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On May 1st 1939 King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud inaugurated the first tanker load of Saudi oil at Ras Tanura, two months later the well being drilled at Dammam #12 exploded into a blazing inferno killing five Americans and Saudis. Burning eight thousand barrels of oil a day, the well was lost but if the blowout continued the whole field was threatened because it might lose reservoir pressure so that the oil would have to be pumped out at great expense.
Many of you have been interested in the Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Program for Strategic Research and Studies at the University of Central Florida program that was announced on Aramco ExPats August 2013. This program is a partnership between UCF and Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, a private university in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.