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Focused on expansion

SAUDI ARAMCO, the world’s biggest oil company in terms of oil reserves and production, plans to build refineries in China and Indonesia as part of a $200 billion spending programme to double refining capacity and explore for oil and natural gas during the next decade. The national oil company of Saudi Arabia is going ahead with a refinery in China and is still waiting for “good terms to be put on the table” for a processing plant in Indonesia, according to president and chief executive officer...

Saudis ready to cover shortfall

SAUDI ARABIA could raise its crude oil production by 2 mbpd almost immediately, Oil Minister Ali Al...

Karan to supply 1.8 bcfd of gas

AS SAUDI ARABIA’S industrial base expands, Saudi Aramco is sharply expanding its natural gas...

Oil giant alleviates global shortages

THE world’s biggest crude oil exporter Saudi Arabia has signalled its commitment to a policy of...

Abqaiq recovery rate enhanced

SAUDI ARAMCO has raised the recovery rate at its Abqaiq oil field, one of the kingdom’s oldest...

Total and Aramco in talks for Satorp 2

SAUDI ARAMCO and its partner Total are studying the possibility of a second phase of their...

Khursaniyah gas facilities launched

SAUDI ARAMCO started operating its gas facilities in Khursaniyah with a total capacity of 1.8...

LOF goes mobile

BUILT in 2010, DesertRay is the result of pioneering work carried out by laser scientists at Saudi...

Work starts on refinery

WORK is under way on a new 400,000 barrel per day (bpd) day refinery at Yanbu in Saudi Arabia which...

Clean fuels from Ras Tanura on way

SAUDI ARAMCO hopes to start cleaner fuels and aromatics production at its largest crude oil refinery...

Aramco seeks 500 ppm gasoil

SAUDI ARAMCO has been approaching European sellers for 500 parts per million (ppm) gasoil, which...

Hi-tech drive to continue

SAUDI ARAMCO’S vice president for northern area oil operations reiterated his company’s commitment...

Crude production raised substantially

SAUDI ARABIA’S role as “swing producer” and emergency cushion capable of raising its output has been...

GigaPowers delves deep into reservoirs

GIGAPOWERS – a Saudi Aramco technology unveiled in 2010 – is the second generation of the company’s...

Workforce gets ready for new challenges at UPDC

A NEW future-oriented training complex has changed the skyline of the Dhahran Core Area, Aramco’s...

R&DC hailed for breakthroughs

THREE high-profile Research and Development Centre (R&DC) projects and technologies represent...

Aramco shows strategic intent

SAUDI ARABIA wants to transform Aramco from a leading oil and gas company into a fully integrated...

1.2m mangroves to be planted along shores

SAUDI ARAMCO has set in motion an ambitious plan to plant more than 1 million mangroves along the...

Rigs set for new record

SAUDI ARABIA may raise the number of its drilling rigs to a record high above 150 next year as the...

Empty Quarter gas faces price hurdle

SAUDI ARABIA will not be able to develop the known gas resources in the Rub Al Khali (Empty Quarter...

Pact with MIT to boost research

SAUDI ARAMCO president and CEO Khalid A Al Falih and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT...

Oil trading division is up and running

SAUDI ARABIA, the world’s largest oil exporter, has long been a dominant force in the oil market...

Cleaning up of amine

TESTING of an amine-regeneration technology at two natural gas processing plants owned and operated...

2m Saudis to be trained

HIGHLIGHTING the need for change in the way the kingdom approaches education, Khalid A Al Falih...

Safe shelter from Sprung

SPRUNG Instant Structures located in Manama, Bahrain, is a member of the Sprung Group of Companies...

Unimac’s infrastructure prowess continues to grow

UNITED Maintenance & Contracting Company (Unimac) is a specialised engineering and contracting...

Setra is gearing up for boom times in Saudi Arabia

SAUDI Electronic Trading Company (Setra), a specialist in setting up data centre infrastructure and...

Al Abdulkarim Holding offers diverse services

AL ABDULKARIM Holding Company (AKHC) is one of Saudi Arabia’s leading suppliers and stockists of...

Intergraph unveils new SmartPlant solution

THROUGHOUT the years, many leading owner operators have chosen Intergraph’s industry-leading...

Zamil Offshore serving Saudi Aramco for the last 35 years

ZAMIL Offshore Services was founded by the Zamil Group in 1977 with the prime objective of providing...

Korea’s eTEC starts work on Sipchem’s ethyl acetate plant

KOREA’S leading engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor eTEC Engineering and...

Geyad plans major expansion, adds new fabrication unit

GEYAD for Commerce & Import Company (Geyad), a leading Saudi Arabian manufacturer of structural...

Carrier makes the world a cooler place

WHAT started as an invention to control humidity in a US printing plant in 1902 has forever changed...

Proceq launches portable metal hardness tester Equostat 3

PROCEQ – the inventor of Leeb rebound hardness testing – has applied its many years of experience to...

New Asry facilities bolster offshore repair capabilities

ASRY Offshore Services (AOS) division was initially created through a strategic initiative to bring...

Al Qahtani Maritime leads through innovation, hi-tech

AL QAHTANI Maritime (AQM), one of the leading Saudi companies providing oil, gas and water drilling...

­Rabigh 2 expansion get green light

SAUDI ARAMCO and Sumitomo Chemical have decided to proceed with an expansion of their joint venture...

Investment arm eyes ventures

SAUDI ARAMCO has launched an investment arm to buy into companies that have developed technologies...

Exploration targets Red Sea

SAUDI ARABIA is beginning an oil exploration push that it says is expected to turn up 100 billion...

Proven reserves fall by 400m barrels to 7-year low

SAUDI ARAMCO says its proven crude and condensate reserves dipped to their lowest level since 2004...

No plans to raise output capacity

SAUDI ARABIA has more spare oil production capacity than is required by government directive and has...

First shale gas may be pumped by 2020

SAUDI ARAMCO is seeking to begin producing natural gas from shale rock in the country before the end...

Knowledge shared through education

SAUDI ARAMCO remains committed to supporting education programmes that focus on math, science and...

Motiva plant crisis to affect exports

SAUDI ARABIA’S unexpected surge in oil exports to the US this year has fallen into question...

Quadrise refinery technology chosen

SAUDI ARAMCO has approved the use of technology from Quadrise Fuels, a British fuel technology firm...

Damage from cyber attack rectified

SAUDI ARAMCO has resumed operating its main internal computer networks after a virus infected about...

Aramco leads the way in developing human potential

FROM the very beginning, Saudi Aramco has supported the development and transfer of knowledge within...

Bahrain’s AMA spreads wings across the region

ESTABLISHED in 1954, Ahmed Mansoor Al-A’ali (AMA Group) is today one of the largest and most reputed...

Avis Saudi Arabia races ahead with 9,000-strong fleet

FOUNDED in 1946 by Warren Avis, Avis was the first company to rent cars from airport locations and...

OTN Systems builds secure multi-service networks

OIL and gas installations have specific networking requirements. To fully support these demanding...

Al Najim provides a wide range of services to diverse industries

AL NAJIM Saudi International Company, also known locally as Nasico, is well poised to expand its...

Fuel oil ‘imported for summer’

SAUDI ARAMCO in July shipped fuel oil from Rotterdam in Northwest Europe to its Red Sea port of...

Expec Arc develops new downhole tool

TO ENSURE maximum future hydrocarbon recovery from its fields, Saudi Aramco is increasing the number...

Aramco, KACST sign JV deal

THE King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and Saudi Aramco have inked a deal to...

Nerve centre keeps the wheels moving

HOSTING visiting heads-of-state and international dignataries is no stress for the men and women who...

Sino Saudi Gas to delay drilling

SINO SAUDI GAS, a joint venture between China’s Sinopec and Saudi Aramco, will delay drilling in the...

Plans to drill in the Western Province

SAUDI ARABIA, which has one-fifth of the world’s proven oil reserves and maintains the world’s...

High fliers head East

WITH nearly 4 billion people, almost 60 per cent of the world’s population, Asia consumes 31 percent...

Al Suwaiket and Al Busaies are top legal eagles

THE rapid growth of Saudi Arabia’s economy and the diverse activities carried out by both the...

Delmon starts local production of Frac sand and proppant

IN keeping with the current trend of creating higher value and more diverse products in the oil and...

Vela merger sails ahead

SAUDI ARAMCO and the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) have signed a non-binding...

Vow to fulfil commitments

AS THE world’s largest petroleum company, Saudi Aramco is always being asked about the future of oil...

EMS started at facilities

THE Environmental Protection Department (EPD) of Saudi Aramco has introduced the Environmental...

OSBV hosts key event

OFFSHORE Solutions BV (OSBV), the joint venture between AMEC and Cofely Nederland NV, is holding the...

AES Arabia expands

AES Arabia, a total water and waste water management and solutions provider, is in the process of...

Top Mideast contracting firms invest in StruM.I.S

EPC contractors, main contractors and steel fabricators from across the Middle East region...

CPS-Arabia raises the bar in overhead lifting sector

CENTRAL Plant Services Company (CPS-Arabia) is focusing on raising the level of professionalism in...

Youth from Middle East rise to Shell’s mobility challenge

A TOTAL of 119 student teams from all over Asia and the Middle East came together at the Sepang...

Aromatics focus to offer key benefits

A NEW wave of aromatics investments is under discussion in Saudi Arabia. As part of a move further...

CTS wins Aramco tank deal

CTS Middle East, which specialises in products used for aboveground storage tanks, has been selected...

Specialist knowledge gives Ramboll key advantages

INNOVATIVE thinking is a must to become a successful engineering consultancy in today’s oil and gas...

Petchem boom drives Dar Consulting growth

ADIB Al-Zamil & Khalid Al-Fouzan Company (Dar Consulting Engineers), a leading Saudi design and...

Zulfi Welding Electrodes cashing in on the boom

RIDING high on a buoyant oil and gas industry, Zulfi Welding Electrodes Factory (ZWEF), one of Saudi...

Radian O&G is committed to energy conservation

RADIAN Oil and Gas (Radian O&G) services started operations in 2010, led by a strong team with years...

Amco-Weir is a key service provider to the industry

WEIR Arabian Metals Company (Amco Weir) is an engineering and general machining subsidiary of the...




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