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Manifa, Dawood M. Al-Dawood earn global recognition

Aramco has been honored with two accolades at the S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards

Manifa, Dawood M. Al-Dawood earn global recognition

Aramco has been honored with two accolades at the S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards, held virtually in New York.


The company’s vice president of Northern Area Oil Operations (NAOO), Dawood M. Al-Dawood, received the Lifetime Achievement Award, while Aramco’s Manifa Project received the Award of Excellence: Upstream Transformation.


Lifetime achievement


Aramco’s people are its greatest asset, and the Lifetime Achievement Award collected by Al-Dawood recognizes institutional and individual innovation, leadership, and performance.


Al-Dawood, who has 37 years of administrative and technical expertise spanning the hydrocarbon value chain, was recognized for his achievements with Aramco — reinforcing the competency of the company’s leaders and its proven model for directing operations and developing its workforce.



Al-Dawood’s award is a prime example of individual competencies and professional merit instilled at Aramco, serving as a testament to the company’s longstanding efforts to cultivate team spirit and cooperation. 


Aramco achieved this environment through equipping employees with the skills necessary to tap into their creativity, turn their ideas into reality and by encouraging each employee to improve their knowledge and ability through internal training and development programs.


These programs include vocational training and academic courses, such as the Advanced Degree Program, and ensure that the company’s future leaders follow in the footsteps of Al-Dawood, helping the company overcome challenges of the present, and achieve its strategic objectives well into the future.


Manifa comes out on top


In winning the Award of Excellence: Upstream Transformation, Manifa was competing with seven other projects. With its 22 man-made islands, Manifa is a keystone of articulated and eloquent development, management and production of the world’s fifth largest oil field while safeguarding the environment and creating innovative solutions. 


Aramco clearly demonstrated its commitment to the environment, emissions reductions, safer extraction techniques and investments in technology, while providing economic benefits. 


“Manifa is extraordinary. It combines creativity, determination, and our engineering prowess to delivering solutions to the seemingly impossible. It is a global triumph of engineering, nature, and human spirit,” said Abdul Rahman A. Al Ghamdi, manager of the Northern Area Well Completion Operations Department while accepting the award on behalf of the company. 


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