Memory Lane: From Muharraq to Makkah to The Stars Above

Memory Lane: From Muharraq to Makkah to The Stars Above

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Catching the daily flight to Bahrain, traveling to Makkah with the Oil Exhibit, hosting a pioneering astronaut, earning global recognition, and the appointment of three new senior vice presidents are highlighted in this week's look back.

Saudi Arabia Welcomes Its First-ever International Birdwatching Tour

Saudi Arabia Welcomes Its First-ever International Birdwatching Tour

BY The Arabian Sun / /

In early March, I had the pleasure of guiding the first-ever birdwatching tour of Saudi Arabia. The visit was organized by BirdTour Asia, one of the most preeminent companies catering to international birders in the region. Over the course of our six-day itinerary, the tour leaders, James Eaton and Rob Hutchinson, their British and American clients, and I recorded almost 170 species, 18 of which can only be found in Saudi Arabia or the wider region.

CEO Tours Company Facilities During Ramadan

CEO Tours Company Facilities During Ramadan

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Day in and day out, our people show their commitment to delivering energy that the world needs, and even during the holy month of Ramadan, when many of our employees are fasting, that commitment never wavers. This work is crucial, making Aramco one of the most reliable suppliers of energy to the world, and an engine to the Kingdom’s economy.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - April 27, 2022

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - April 27, 2022

BY AramcoWorld / /

This 25-centimeter alabaster disk, dating from the Akkadian period around 2300 BCE, shows what appears to be a temple ritual. Its principal figure is the woman second from left, who is identified on the reverse in Sumerian cuneiform characters that name her en hedu-anna, high priestess-ornament of heaven, wife of the god Nanna and daughter of the Akkadian King Sargon. It was found by English archeologist Sir Leonard Wooley in the mid-1920s.

Aramco Helps Raise Profile for Geomechanics in Middle East; Student Chapters Established

Aramco Helps Raise Profile for Geomechanics in Middle East; Student Chapters Established

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA), an international engineering and scientific society dedicated to all aspects of rock mechanics, is growing its presence in the Middle East announcing King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) has become the first university in the region to establish a student chapter for geomechanics.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - April 13, 2022

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - April 13, 2022

BY AramcoWorld / /

From the southwest, Ronda's limestone ramparts are split by the Tajo, or gorge, spanned since 1793 by the picturesque "New Bridge." The water mine, tunneled in the 12th century down through 60 meters of rock from the plateau to the river's edge, lies around a bend beyond the bridge.

Ashraf A. Al Ghazzawi Appointed as Vice President of Strategy & Market Analysis

Ashraf A. Al Ghazzawi Appointed as Vice President of Strategy & Market Analysis

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Ashraf A. Al Ghazzawi was appointed as the vice president of Strategy & Market Analysis on April 1, 2022, following his assignment as executive director of Strategy & Market Analysis since July 2021. Prior to joining Strategy & Market Analysis, Al Ghazzawi was Group Treasurer since January 2020.

Salah M. Al Hareky Appointed as Vice President

Salah M. Al Hareky Appointed as Vice President

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Salah M. Al Hareky, the company’s treasurer, was appointed vice president effective April 1, 2022. He has been treasurer since August 2021, and was controller for Aramco from September 2018. Prior to this, in May 2016, Al Hareky had been appointed as an officer of the company serving as treasurer.

Fahad M. Al Abdul Kareem Appointed as Vice President of Industrial Services

Fahad M. Al Abdul Kareem Appointed as Vice President of Industrial Services

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Fahad M. Al Abdul Kareem was appointed as vice president of Industrial Services on April 1, 2022, following an assignment as executive director of Industrial Services since November 2020. Al Abdul Kareem has wide experience in upstream, government relations, and international operations.

Faisal A. Al-Hajji Appointed as Vice President of Human Resources

Faisal A. Al-Hajji Appointed as Vice President of Human Resources

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Faisal A. Al-Hajji was appointed vice president of Human Resources (HR) on April 1, 2022, following his role as executive director of HR, which began in August 2021. Al-Hajji is responsible for the entire HR value chain operations of over 68,000 employees from more than 90 different countries, and programs that serve more than 400,000 employees, retirees, and dependents of Aramco.

Waleed A. Al-Saif Appointed as Vice President of New Business Development

Waleed A. Al-Saif Appointed as Vice President of New Business Development

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Waleed A. Al-Saif has been appointed vice president of Aramco’s New Business Development (NBD) organization, effective April 1, 2022. Prior to this appointment, he held the position of executive director of NBD, and before that, general manager of Portfolio Development & Transaction Execution, both within Aramco’s Corporate Development organization.

Khalid K. Al-Mulhim Appointed as Vice President of Corporate Affairs

Khalid K. Al-Mulhim Appointed as Vice President of Corporate Affairs

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Khalid K. Al-Mulhim has been appointed as vice president of Corporate Affairs, effective April 1, 2022. He had previously been serving as the executive director of Corporate Affairs since Aug. 1, 2021. Prior to this, Al-Mulhim was serving in an acting capacity from April 2021.

Bassam M. Asiri Appointed as Controller

Bassam M. Asiri Appointed as Controller

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Bassam M. Asiri has been appointed Controller with the company’s Finance, Strategy and Development organization, effective April 1, 2022. He had previously served as assistant controller since January 2018. Prior to that assignment, Asiri was acting general manager of Transaction Development with New Business Development — a position he assumed in June 2017.

Saudi Aramco Annual Report 2021

Saudi Aramco Annual Report 2021

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

This Annual Report covers financial and operational aspects of Aramco from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021, and is issued in both Arabic and English. The print version is identical to its PDF counterpart, which is available at aramco.com.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - March 30, 2022

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - March 30, 2022

BY AramcoWorld / /

On the afternoon that was to change his life, in the spring of 1952, Amara bin Thuqub recalls sitting cross-legged by the fire outside the reed house he shared with his family in the village of Rufaiya. His friend Sabaiti sat with him, and they sipped thick, rust-colored tea sweetened by plump, glutinous dates.

Aramco Ranks First in Oil and Gas Industry for Patents

Aramco Ranks First in Oil and Gas Industry for Patents

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Over the past 20 years, we strongly invested in innovation as part of our corporate culture to ensure our operations’ long-term sustainability and efficiency. As a result, our patent portfolio has continued to expand.

Aramco and Hyundai Collaborate on Advanced Fuels for Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Aramco and Hyundai Collaborate on Advanced Fuels for Hybrid Electric Vehicles

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco, Hyundai Motor Group, and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), have agreed to jointly research and develop an advanced fuel for an ultra lean-burn, spark-ignition engine that aims to lower the overall carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of a vehicle.