Young Aramco engineers believing the impossible is possible

Employees playing a critical role in success of company projects.

Young Aramco engineers believing the impossible is possible

Young engineers in the Onshore Maintain Potential Projects Department (OMPPD) are playing a critical role in ensuring the success of major company projects. 

The 650 professional project management employees operate under the Upstream Project Management (UPM) area, and executed more than 500 projects in 2020.

Mohammed A. Al Qahtani, general manager of UPM, praised the capabilities and talent of the young employees in his area.

OMPPD’s success depends on the development and promotion of young talents using new technologies, he added.

Youthful voices

Nawaf K. Alrasheed, a project engineer in the Khurais and Central Arabia Upstream Projects Division, said OMPPD’s people have driven the department to success and energized the world by extracting potential. 

“I am confident that the hardworking, enthusiastic, and ambitious people I have seen are the norm in the department. It has made me more determined to develop my skills to reach the high standards that OMPPD sets for its community,” Alrasheed said.

Abdulrahman M. Alghunaim, a project engineer in the Ghawar Gas Upstream Projects Division, said that working with OMPPD has been a highly stimulating experience on both the personal and professional front. 

“The diverse nature of OMPPD operations has helped to cultivate in me a rich multicultural work ethos, and has provided me with an enriching and productive platform at the very start of my professional journey,” Alghunaim said. 

Abdullah M. Gahtani, a project engineer with Khurais & Central Arabia Upstream Projects, said he was proud to be a member of OMPPD family.

“I started working for this organization in early 2014. It was a quantum leap for new experiences and challenges through which success can be achieved. I have moved over the past six years to several stations,” Gahtani said.

Supportive environment

Adel A. Alghamdi, a project engineer in the Project Control Division, described joining OMPPD as “a blessing.”

“It has a very nurturing and supportive environment. The team provides the highest level of support and knowledge sharing as well as empowerment,” Alghamdi said.

Asim M. Dayel, a project engineer with Ras Tanura and Shaybah Oil and Gas Upstream Projects, said OMPPD brought the best out of him as a project engineer during the past five years. 

“I do feel more confident of my technical and leadership skills, starting from my first assignment back in 2015 as part of the Haradh Satellite Fields Development project,” Dayel said.

Fadhel A. Zayer, a project engineer with the Khurais and Central Arabia Upstream Projects Division, said he learned a lot during his days in Maintain Potential Projects.

“I enjoyed the most working in the … Maintain Potential Gardens initiative. I started appreciating water and environment preservation, and learned a lot about the types of native trees suitable for a desert environment like Saudi Arabia. 

“We have so far planted 6,000 native trees across company facilities, and plan to plant 60,000 by the end of the initiative.”


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