Week 38 in Review: Appointments, Downstream technology recognition, and the Hydrocarbon Journey comes to Shaybah
A total of 46 employees representing all admin areas were recognized at Aramco Downstream’s inaugural Technology and Digital Excellence Awards.
As summer winds down, business is picking up companywide, and this week’s top stories reflect that. Here’s a few of the major headlines over the past seven days.
Aramco's senior vice president of Downstream Mohammed Y. Al Qahtani recently hosted Downstream’s inaugural Technology and Digital Excellence Award, celebrating achievements across the business line.
The event, held at the Technical Exchange Center, Dhahran, was attended in person and virtually by employees in the Kingdom and at Downstream affiliates in China and South Korea.
The event was also timely. After adopting a new operating model earlier this year, the organization launched a business line-wide Transformation Program of its global asset portfolio which is expected to last for another one to two years. When completed, the program will have delivered technical, structural, organizational, and operational improvements across the board.
Two general managers have been promoted to executive director positions after their organizations were made admin areas.
Wail A. Al Jaafar and Jumaan G. Al Zahrani have been appointed to executive director roles in Southern Area Gas Operations and Northern Area Gas Operations, respectively.
Aramco president and CEO Amin Nasser and other senior members of management traveled to the Shaybah area ofor the monthly Executive Management Safety Review (EMSR), with tours of the Shaybah NGL plants (SNGL), the Shaybah Producing Department (SyPD), Gas-Oil Separation Plant (GOSP)-2, and the Shaybah Security Project.
The tour also included an inauguration ceremony for the newly constructed Shaybah Wildlife Sanctuary Visitor Center.
The visiting team was presented with Shaybah Area’s safety performance, where the operating departments, in addition to all support organizations, achieved very commendable performance. All safety and environmental indicators presented showed significant improvement compared to previous years and corporate averages.
Executive management weren’t the only ones to visit Shaybah. This week’s stop on Aramco’s Hydrocarbon Journey also made a stop at Shaybah, focusing this week on the process of Separation and how it figures in to the company’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gasses.
“We have set monitoring routines, which we continually repeat to take care of the equipment, to keep our people safe, and to minimize our environmental footprint,” said foreman Yasser Y. Hakami. “We stop fugitive greenhouse gases leaking into the environment because we inspect the equipment to catch them before they leak.”
Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH), a leading health care provider in the GCC, and Prosperity7, the $1 billion diversified investment fund of Aramco, have teamed up to capitalize on such opportunities to change lives. On Aug. 23, executive management and key staff from both organizations held a workshop to explore ways to collaborate.
“Prosperity7 targets disruptive, scalable, and resilient technologies. You can’t find a better area than health care where such disruption can have significant positive impacts and touch the lives of many,” said Aysar Tayeb, executive managing director of Prosperity7.
Aramco Ventures’ CEO, Mahdi Adel, said, “The objective of the workshop was to start a long-term collaboration to assess technologies, run pilots, and deploy them, which leads to successful investments and company growth for the benefit of all.”