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Our success is built on our people and their amazing work. Click below to find out more about their careers as well as our successful, and upcoming projects.

Empowered to learn

With an eye on empowering and engaging young employees, Saudi Aramco’s EXPEC Advanced Research Center (ARC) has launched several development programs over recent years targeting niche groups with the goal of expanding their skill sets.

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Oil and Gas Woman of the Year 2017: Abeer Olayan

Oil and Gas Middle East and Refining and Petrochemicals Middle East recently held its eighth annual award ceremony to recognize excellence in Middle East upstream and downstream industries. Abeer Olayan, a petroleum scientist at the EXPEC Advanced Research Center (EXPEC ARC) who develops new materials for drilling fluids and cementing, was recognized for her outstanding contributions to the oil and gas industry.

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Mapping the Red Sea

Saudi Aramco undertakes an unprecedented geological task on the Kingdom’s West Coast as we look to first understand, and then uncover, the treasures buried beneath the waters of the Red Sea.

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LinkedIn Award Winner

We are delighted to announce that we have once again been recognized as one of the region’s most attractive companies to work for, as we have been named Best Employer Brand within the MENA region, at the recent LinkedIn 2017 Talent Awards Ceremony. The award has been bestowed on Saudi Aramco for the second consecutive year. 

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Creating and sustaining a culture of innovation

What do you get when you put an inventor, industrial design specialist, patent attorney, commercialization and licensing specialist, and entrepreneurial specialist together in one room for three days? The answer is the ultimate mentorship accelerator for taking great ideas to market.

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Agreements signed to promote bilateral trade and investment between Saudi Arabia and U.S.

Saudi Aramco has signed agreements with major U.S. companies which will pave way for the company to enhance its business synergy with the U.S. as well as attracting investments from its U.S. counterparts to the Kingdom.

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Oil will play a key role in meeting future global energy demand

Saudi Aramco President and Chief Executive Officer Amin H. Nasser said that as the global oil market rebalances, the industry needs to avoid letting short term factors overshadow the need for long term investments.

Oil will play a key role in meeting future global energy demand despite scenarios of peak demand and stranded resources, which are misplaced, Nasser explained at the 18th International Oil Summit.

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A step forward in fuel technology

Collaboration and technology go hand-in-hand and this was on full display when the Aramco Fuel Research Center (AFRC) in Paris unveiled the latest development in its energy efficient, Octane-on-Demand (OoD) engine technology. Since 2013 the project has been a collaboration with prestigious French energy research institute IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN), with the goal of improving fuel efficiency and reducing emissions.

IFPEN, a leader in its field, which also receives Saudi Aramco sponsored students, brings with it a very strong background in engine fuel matching, and for its part, Saudi Aramco brings knowledge of fuel production and industrial networks.

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Transforming offshore transportation

Transforming offshore transportation

Marine Department offers innovative solution for offshore passengers: It’s fast, it’s cost-effective, and it has revolutionized the delivery of rig crews working in the Tanajib area. Where helicopters and crew boats once transported workers and equipment, two Fast Crew Supply Vessels — the Alya McCall and Seacor Leopard — dash between locations in a more efficient and safe manner. Able to reach speeds of up to 42 knots, these two vessels also have a capacity of at least 100 passengers each, as well as hundreds of square feet of deck space for cargo.

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An environmental success in Manifa

Senior management from Saudi Aramco’s Manifa Producing and the Environmental Protection departments met with King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals for an update on the environmental achievements and long-term conservation projects at the company’s flagship program for environmental stewardship.

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UAVs take flight for explorationists

The search for oil and gas requires geologists and explorationists to conduct studies on outcrops of rock layers that hold hydrocarbon. Understanding the characteristics of such layers is essential in assessing their potential to hold and produce oil and gas.

 

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Hasbah – new challenges, new solutions

In the deep water of the gorgeous Arabian Gulf lie the Hasbah and Arabiyah fields. Discovered in 2008, these natural gas fields are key to our vision for energy in the Kingdom. By tapping into this rich resource, we hope to nearly double our gas supplies over the next 10 years to reach more than 20 billion standard cubic feet per day (Bscfd). This will increase the share of gas — the least environmental polluting fuel — in the utility fuel mix to more than 70% and help to satisfy domestic power demand, thus freeing up more high value liquids for industry and export.

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Transformational energy

Speaking at the 23rd World Energy Congress in Istanbul, the Saudi Aramco CEO, Amin Nasser, set out our bold vision for the entire energy industry. With the theme “Embracing New Frontiers,” Nasser pinpointed the twin challenges of the energy industry; low oil prices and slowing global investments in oil and gas projects, which are tightening the supply-demand balance, before stating that investment will always be the answer.

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Worldwide research facilities

Ours is a business built on innovation. As well as making the most from every drop of oil, our network of research centers around the globe are looking into ways of producing energy from every means possible.  Not only does this mean we can provide more energy at lower cost, it ensures our reserves live longer for our customers around the globe.

Read on to gain an insight into our international network of first-rate facilities and the range of research we’re currently undertaking.

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Saudi Arabia's Vision for 2030 and Saudi Aramco

On the sidelines of HRH Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin ‘Abd Al-‘Aziz Al Sa’ud’s recent visit to the United States to convey the Saudi Vision 2030 and invite collaboration, HE Khalid A. Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, and Chairman of Saudi Aramco’s Board of Directors, took part in disseminating the message, also taking time to share Saudi Aramco’s strategy to help implement Vision 2030.

 

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The 3 themes of Saudi Arabia’s Vision for 2030

To build the best future for Saudi Arabia, Vision 2030 is built around three themes: a vibrant society, a thriving economy, and an ambitious nation.

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Downstream strategy expands to Indonesia

Indonesia is a rising powerhouse in the global economy with a refining sector that has vast potential and rising local demand for domestic energy products. To continue to fuel the country’s development, state-owned PT Pertamina and Saudi Aramco have signed a Heads of Agreement (HoA) to upgrade the Cilacap Refinery located in Central Java, with an investment of $5.5 billion.

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Saudi Aramco’s Unconventional Gas Program

Since signalling a long-term commitment to unconventional resources a few years ago, Aramco’s unconventional gas program has shown the potential to complement future in-Kingdom gas supply. This is significant as unconventional gas is key to meeting the Kingdom’s growing energy needs with cleaner burning natural gas for domestic power generation.

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Unconventional Gas: A growing resource

Over the last few years there has been a surge of interest for unconventional gas around the world. With newly discovered unconventional gas resources being distributed globally and adding substantially to already known reserves of natural gas, many countries have hope that they may be able to secure new domestic gas supplies.

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Aramco delivers innovation at COP21

Saudi Aramco demonstrated its ongoing commitment to climate change at the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference (COP21) held in Paris in December 2015. Maintaining a strong presence at the event, we exhibited a number of technological displays, which focused on reducing the use of fossil fuels. 

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Carbon capture — demonstrating our environmental stewardship

Carbon capture and sequestration is the process of capturing waste carbon dioxide (CO2) from large sources, such as power plants, and then storing and depositing it underground where it will not enter the atmosphere. As the largest of its kind in the Middle East, our first carbon capture and enhanced oil recovery pilot project demonstrates our commitment to proactively address environmental issues.

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Sadara – a game changer in chemicals

The Sadara Chemical Company is a joint venture that creates synergy between Saudi Aramco and one of the world’s leading science and technology companies, The Dow Chemical Company. With an investment of around U.S. $20 billion, it is under construction in Jubail Industrial City on Saudi Arabia’s eastern coast, and will be the largest integrated chemical complex ever built in a single phase in the world.

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The Manifa field development

Development of the Manifa field, the world’s fifth largest oil field, will soon reach its full potential. Find out what we’ve done and how we’ve broken world records.

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The Karan Program

The Karan offshore gas field development was completed ahead of schedule and under budget – and that’s not the only achievement.

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The Wasit Gas Plant

The Wasit Gas Plant is one of the largest gas plants Saudi Aramco has ever built.

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Yanbu’ Export Refinery Project (YASREF)

We’re a partner in a joint venture to construct what will be the Kingdom’s most advanced petroleum refinery.

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Sadara Chemical Company

Find out how we’re working in partnership with a leading science and technology company to operate a world-scale, integrated chemicals complex.

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Jazan Refinery and Terminal

The Jazan Economic City Project is part of a strategy to nurture non-oil based industries and expand the Kingdom’s existing industries.

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Unconventional Gas Program

Unconventional gas has become a game changer in our upstream production strategy and a potential fuel for the Kingdom’s energy demand growth.

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Midyan

In 2013, we launched our first project in the Tabuk region to build a gas plant in the Midyan gas field.

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Projects inspired by technology

Discover how new technologies and innovations have underpinned our work and led to award-winning, breakthrough products.

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Exciting initiative in the Capital Program Assurance Division

We are implementing new work processes to execute Capital Programs identified in our 10 year Investment Plan.

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Testing smart, competitive biochemicals

Oil-water emulsions are formed during oil production and represent a challenge in the oil industry. Find out how we’re meeting it.

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Two patents pending

Two patents have been submitted to the Law department for filing with the USPTO.

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Sophisticated pilot plant facilities

The Research & Development Center (R&DC) hosts sophisticated pilot plant facilities, which support relevant research, technology and specialized technical services.

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Motiva Refinery Expansion

The expansion of Motiva has made it the world’s sixth-largest refinery.

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Khurais Increment

The Khurais Crude Oil Increment demonstrates our ability to handle megaprojects safely. Discover how it’s boosted the production capacity of Saudi Arabia’s oil.

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Shaybah Fields Expansion

The Shaybah Fields Expansion involves a 250,000 bpd oil production expansion increment and the construction of a new NGL recovery plant.

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Saudi Aramco Total Refining & Petrochemical Company (SATORP)

Saudi Aramco is a partner in a joint venture to build a 400,000 bpd grass roots, full-conversion refinery with integrated petrochemical production.

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