In this issue, learn more about how to ensure that your charitable donations are being used wisely, tips for keeping your kids safe in the home home, and advice on how to get the best selfie.
Saudi Aramco signed a shareholder agreement with National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV) to form a joint venture partnership to establish an integrated world-class on-shore rig and equipment manufacturing and aftermarket facility in Ras Al-Khair in Saudi Arabia. Per the shareholder agreement, Saudi Aramco will own 30% of the joint venture’s shares, while NOV will own the remaining 70%.
It’s a torrent of teenagers, flowing uphill toward me on the narrow trail. I step to the left, cramming myself into a wedge of stone wall beneath the spread of an olive tree as they clatter past in a cloud of bubble-gum perfume, sullen-eyed puffing, laughter and primary colors. The last in line gives me the side-eye as he shoulders an outsized loudspeaker up toward the trailhead on the slopes above.
Speaking at the OPEC International Seminar, Saudi Aramco president and CEO Amin Nasser said investment in the upstream oil sector would need to rebound following a period of decline from 2014 to 2016.
Saudi Aramco and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced today that they have signed a Framework Agreement to jointly develop the Ratnagiri Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (RRPCL), a 1.2 million barrels per day integrated mega refinery and petrochemicals complex at Ratnagiri, 215 miles south of Mumbai in Maharashtra, India.
Occasionally, when I get a really good shot, I can feel it. It’s almost like getting goosebumps. “This is too beautiful to be real. How did this happen? How was I so lucky to be here?”
Al Ahmadi is on board the Zamil Six. Around 20 feet away, Abdullah F. Al Amiri feels the effects of Al Ahmadi’s actions. Al Amiri is sitting patiently inside a LARS — a metal cage measuring 6 feet by 3 feet, as it stands perilously close to the edge.
Corrosion is a global problem that costs the world $2.5 trillion annually. This chemical process is most often seen on metal surfaces as rust and can result in catastrophic failure of infrastructure, such as bridges.
The Black Church in Braşov is so called due to a fire in 1689, and it holds more than 150 Ottoman rugs, the largest collection outside Turkey. The carpets, woven in western Anatolia, show floral, arabesque and geometric motifs, and most have never been walked upon. This display wall shows plain-niche prayer rugs.
A city known for its rich geologic surroundings served as the setting for the 2018 American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Annual Convention and Exhibition. Salt Lake City, a stone’s throw from the Green River Basin and its abundant natural gas reserves, was a good jumping off point for Saudi Aramco attendees, who participated in a pre-show conference field trip and then followed up with a high visibility show presence during the technical sessions, award ceremonies, and exhibition.
Saudi Aramco signed 16 contracts with seven companies to operate and maintain facilities in its community over the next 10 years. The contracts signing took place during a ceremony in Dhahran where Saudi Aramco signed the contracts with Al-Yamama Company for Trading and Contracting; Arabian Fal Holding Company; Abdulwahab Mansour Al-Moallam Sons Company; Rezayat Company Ltd; Al-Tamimi Global Company for Services and Maintenance; SRACO Company; and Nesma and Partners Contracting Company Ltd.
Scientists from Saudi Aramco’s Research and Development Center (R&DC) recently organized the eighth annual meeting of the Saudi Arabian Section of the Combustion Institute.
Muscat, Oman — Jabel Shams, in the heart of the northeastern region of Oman, is the highest point in the Arabian Gulf, reaching 3,009 meters above sea level. Last month, a group of more than 25 Aramcons arrived in Muscat to participate in a 10-kilometer challenge to hike up the striking Jabel Shams mountain peak, and back.
Have you ever been so steamed that you came unglued in a public place? That happened to me once, more than a thousand years ago. I blame my misfortune on your relentless obsession with hot baths, especially the Turkish kind passed on to the Ottomans by the Romans I knew so well. You hygienic humans love to relax in them, but for me, all that steam was a hiss of death. Long ago it loosed my grip and sent me into a downward spiral that ended in the darkest of places. I am better now, and it helps to talk about it—so here goes.
Saudi Aramco today signed the Unconventional Gas Stimulation Services contract with Halliburton to further improve the economics of Saudi Aramco’s Unconventional Resources Program.
Dhahran — Last week, HE Khalid A. Al Falih, Chairman of the Saudi Aramco Board of Directors, announced the appointment of five new members to the Board. The new directors are HE Mohammed A. Al-Jadaan, HE Mohammed M. Al-Tuwaijri, Peter L. Cella, Lynn Laverty Elsenhans, and Andrew N. Liveris (the appointment of Liveris is effective July 1, 2018.)
Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah is a twice-yearly magazine distributed to retired employees and adult children of the Saudi Aramco Enterprise.
Saudi Aramco today awarded a contract for a permanent communications system serving its Haradh Increment to Networks & System Integration S.A. Co. Ltd. (NESIC Saudi Arabia) as part of Aramco’s Gas Compression Program in Haradh and Hawiyah.
The Saudi Aramco Fire Protection Department (FrPD) recently collaborated with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) to deliver the First International Fire Operations Conference. Held at a Manama-area hotel under the patronage of Lt. General Sheikh Rashed Bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, Minister of Interior for the Kingdom of Bahrain, the historic forum created a platform for fire operations education on a global platform.
PETRONAS, Saudi Aramco Launch Corporate Identity of Their Refinery and Petrochemical Joint Ventures in Pengerang, Malaysia
Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), the national oil company of Malaysia and Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco); today launched the corporate identity for their joint ventures in the Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) located in Pengerang, Johor, Malaysia, namely Pengerang Refining Company Sdn Bhd (PRefChem Refining) *1 and Pengerang Petrochemical Company Sdn Bhd (PRefChem Petrochemical)*2, collectively known as “PRefChem”.