Being an explorer, the idea of crossing the Rub’ al-Khali, also known as the Empty Quarter, was a big challenge. We spent three months preparing for the trip, meeting frequently to study any potential risks or challenges that we may face.
Nasir K. Al-Naimi has been appointed senior vice president of Upstream, effective April 1, 2021, after previously being appointed acting Business Line Head of Upstream in September 2020.
Khalid M. Al-Abdulqader has been appointed as the vice president of Unconventional Resources effective April 1, 2021. Prior to this appointment, Al-Abdulqader has been serving as the executive director of Unconventional Resources.
This Annual Report covers financial and operational aspects of Aramco from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020, and is issued in both Arabic and English. The print version is identical to its PDF counterpart, which is available at aramco.com.
The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (“Aramco” or “the Company”) today announced its full-year 2020 results, demonstrating exceptional resilience despite the macroeconomic impact of COVID-19 and delivering on its intended dividend payments to shareholders.
Jiddah is a city that hosts great contrasts: on the one hand, it is a large, modern metropolis, and on the other, it is has always existed. Some say the city houses the tomb of Eve, from which the name of the city is said to be derived: جدة “Jaddah,” meaning “grandmother.”
Sponsored by the Saudi Aramco president & CEO and organized by Saudi Aramco Golf Association (SAGA), the CEO Cup Golf Tournament began back in the 1970s, and it has been held annually continuing the tradition ever since.
With more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, Said A. Al-Hadrami is retiring as vice president of Retail and Lubes Development. Al-Hadrami, who was honored at an event attended by Saudi Aramco president and CEO Amin Nasser and other members of management, spoke of his pride of being involved in “the company family.”
Vice president of New Business Development (NBD), Mohammad I. Al Assaf, is retiring after 36 years with the company. Al Assaf was honored by Saudi Aramco president and CEO Amin Nasser and other members of corporate management at a recent ceremony in Dhahran.
Clarification on Aramco – Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings (HHIH) MoU for Blue Hydrogen and Ammonia
In its press release of 3rd March 2021, Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings (HHIH) announced a non-binding MoU for a research and development opportunity, not a commercial agreement.
On March 4, 1938, “Lucky 7” started producing and Saudi Arabia was launched on its journey to become the world’s largest oil producing nation. Or so runs the widely accepted version of history. But the two years after Lucky 7 were incredibly difficult. The author reveals three major events the early employees had to overcome in those critical years.
Ahmed Zaki Yamani, Saudi Arabia’s longest-serving oil minister and the man behind the oil embargo after the 1973 Arab-Israeli war, has died in London at the age of 90. Yamani became oil minister in 1962, replacing Abdullah Tariki, a founding member of OPEC.
It’s easy to think of blue as a naturally pervasive color. It’s all around us in clear skies and bodies of water. Yet elsewhere blue appears infrequently, coloring only a handful of minerals and less than 10 percent of flowering plants.
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.
Quriyan M. Al Hajri’s knowledge of the desert is legendary. So, when the retired Aramco well sites supervisor invited me to join him for a five-day, 120-kilometer desert trek from his home near Ain Dar up to his birthplace near the historic village of Thaj, I was intrigued.
If you turn on the radio anywhere in the Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia, you’ll probably stumble upon the latest Billboard hits on Studio 1 FM, or an intriguing new beat on the World Music Show on Studio 2 FM.
In a small shop in Casablanca in 2013, Jannis Stürtz dropped a needle on a vintage vinyl recording of Fadoul, one of Morocco’s most-popular musicians of the 1970s. What he heard next was “a mighty voice and a raw sound” that Stürtz, a Berlin-based DJ and music producer, found “enormously inspiring.”
Yanbu’ is a pleasant coastal city, which is growing as a tourist destination. Many take advantage of its warm climate, enjoying diving and snorkelling in the Red Sea. The rich seabed and white sandy beaches attract people from all over the country.
The Saudi 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 Americas’ collaboration with the City of Houston made possible the first new construction of a high-tech library concept, called TECHLink, in the city’s north side neighborhood of Trinity Gardens. Officially named “TECHLink Dixon,” and powered by Aramco...