Aramco World - September 2017

Aramco World - September 2017

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Aramco World, 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.

The Hajj: An Appreciation

The Hajj: An Appreciation

BY Saudi Aramco World / /

In response to God's injunction to mankind prescribing the Pilgrimage to Mecca (the Koran, Sura III, verse 97), countless followers of Islam, rising yearly from the global ocean of humanity, have sallied forth to make the Hajj for almost 14 centuries.

Arabic Women’s Group helps build cultural bridges with ‘Arabian Nights’

Arabic Women’s Group helps build cultural bridges with ‘Arabian Nights’

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Ras Tanura’s (RT) Arabic Women’s Group is a significant multicultural group that builds bridges of understanding between the Arabic culture and other cultures within Saudi Aramco. Members enjoy monthly meetings that include educational and recreational speakers, product demonstrations, and design instruction.

CNOOC Receives First Cargo from Saudi Aramco

CNOOC Receives First Cargo from Saudi Aramco

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) recently received the first-ever cargo of Arabian crude oil at its flagship Huizhou refinery in South China’s Guangdong Province.

Abqaiq: The Friendly City Gazette - July-August 2017

Abqaiq: The Friendly City Gazette - July-August 2017

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Abqaiq The Friendly City Gazette is a free monthly publication published by the Southern Area/Central Region Community Services Department for Saudi Aramco employees and dependents in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia.

Dow and Saudi Aramco Sign MOU for Potential Equity Ownership Restructure in Sadara Joint Venture

Dow and Saudi Aramco Sign MOU for Potential Equity Ownership Restructure in Sadara Joint Venture

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) and the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) today announced a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that sets forth a process for Dow to acquire an additional 15 percent ownership interest from Saudi Aramco in Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara), a joint venture developed by the two companies.

Summer Enrichment Program Offers New Concepts and Practices for Students

Summer Enrichment Program Offers New Concepts and Practices for Students

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The Saudi Aramco Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) has recently completed its 2017 session, and has fulfilled a fundamental shift in its concept, transforming from what had essentially been a basic English language course to a potentially life-changing experience for the young participants.

Khogeer Elected as the First Arab Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Khogeer Elected as the First Arab Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Ahmed S. Khogeer, a senior project engineer with Saudi Aramco’s Special Kingdom Projects Department, was recently elected to the degree of fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) — the highest degree of membership an engineer can reach in the institute. He is the institute’s first fellow from the Arab region.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - August 23, 2017

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - August 23, 2017

BY AramcoWorld / /

This week the United States experienced its first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years. In that light, we turn our eyes to the skies in this issue's feature "Arabic in the Sky," first published in 2010. Many have heard of the first-magnitude starts Rigel, Deneb, Aldebaran and Vega; Alnitak, Alnilam and Mintaka are the stellar trio that make up the "belt" of the constellation Orion.

Dimensions International - Summer 2017

Dimensions International - Summer 2017

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Bringing wildlife back to the empty quarter | EXPEC ARC establishes innovative upstream laser technology for downhold applications | Aramco Fuel Research Center presents Octane-on-Demand vehicle | China Development Forum lays groundwork for alignment.

Sadara Commemorates Commissioning of All 26 Plants

Sadara Commemorates Commissioning of All 26 Plants

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara), a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and The Dow Chemical Company, on Monday celebrated the commissioning of the last of its 26 plants — an isocyanates section currently producing crude quantities of toluene diisocyanate (TDI) and other specialty chemicals.

Young Saudis Bring Zuluf GOSP-3 Back Online

Young Saudis Bring Zuluf GOSP-3 Back Online

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Working day and night, a group of diligent employees in the deep waters of the Arabian Gulf recently, and successfully, demothballed the Zuluf Gas-Oil Separation Plant 3 (GOSP-3) after several months of hard work on the plant’s platforms.

Observing Ramadan as a Non-Muslim: 5 Things I Experienced

Observing Ramadan as a Non-Muslim: 5 Things I Experienced

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Greetings to my Muslim friends and colleagues, and I hope you have had a blessed and reflective holy month of Ramadan. As someone who has lived in Muslim majority countries for over 10 years, Ramadan has become a season of my life, much like Christmas and Thanksgiving.

Unconventionals Conference Highlights Fast Pace of Technology Gains

Unconventionals Conference Highlights Fast Pace of Technology Gains

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

For a fifth straight year, Aramco participated in North America’s Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) with an eye toward learning and sharing its proficiency in optimizing production from unconventional resources — namely shale and tight gas.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - August 09, 2017

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - August 09, 2017

BY AramcoWorld / /

On display in the Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum in the coastal town of South Shields, at the mouth of the River Tyne, some 300 kilometers north of Manchester, England, is a tombstone relief showing a seated, robed woman, her face worn or chiseled away.

MoU Signed with KBR to Strengthen Company’s in-Kingdom Procurement of Services

MoU Signed with KBR to Strengthen Company’s in-Kingdom Procurement of Services

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco’s commitment to develop a competitive and reliable local supply chain through its In-Kingdom Total Value Add (IKTVA) program was given a significant boost with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with one of its key supply chain partners, Kellogg Brown & Root Limited (KBR).

Creating and Sustaining an Innovation Culture

Creating and Sustaining an Innovation Culture

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

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.

Reducing Power Consumption with a World’s First in Automation Technology

Reducing Power Consumption with a World’s First in Automation Technology

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Southern Area Oil Operations has successfully completed the world’s first pilot project to implement Advanced Process Control (APC) technology in the Khurais oil field to reduce power consumption by efficiently managing electrical submersible pumps (ESPs) that are located inside the well. This cutting-edge technology positions Saudi Aramco as a leader of automation technology in conventional oil fields.