saudi Ministry of Agriculture.
Aramco recognized some of its top innovators in the Downstream business line during the Annual Downstream Technology & Digital Excellence Awards. The Nov. 7 ceremony, held at the Plaza Conference Center in Dhahran, recognized talented individuals who are creating value through digitalization and technology initiatives that support the ongoing transformation of the Downstream business.
ASIS Middle East held the 10th international conference of ASIS during the period Nov. 14-17, at the Dhahran Expo. Sponsored by Aramco and His Royal Highness Prince Saud Bin Naif Bin Abdulaziz, governor of the Eastern Province, and supported by the High Commission for Industrial Security...
Aramco’s exhibit presence at North America’s most comprehensive composites and advanced materials event, CAMX 2022, was an attention grabber for attendees interested in an energy company’s vision and strategy for the use of nonmetallics beyond the oil and gas sector.
Not long ago, writing tablets from 1700 BCE were discovered in present-day Iraq, containing some of the oldest recipes known. This is how we came to know what the Babylonians ate for breakfast and what they offered their gods in the temples. They used date syrup to sweeten food, referring to it as honey, and enjoyed dates dried in a fermented beverage.
The Aramco Journal of Technology is published quarterly by the Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, to provide the company’s scientific and engineering communities a forum for the exchange of ideas through the presentation of technical information aimed at advancing knowledge in the hydrocarbon industry.
Aramco is making its biggest ever investment in South Korea to develop one of the world’s largest refinery-integrated petrochemical steam crackers through its S-OIL affiliate, in line with the company’s strategy to maximize the crude to chemicals value chain.
Cyber attackers could plunge the world into “complete chaos” with the energy industry a prime target for their focus, Aramco’s president and CEO, Amin Nasser, has warned. Nasser was in Riyadh addressing the two-day Global Cybersecurity Forum, a conference that drew together international government and business experts to explore the current and anticipated cybersecurity landscape.
From the 1955 edition of the Sun and Flare: A shopping experiment was initiated in Dhahran's Family Issue store last week when Mrs. Bertha Robertson was temporarily hired as information clerk. The purpose of the roving information bureau, explained Bud Stewart, superintendent, food and retail service division, Dhahran, is to improve communications between the employees and the operators of the service.
Widely regarded as the most fragrant of roses, the Damascus rose bloomed first in Central Asia and came to the Levant and Anatolia via the Silk Roads. Today it is cultivated most intensively in Bulgaria’s Valley of Roses, where it thrives as both export and heritage.