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Glorious 8 decades

EIGHTY years after the momentous signing of the May 29, 1933, concession agreement with American company Socal, Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter, is still working to add new crude increments to its massive reserves on the back of a $35 billion spend over the next five years in oil exploration and production (E&P) as part of an effort to maintain capacity...

The story of Saudi Aramco – Timeline

IN THE early 1930s, interest in the Gulf region’s oil rises sharply, sparked by finds in Persia...

How they found oil deep in the desert

A FEW months after the signing of the concession agreement between the Saudi government and Socal...

Well 7 was key to Saudi fortunes

THE oil-bearing rock was in a layer that geologists had dubbed the Arab Zone. The well, drilled into...

Role the pioneers played in Saudi

IN THE early decades of the 20th century, the people of what is today Saudi Arabia lived lives of...

Indelible mark left by a maverick

EVERYBODY worked their hearts out for him,” said Tom Barger, the miner-turned-geologist who became...

Super-giant oilfield still going strong after 62 years

SAUDI ARABIA’S Ghawar Oil Field is by far the largest conventional oil field in the world and...

Making best use of gas

GAS plays a key role in Saudi Arabia’s industrialisation, thanks to Saudi Aramco’s Master Gas System...

Total keen to expand Saudi downstream footprint

FRANCE’S Total is in discussions with Saudi Aramco to build a world-scale project attached to its...

Retal targets the mid-income sector in Eastern Province

ESTABLISHED in 2012 under the umbrella of Saudi Arabia’s diversified Al Fozan group, Retal Urban...

Mada seeks to blend functionality with pricing

IT IS approximately eight years since Mada Al Sharqiah Real Estate Development Company (Mada) was...

Maban dishes out affordable houses for mid-income sector

USING a business model that aims at providing exactly what the market requires, Maban Real Estate...

USGME investing in new technology

HEADQUARTERED in Dammam, Saudi Arabia and with a sales and distribution network across the region...

Pall Corporation opens new office in Saudi Arabia

PALL Corporation, a global leader in filtration, separation and purification, has inaugurated a new...

SADC providing localised service

SALAH J Elkadiki, vice president of operations and business development of Saudi Arabian Development...

John Crane, not simply a mechanical seal company

THE fast changing needs of customers in Saudi Arabia’s oil and gas market reflect the rapidly...

Abdel Hadi Abdullah Al Qahtani focuses on oilfield services

ESTABLISHED in 1940s, Abdel Hadi Abdullah Al Qahtani Group of Companies is considered to be one of...

Ventil leads innovation in valve testing equipment

IN ORDER to serve its Gulf-based customers in a better and quicker way, Ventil Test Equipment, one...

Stahl CraneSystems lifts market with its top service

GERMAN major Stahl CraneSystems (SCS), one of the leading brands and the largest manufacturer of...

Drydocks World supports maritime, oil and gas sectors

DRYDOCKS World is one of the most prominent names in the maritime industry. Over the past 30 years...

SPI offers better solutions on durability and strength

HAVING maintained a steady market growth, Saudi Pultrusion Industry (SPI) – a leading manufacturer...

Byrne creates niche as ‘all equipment’ rental provider

EQUIPMENT rental company Byrne Investments Saudi Arabia Limited is looking forward to create a niche...

Ekato provides advanced solutions in mixing technology

THE Ekato Group, with its headquarters in Schopfheim, Germany, is the global market leader in mixing...

Expertise Contracting makes a mark in services

EXPERTISE Contracting Company is one of the leading service providers in Saudi Arabia to various...

SPE: Boosting efficiency while saving money

TO MANAGE the challenges of increasingly complex plant operations and projects, the world’s top oil...

Saraya Al Bahar provides integrated solutions

SARAYA Al Bahar Property Development Company (Sarai) was established in 2008, as a Saudi company...

IES maintains its reputation for organising quality trade events

INTERNATIONAL Exhibition Services (IES) continues to maintain its reputation for organising high...

FourQuest Energy plans to bolster MECR presence

FOURQUEST Energy, a multi-national oilfield services company offers a variety of services, focusing...

Safaniya poses an enigma to most

FAR beneath the floor of the Arabian Gulf lies the Safaniya Field, the largest offshore oil...

Taking care of valuable valves ‘is crucial in production’: OGSG

VALVES, the heart of oil, gas and petrochemical plants and production facilities are valuable assets...

Tideland relies on ‘quality first’

TIDELAND Signal is the world’s leading manufacturer of aids to marine navigation (AtoN), developing...

Oilfield supplier Sascom on a growth trajectory

FOR more than 35 years Saudi Arabian Services Company Ltd (Sascom) has been supplying customers in...

QCS sees boom times in oil and gas sector

SAUDI-BASED Quality Control Services sees boom times for it in the kingdom over the next five years...

AQM plans to set up R&D facility to train Saudis

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

Hi-Force targets high-potential Saudi market

HI-FORCE, along with its exclusive distributor – Al Mojil Supply & Services (MSS) – is focusing...

Saad M Alyan offers quality products, services

SAAD M Alyan for Instrumentation and Calibration, one of the leaders in pressure and temperature...

OTN builds multi-service networks for pipelines

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

Hatcon delivers quality performance every time

ESTABLISHED in Saudi Arabia since the early 1980’s, Hajjan Trading and Industrial Services Company...

Linde-Sigas uses the power of gases to boost efficiency

LINDE-SIGAS, a subsidiary of the Linde Group, is a leading manufacturer of all bulk, industrial...

Bahri gears up to meet challenges in shipping

HAVING registered a strong growth in 2012, the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) is...

Nesaj doubles up as Saudi Arabia sees realty boosted

NATIVE to Oman there is a small, yellow and rather unique little bird. Known locally as Nassaj...

Alaa aggressively expands capacity

ALAA for Industry (AFI), one of the largest and most diverse industrial companies in the region, is...




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