Along the east and west coasts of Saudi Arabia are two seas that contain a treasure of marine life that few knew existed -- and even fewer had ever seen. The Arabian Gulf was formed at the end of the last Ice Age, some 10,000 years ago, and the Red Sea's history goes back even further.
The Trans-Arabian Pipeline — or Tapline — has been officially recognized as Saudi Arabia’s first industrial heritage site. This is the story of how the 70-year-old oil pipeline won its place in history — and in the affections of those who worked on it. The Tapline, located in the northern Saudi Arabian desert, is considered a historical feat of engineering that brought energy to Europe in the aftermath of World War II.
Ali Mohammed Al-Baluchi, an Aramco retiree, has written an autobiography spanning more than 70 extraordinary years. The book, titled “Heart and Soul: A Memoir,” details many of the writer’s memories over 40 years with the company followed by more than 30 years in retirement.
Using a cassette tape recorder, Marcel Kurpershoek, left, prepares to record Nabati verses recited by Al Dubais al Ulawi, 81, in his majlis, or gathering room, at his home in the village of al-Suda’iyyah in 1988.
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After three decades, William “Lashar” Lavenue will be calling it a day and retiring from the company at the end of May. Lavenue began his oil and gas career in 1981 as a petroleum engineer with the Getty Oil Company in East Texas after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. He joined Aramco in May 1991 as a drilling engineer. At the time, the company was operating 18 rigs.
For a country that is mostly desert, Saudi Arabia has a surprisingly diverse population of wild animals and plants. A remarkable 499 species of bird have been recorded in the Kingdom, along with 117 mammal species, 107 reptile species, 1,230 fish species, 266 coral reef species, eight amphibian species, and more than 2,400 different types of flowering plants.
Aramco, Siemens Energy and the World Economic Forum Launch a Report on Cyber Resilience in the Oil & Gas Industry
Aramco, Siemens Energy and the World Economic Forum (WEF) have launched a co-lead report on Cyber Resilience in the oil and gas industry. The report, “Cyber Resilience in the Oil and Gas Industry Playbook”, establishes a blueprint for boards and business leaders to evaluate cyber risk and enhance cyber resilience across the industry.
For the better part of a thousand years, all over the Mediterranean Sea, one power dominated maritime commerce: Phoenicia. Based along the coast of what is today Syria, Lebanon and northern Israel, Phoenicians wrote down much less of their own history than did the Romans, who gradually overwhelmed them by around 200 BCE.
The Dhahran Community Nursery is planning to produce 150 kilograms of fresh produce every day through a new vertical farming project that utilizes eight greenhouses and three separate hydroponic systems to grow greens, vegetables, and fruits.
For centuries, people have gone to al-Taif, high in the Sarawat Mountains, to escape the summer heat and enjoy the cool, lush scenery in a relaxed atmosphere. But the southwestern city really comes to life when the curtain opens on the most important event of the year, the annual Rose Festival.
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.
What makes Aramco the world's most valuable integrated energy company, producing one out of every eight barrels of oil in the world, is its people. Year round, it is our people who travel far from home, in challenging environments, with unwavering attention to safety and health, providing energy that is the foundation for the world’s economy and the nation’s ambitions.
The energy markets saw a strong recovery in the first quarter of 2021 due to the ongoing re-balancing of supply and demand fundamentals, in addition to improved sentiment for an increase in global demand spurred by ongoing vaccination programs.
The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (“Aramco” or “the Company”) today announced its first quarter financial results, posting a 30% year-on-year increase in net income to $21.7 billion and declaring a dividend of $18.8 billion to be paid in Q2. The results were underpinned by higher oil prices and an improved economic environment in the first three months of 2021.
Aramco and SABIC Announce Plans to Realign Marketing and Sales, Commercial and Supply Chain Activities to Drive Efficiency and Add Customer Value
Aramco and SABIC today announce their intention to transfer the marketing and sales responsibility for a number of Aramco petrochemicals and polymers products to SABIC, and the offtake and resale responsibility of a number of SABIC products to Aramco Trading Company (ATC).
Aramco, through its Sea Water Injection Department (SWID), recently received international accolades for its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company received the “COVID-19 Response and Recovery of the Year” Award given by the Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI) at the organization’s virtual Resilience Excellence Summit.
James (Jim) J. Schultz, HR manager with the Corporate Venturing Department, retires from the company at the end of April. Born in Oakland, California, Schultz has spent almost 11 years with Aramco, joining the company in the fall of 2010 as a senior HR analyst.
Fenced to protect excavations that since the 1950s have yielded remains of at least 10 Neanderthals, Shanidar Cave lies in the foothills of the Baradost Mountains in Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq.
No two samples of crude oil are identical. Unlocking crude oil’s composition secrets is critical information for our customers. It is also fundamental work toward maintaining Aramco’s oil and gas production value chain. Just like each sand grain is different, each crude oil type has its own exclusive chemical and molecular characteristics.