Week in Review

Week 30 in Review: Science programs, celebrating localization efforts, and a new railway service

Wetland restoration, science and machine learning programs, a look into the Dhahran community and more in this week’s highlights.

Week 30 in Review: Science programs, celebrating localization efforts, and a new railway service

Made in Saudi and iktva highlight achievements of products manufactured in-Kingdom

The Made in Saudi program, which was launched in early 2021, is fully aligned with Aramco’s localization strategy and the In-Kingdom Total Value Add (iktva) program. In support of Saudi Vision 2030 and the ecosystem of local manufacturers, the Made in Saudi program will create brand recognition, trusted high quality standards, and a preference for local products.

Launch of Railway Service between al-Hasa and Abqaiq

Aramco has launched a new medium of transportation for employees commuting from al-Hasa to Abqaiq, utilizing the existing rails with a new scheduled trip, designated for Aramco employees. 

The service, a collaborative effort between the Transportation & Equipment Services Department (T&ESD), Southern Area Oil Operations, and Government Affairs, started on July 25, 2021, and will continue for a trial period of three months. 

Volunteers wade into water to restore Galveston Bay

Aramco volunteers waded into the waters of Galveston Bay, the seventh largest estuary in the U.S., in late June to support hands-on restoration of the wetlands through the Galveston Bay Foundation’s annual “Marsh Mania” event. 

Aramco served as the lead sponsor, marking the event’s 23rd anniversary in Texas, and provided the people power to help get the job done.

Approximately 40 employee volunteers, summer students and family members, worked throughout the day to plant marsh grass, vital to maintaining the bay’s ecosystem. 

Dhahran Community, serving residents for more than 80 years

For over 80 years, Aramco has supported a vibrant lifestyle for families from all over the world in its unique, safe, and secure communities. From schools and recreation to dining and supermarket shopping, Aramco’s goal has been to generate a sense of community for all, regardless of age or interest. The bedrock of this fantastic experience has been the high quality living standards Aramco has provided for its workforce. 

Find out more about living in Dhahran by reading this article.

Data science and machine learning program helps spur on Digital Transformation Strategy

A 10-week training program for data science and machine learning has been lauded as another step forward in Aramco’s Digital Transformation drive.

Some 40 data scientists are attending seven modules covering topics such as machine learning model development, data analysis, model deployment, and practical approaches to data science projects.

The course has been designed and created by Aramco’s Digital Transformation Artificial Intelligence (AI) strategic partner, Crayon.


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