CEO: Net-zero Ambitions Need an Innovative and Viable Materials Transition

CEO: Net-zero Ambitions Need an Innovative and Viable Materials Transition

BY The Arabian Sun / /

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.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - December 8, 2022

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - December 8, 2022

BY AramcoWorld / /

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.

CEO Speaks to the Future of the Industry, Materials Transition, and More at GPCA

CEO Speaks to the Future of the Industry, Materials Transition, and More at GPCA

BY The Arabian Sun / /

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.

Al-Mujamma', Community Services Building Opens in Dhahran - 1985

Al-Mujamma', Community Services Building Opens in Dhahran - 1985

BY The Arabian Sun / /

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.

New Drilling Records Set - 1973

New Drilling Records Set - 1973

BY The Arabian Sun / /

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.

Aramco Volunteers Share Inspiring Stories: ‘It Can Bring Purpose to Your Life’

Aramco Volunteers Share Inspiring Stories: ‘It Can Bring Purpose to Your Life’

BY The Arabian Sun / /

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.”

The Industrial Training Center in Full Swing - 1956

The Industrial Training Center in Full Swing - 1956

BY The Arabian Sun / /

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 Signs 59 New Agreements Under The Iktva Program

Aramco Signs 59 New Agreements Under The Iktva Program

BY The Arabian Sun / /

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. 

Pilot Completes Survey of Hofuf - 1961

Pilot Completes Survey of Hofuf - 1961

BY The Arabian Sun / /

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.

Downstream Celebrates Technology and Digital Excellence

Downstream Celebrates Technology and Digital Excellence

BY The Arabian Sun / /

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.

CAMX: Nonmetallics Strategy Reaching Beyond Oil and Gas Sector

CAMX: Nonmetallics Strategy Reaching Beyond Oil and Gas Sector

BY The Arabian Sun / /

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. 

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - November 22, 2022

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - November 22, 2022

BY AramcoWorld / /

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.

Cyberattacks: ‘The Danger is Clear, Present, and Constant’

Cyberattacks: ‘The Danger is Clear, Present, and Constant’

BY The Arabian Sun / /

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.

Information Service Begins at Dhahran's Family Issue in 1955

Information Service Begins at Dhahran's Family Issue in 1955

BY The Arabian Sun / /

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.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - November 09, 2022

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - November 09, 2022

BY AramcoWorld / /

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.

Aramco Announces Third Quarter 2022 Results

Aramco Announces Third Quarter 2022 Results

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Reflecting its ability to generate significant value, Aramco on Tuesday announced its Q3 results for 2022 with a net income of $42.4 billion. That compares to a 2021 Q3 net income of $30.4 billion.