About an hour from Dhahran, along a stretch of natural and wild coast, you get to al-Uqair. Fifty miles northeast of the fertile oasis of al-Hasa and its main city of Hofuf, the journey to al-Uqair features beautiful lush scenery with a path full of palm trees that arise misaligned in bushes and throw their branches into transparent and pristine waters.
Reorganization designed to enhance Aramco’s competitiveness and support its vision to be the world’s preeminent integrated energy and chemicals company.
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During these challenging times, work at the Abqaiq horse stables has not stopped. The Abqaiq Arabian Horse Association (AAHA) team here have had to adapt and learn new skills to keep the horses and the facility in first-class condition.
When Saudi Aramco became a Global Partner of Formula 1 auto racing, it made perfect sense. Formula 1 is a sport based on technology, teamwork, and a constant drive for innovation.
With every stitch of Hindamme, his ready-to-wear fashion line, 32-year-old Mohammed Khoja inches closer to a global spotlight. Khoja launched Hindamme—an Arabic word he explains refers to “perfect form and harmony”—in 2016 for the youthful, playful and heritage-aware.
1945 was a historically monumental year. The war in Europe had ended in May with the victory of the allies over Germany and the war with Japan would end in August.
The company’s community in Shaybah has established a solar powered greenhouse to become self-sufficient in landscape supplies, reducing costs, emissions, and enhancing supply resilience.
The narrow lane passed under a vaulted passageway and emerged back into the bright sunshine as it wound through Tozeur’s Ouled el-Hadef quarter. The houses in this centuries-old neighborhood open privately onto interior courtyards, offering the narrow streets only tall exterior walls with high, slitted windows and stout doors made of palm wood.
On Wednesday, we announced the successful completion of our acquisition of a 70% stake in Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) — one of the world’s most significant, diversified chemicals companies — from the Public Investment Fund, the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia.
Aramco today announced the successful completion of its share acquisition of a 70% stake in Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) from the Public Investment Fund (PIF), the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia, for a total purchase price of SAR 259.125 billion (US$ 69.1 billion), equating to SAR 123.39 price per share.
Hussain Albahrani can see the miraculous in the mundane. That talent won him the Society of Professional Engineers’ (SPE) Gulf Coast North America Regional Award-Ph.D. Division for a project that provides a model for predicting rock failure while drilling is ongoing.
A bottle of frankincense essential oil sits on a branch of a frankincense tree (Boswellia sacra) in the Dhofar Governate of Oman, where a semiarid climate and limestone geology have proven especially hospitable for its cultivation for more than 3,000 years. Frankincense from Oman was instrumental in the rise of early kingdoms in the region, and today it is a center for one of the most popular of essential oils.
Aramco’s Gretchen M. Gillis was recently voted president-elect of the American Association of Petroleum Engineers (AAPG) for the 2020-21 term. She will assume the role of AAPG president for the 2021-22 term.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) recently released its annual World Energy Investment report, which claims that the COVID-19 pandemic is causing the biggest fall in global energy investment in history.
From 1933 to present day, Aramco’s remarkable journey from an exploration effort to the world’s most profitable company has been unprecedented, and it began with the signing of the Concession Agreement.
In-line with Saudi Aramco’s Digital Transformation Program – which capitalizes on innovative Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies to deliver energy more sustainably and efficiently – Aramco Asia recently deployed a “smart helmet.”
Since the hieroglyphs on the Rosetta stone were deciphered in 1822, scholars have learned a great deal about early Egypt. But the language of Nubia, Egypt’s rival to the south, remains untranslated, with the result that far less is known about Nubia.
The unprecedented challenges the world is facing force us all to sharpen our focus on what really matters. Our immediate priority, as CEOs, is to do everything we can so that our people and communities are safe and capable of confronting the pandemic effectively.
Warmed by a campfire and the notes of an ‘ud, hiking guides near Saint Catherine, Egypt, fill an evening with song.