Today (July 5), Aramco announced a major expansion of its Namaat industrial investment programs, with 55 agreements and Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) across the sustainability, digital, industrial, manufacturing, and social innovation sectors.
Arabic classes for the new year, celebrating production records and drilling competition champions, a hiatus in the weekly publications, as well as the Feel the Burn event are highlighted in this week’s trip down Memory Lane.
June 15, 2022, will be remembered as a milestone date in Aramco’s history because this was the day Aramco issued its first-ever Sustainability Report. “This report — the first of its kind in our company’s history — sets out the actions we are taking and the standards against which our performance may be judged.
Here are several headlines from the company’s weeklies over the past 70 years. A colorful ceremony Sunday evening, June 29, marked the opening of Steineke Hall, a modern two-story building of cement brick construction, located near the Dhahran Dining Hall.
The American Productivity & Quality Center (APQC), an internationally recognized research firm in benchmarking and best practices, has named Aramco as one of five recipients of its 2022 Excellence in Knowledge Management (KM) award.
Aramco on Monday inaugurated the Aramco Research Center at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (ARC KAUST), which looks to accelerate the development of low-carbon solutions for the energy industry using advanced analytics.
“Leadership, sustainability, and technology. These three elements make up the very foundation of any organization in terms of delivering on its Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) commitments,” said Ghassan G. Abulfaraj, chief Loss Prevention engineer, in his keynote address at the recent International Conference and Exhibition on Health, Safety and Environment in Oman.
The artificial algae tree, known as the “Climatree,” is a state-of-the-art direct air carbon capturing microalgae photobioreactor, integrated with a patented carbon dioxide (CO2) scrubber, that has been designed by Aramco in collaboration with Greengroves Environmental Services Saudi Arabia.
Acclaimed cookbook author Salma Hage grew up in the mountains of the Kadisha Valley in Northern Lebanon. Like many cooks, she learned her craft at her mother’s knee, as well as those of other female relatives in her household, where she often took on the role of cook for her eleven siblings.
Not all the news in Aramco’s weekly publications were business. In fact, dependents and their achievements have been part of the company’s long history. Here’s a mix of business and dependent news over the decades.
Aramco and Cognite, a global leader in industrial software, have launched CNTXT, a joint venture based in Saudi Arabia. Headquartered in Riyadh, CNTXT looks to support the Kingdom’s industrial digitalization, and the wider Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region.
Aramco has made its debut in the world’s most definitive brand valuation ranking as the top international oil company (IOC). Aramco is the highest new entrant in this year’s BrandZ ranking and the achievement is all the more remarkable given none of our IOC competitors have featured in the ranking since 2020. It is also the first time a company from the GCC has made the top 20.
In its 89th year, Aramco is making headlines for its performance among the world’s most valuable publicly listed companies. It is recognized globally as a technology leader, with the Abqaiq oil processing facility, ‘Uthmaniyah gas plant, and Khurais oil complex all having Global Lighthouse status from the World Economic Forum for their use of Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies.
It has taken more than three decades, but there is finally a documentary of the 1991 first Gulf war that provides an intense look at the emotional and mental cost of that conflict. “Memories from the North,” which won the Best Short Documentary award at the recent Saudi Film Festival at Ithra, was produced, directed and written by Abdulmohsen Al-Mutairi, a gifted storyteller and Arabic-language journalist.
Here are some interesting headlines over the past 70 years at Aramco. Twenty-two vessels unloaded 40,000 tons of cargo at Dammam port last May. Both the tonnage and the number of ships broke all previous records. Already, new records are being made. On June 7, 13 ships were offloading or waiting to off load. A year ago, 13 freighters was the record for the month.
Aramco’s South Ghawar Producing Department (SGPD) recently won the gold award in two categories at the Green World Awards ceremony, with a first place in “Industry/Energy Management” for SGPD’s Energy Management Program (EnMP), and for “Carbon Reduction” for the zero flaring invention to boost production from low-pressure oil wells and revival of dead wells.
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.
It’s a damp, cold October night in Berlin, but along Hauptstraße in the Friedenau district, inside the famed Zig Zag Jazz Club, the crowd waiting for Alaa Zouiten is lively, chattering and warm.
Second oldest Arabic-language television station in the Middle East, Aramco TV puts together a daily schedule with a dual mission—education and recreation for its 100,000 viewers in Saudi Arabia. One evening several months ago an American on a business trip to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia stirred his after-dinner coffee and watched the flickering image on his host's television screen come into focus.
Some of the biggest names in Gulf cinema are heading to the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) from June 2-9, in Dhahran, for the eighth edition of the Saudi Film Festival. This year’s theme, “Poetic Cinema,” honors Khalil Al-Rawaf, the first Arab Hollywood star, and director Khalid Al-Siddiq, a pioneer of Kuwaiti cinema.