Week 8 in Review: A mix of safety, petroglyphs, decades on the air and more
Amin Nasser's call to redouble our focus in the name of safety leads key messages from the week that was.
This was one of the key messages in the CEO's safety interview featured in Aramco LIFE and The Arabian Sun this week.
Protecting our Aramco family, others, and our future
A permanent part of our DNA with a history stretching back decades, safety is a key corporate value that has been integrated into our culture both at work and at home.
It has been evidenced not only in our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but also the adaptation of Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies that have greatly improved our safety as individuals and a company as a whole.
"This is a journey that never ends," said president and CEO Amin Nasser. "We have a long and proud safety record, but the bar keeps getting higher."
Aramco celebrates 64 years on the air
For years, Aramco's voice has been broadcast prominently throughout the region, a mix of music, messaging, and a strong dose of history going back more than six decades. Still a force in a much more competitive market than the late 1930s, the company's stalwart Studio 1 and Studio 2 stations reach an estimated 1 million listeners every day.
At the center of Community Services
With more than 200 inputs and outputs, the Center uses the latest in visualization technology to deliver a real-time, holistic view of Community Services operations. The Control Center is fully integrated with the new 939 Call Center, which handles the maintenance requests for around 30,000 resident across the Kingdom. The 24/7 operation has 25 agents handling around 3,000 calls per week.
The Call Center's scope will soon be expanded to cover more than 25,000 office users in CS managed offices.
LAB7: Empowering a new generation of innovators
Named after the company's first commercial oil well, LAB7 will support a new kind of pioneer to turn their vision into reality -- the digital and technical entrepreneurs of the 21st century.
A purpose-built facility now under construction in Dhahran, it will offer full technical and manufacturing support to projects accepted for the LAB7 program, as well as business development guidance to maximize their commercial prospects.
A rare discovery
During a trip with his father to the ancient city of Tayma north of Medina, Aramcon Ghaith A. Alshaia made the discovery of a lifetime.
The geophysicist came across a unique petroglyph featuring a hunter holding a wide bow. Dressed in a hat adorned with a long feather and an izaar, the image is believed to be thousands of years old.