A Quick Look at Aramco’s Biodiversity Protection Areas Across the Kingdom

A Quick Look at Aramco’s Biodiversity Protection Areas Across the Kingdom

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Guided by our policies and standards, Aramco’s Biodiversity Protection Area (BPA) program directly contributes toward this year’s theme of “Build Back Biodiversity.” Our BPA program recognizes the exceptional biodiversity value of the Kingdom and currently affords protection to 12 BPAs covering an area of approximately 985 km2.

New Stratigraphy Lexicon Puts Kingdom’s Geology at Our Experts’ Fingertips

New Stratigraphy Lexicon Puts Kingdom’s Geology at Our Experts’ Fingertips

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Fifty-five years after its inception, the Kingdom’s stratigraphic lexicon is getting a makeover. Aramco’s Exploration admin area recently presented an updated stratigraphic lexicon to management, and more than 400 professionals and officially launched a new Lexicon Interface.

Aramcon Qiwei Wang Earns ‘Fellow’ Honor from Association for Materials Protection and Performance

Aramcon Qiwei Wang Earns ‘Fellow’ Honor from Association for Materials Protection and Performance

BY The Arabian Sun / /

In March of this year, the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) elected Qiwei Wang as a Fellow for his distinguished contributions in technology development and significant role in knowledge dissemination. The AMPP, with more than 40,000 members from over 130 countries, represents the global community of the protection of assets and the performance of industrial and natural materials.

Detroit Research Center Hosts Leaders from Gulfstream Aerospace, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Detroit Research Center Hosts Leaders from Gulfstream Aerospace, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Leaders from Gulfstream Aerospace and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently visited the Detroit Research Center to learn about Aramco’s innovative work to decarbonize transportation and develop new technologies to address energy challenges. They were shown our technologies for near-zero pollutant emissions, mobile carbon capture, and low climate impact fuels.

Forum Provides in-Kingdom Business Outlook to Drive Supply Chain Efficiency

Forum Provides in-Kingdom Business Outlook to Drive Supply Chain Efficiency

BY The Arabian Sun / /

An expert panel of global dignitaries, U.S. corporate leaders, and Aramco executives illustrated the climate for doing business in Saudi Arabia’s energy sector at the 2023 Supplier Forum in Houston. The annual event, co-hosted with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, coincides with the Offshore Technology Conference to maximize on the energy industry presence.

10,000 BBL Tanks Moved to NGL Site - 1977

10,000 BBL Tanks Moved to NGL Site - 1977

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the May 11, 1977 edition of The Arabian Sun. When the first of two new 740-ton high-pressure storage tanks nestled down onto its foundation at the Ju’aymah NGL site in mid-April, it did so with an ease quite foreign to any object so gigantically sized.

Field Welding - 1972

Field Welding - 1972

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the May 10, 1972 edition of Sun and Flare. Construction of the new QRT-8 and QA-6 lines, Aramco’s second 40”/42” pipeline, has been underway since March. The total pipeline consists of two onshore sections, approximately 94 kilometers in length, and a Tarut Bay crossing 4 kilometers long. A welding crew at work on a section of the QRT-8 is pictured above.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections -  May 10, 2023

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - May 10, 2023

BY AramcoWorld / /

With more than 150 published works, Eland Publishing reflects a worldly eclecticism, from reprints and re-releases of biographies to letters and even comic novels. The London-based publishing house has for 40 years brought new life to travel writing.

Rock Art, Rough Terrain, and Remarkable Sites

Rock Art, Rough Terrain, and Remarkable Sites

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Each year, we plan a trip to navigate around the Kingdom — a new adventure to connect with history in unique locations. We carefully select our team, equipment and tools, routes, and refueling plans. Earlier this year, we planned for an extended trip of some 2,800 km over seven days.

Naimi Presents Rolling Hills Country Club CEO Cup Awards - 1994

Naimi Presents Rolling Hills Country Club CEO Cup Awards - 1994

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the May 4, 1994 edition of The Arabian Sun. Some winning golfers stepped forward recently to receive their awards from Ali I. Naimi, Saudi Aramco president and chief executive officer, and the sponsor of the CEO Cup, an annual golf event hosted by Rolling Hills Country Club.

Aramco Announces First Quarter 2023 Results

Aramco Announces First Quarter 2023 Results

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Commenting on the results, Aramco president and CEO Amin Nasser, said: “The results reflect Aramco’s continued high reliability, focus on cost and our ability to react to market conditions, as we generate strong cash flows and further strengthen the balance sheet.

Biggest RT Storage Tank Now Nearing Completion - 1980

Biggest RT Storage Tank Now Nearing Completion - 1980

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From May 7, 1980 edition of The Arabian Sun. The biggest storage tank ever to be constructed at the Ras Tanura Terminal is now nearing completion. Designed to hold natural gasoline produced at the natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionation plant at Ju’aymah, the tank has a capacity of 1.5 million barrels...

Skyline Change at Ras Tanura - 1972

Skyline Change at Ras Tanura - 1972

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the May 3, 1972 edition of the Sun and Flare. SIX NEW COLUMNS for processing waste gas will soon manufacture more LPG for Aramco's growing markets here and abroad. Work on the first increment begin in July 1971 by driving nearly 1,000 steel piles 40 feet into the ground.

Khursaniyah Welcomes Retired Expat Employees

Khursaniyah Welcomes Retired Expat Employees

BY The Arabian Sun / /

More than 35 expatriate retirees and their families recently had an opportunity to connect with current and former employees on a visit to Khursaniyah Gas Plant (KGP) and the Northern Area Gas Operations’ neighboring plants.

Aramco’s Mobile Carbon Capture Technology Licensed for Commercialization

Aramco’s Mobile Carbon Capture Technology Licensed for Commercialization

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Twelve years ago, Aramco research scientist Esam Z. Hamad received an interesting research assignment: Design a system to capture carbon emissions from the exhaust pipe of a motor vehicle. Having knowledge of systems to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) in industrial plants, Hamad had a few ideas about how to scale down those systems to fit into a pickup truck.

Unique Mangrove Honey Wins Paris Award

Unique Mangrove Honey Wins Paris Award

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Mangrove honey produced in the Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia has won a gold medal in Paris. For centuries, mangrove forests along the shores of the Arabian Gulf have protected beaches from erosion, provided sanctuary for shrimp and fish spawn, absorbed carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and produced flowers that attract honey bees.

3,000 Attend Annual Arabian Horse Show - 1958

3,000 Attend Annual Arabian Horse Show - 1958

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the April 30, 1958 edition of The Sun and Flare. An audience estimated at 3,000 attended the second Annual Arabian Horse Day held Friday at the corral. The aim of the annual event is to demonstrate the competitive ability and versatility of the Arabian horse.

Gusty Winds Damage Trees, Roofs, Towers at Dhahran - 1957

Gusty Winds Damage Trees, Roofs, Towers at Dhahran - 1957

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the May 1, 1957 edition of The Sun and Flare. Sudden gusts of winds, reaching a velocity of 52 miles per hour, left a line of uprooted trees, buckled towers, and damaged roofs early Sunday afternoon in Dhahran and the surrounding area.

Ithra Gears up to Host Ninth Saudi Film Festival

Ithra Gears up to Host Ninth Saudi Film Festival

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The Saudi Film Festival, now in its ninth edition, will be held May 4-11 at the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) in Dhahran. The festival is one of the most prominent annual initiatives held by the Cinema Association in partnership with Ithra and supported by the Film Commission.