Week 37 in Review: Aramco namaat, digital well-being, a mobility center and more
Aramco’s industrial investment program, namaat, gathers pace.
Here are some of the biggest stories from the past week.
Some of the fruits of aramco namaat were celebrated this week as more than 100 representatives from the company came together to sign 23 partnership agreements and launch the next phase of our industrial investment program.
Launched in Nov. 2020, aramco namaat (meaning “growth” in Arabic), is focused on forging world-class industrial partnerships in four key areas — Sustainability, Technology, Industrials, and Advanced Materials.
Building on the flagship iktva program, the Kingdom’s Shareek program, and the wider spectrum of Saudi Vision 2030, Aramco is partnering with leading local and global companies to support the continued economic growth and diversification of Saudi Arabia.
Dhahran’s Mobility Center oversees an incredible 17,000 mobile assets under a single roof, providing a large geographically and diversely spread set of services to core company onshore and offshore Upstream and Downstream operations to employees and their families in the community.
With the huge number of assets and area of control, it became imperative, not only to have a number of data feeds and solutions, but also to have an intelligent center to integrate all mobility services, where information is available to all decision makers across various operations at the right time.
“Our state-of-the-art Mobility Center is a shining example of the successful dovetailing of the best people with the best technology, which is in line with Aramco’s Digital Transformation. Our vision is to be a best-in-class provider and provide reliable, safe and cost-effective Industrial Services to Aramco and to contribute to the local economy with highly skilled and motivated people,” said Mohammad A. Hatlani, acting executive director of Industrial Services.
Aramco Asia has recently rolled out a number of community programs as a part of the corporate citizenship initiatives to deliver a sustainable business in the region.
These strategic programs, “Recycling Awareness Campaign” in China, “Safer Route to School” in Korea, and “Coral Reef Conservation” in Japan, focus on sustainability, children’s safety and conservation of natural resources. They also help maximize the company’s corporate value proposition in the region where Aramco has a growing presence.
Aramco manages one of the world’s largest drilling fleets.
Constantly on the move, the fleet operates within the vast distances of the Kingdom’s onshore and offshore horizons.
Whether traveling to drill new wells, or working on existing wells, a centralized Drilling and Workover Department (D&WO) operations center oversees safety and efficiency of drilling journeys.
Staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) operates with a minimum of two trained operators working one of three shifts.
An important role of the EOC is to also monitor both preparedness for, and management of, all drilling site emergencies.
Every drilling site has full-functioning clinic, ambulance, and access to local medical facilities, while Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare, and the company’s Aviation and Marine departments are on 24-hour standby.
The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) is launching a new flagship digital well-being program to promote the balanced use of technology to improve users’ mental and physical condition and provide an international leadership vision for the new post-pandemic digital world.
Ithra will hold a global digital well-being summit on Dec. 7, with international industry partners as well as leading authorities on the subject.
The new program, Sync, includes a digital platform and a variety of programs and seminars as part of the efforts that Ithra continuously makes to empower and accelerate creativity through using modern technology. The Center has previously launched its Creative Solutions program, which strives to be a pioneer in positive interaction with technology to provide a creative and innovative process where technology and applications today play a positive role in people’s lives.