Week in Review

Week 31 in Review: Spill drills, nonmetallics, and deploying cutting edge technologies

New executive appointment, our participation in the IR 4.0 Forum, innovations in nonmetallic materials and more in this week’s highlights.

Week 31 in Review: Spill drills, nonmetallics, and deploying cutting edge technologies

This week’s stories included:


Safaniyah Major Oil Spill Drill

In line with Aramco’s efforts to enhance the safety and protection of the environment of the Arabian Gulf, and to ensure the company’s preparedness response level is vigorously maintained for any incident, the Marine Department recently carried out a major oil spill drill at the Safaniyah Offshore Field in the northern part of the Arabian Gulf. 

Read the story to learn more about how these drills are planned and executed.


Aramco building upon years of digitalization success

The senior vice president of Technical Services, Ahmad A. Al Sa’adi addressed a panel discussion group at the First Saudi Forum of the IR 4.0 in the Kingdom’s capital, Riyadh.

Aramco is effectively blazing a trail within the energy industry with its targeted strategic focus on deploying cutting-edge digital technology across its operations.


Aramco innovates nonmetallic materials

Corrosion is a big problem in industries around the world. The global cost alone is estimated to be $2.5 trillion, equivalent to 3.4% of global GDP — impacting businesses, governments, and society. Nonmetallic solutions, such as the development of advanced plastics, can therefore play a significant role in helping to reduce this problem.

An interesting read packed with information about the application of nonmetallic materials.


Be Careful On the Road

According to the latest statistics for the Eastern Province, there has been a 12% increase in traffic accidents in the Eastern Province in the first five months of 2021 compared with the same time period in 2020; an 8% increase in serious injuries; and a 28% increase in traffic fatalities. 

Distracted driving is responsible for 16% of all traffic accidents at the Eastern Province. Each of us can dramatically improve the safety of our roads and highways by avoiding two specific behaviors: driving while fatigued, and using mobile phones while driving.


Executive appointment

Khalid K. Al-Mulhim has been appointed as executive director of Corporate Affairs, effective August 1, 2021. He had previously been serving in the role in an acting capacity from April 2021.

In his role he directs and administers all of the company’s interactions with government and nongovernment agencies. Al-Mulhim is also responsible for the company’s vital land affairs, regulatory affairs, and projects review and coordination as well as all official corporate correspondence functions.


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