Aramco’s North Ghawar Producing Department wins King Khalid Sustainability Award 2021
The department worked tirelessly to achieve one of the lowest upstream carbon intensity classifications in the world.
On behalf of The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Sa’ud, the King Khalid Award for Sustainability Ceremony was held recently under the patronage of HRH Prince Muhammad bin Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz, acting Governor of the Riyadh Area, in the presence of HRH Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz, advisor of The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and chairman of the King Khalid Award Committee.
During the ceremony, the North Ghawar Producing Department (NGPD) was announced as a winner of the King Khalid Sustainability Award. The King Khalid Sustainability Award is awarded to national organizations that are distinguished by their innovative application of sustainability in their business practices and all their social, economic, and environmental operations in Saudi Arabia.
HRH Prince Muhammad bin Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz presented the award to Khaled A. Al Buraik, vice president of Southern Area Oil Operations. “It’s a great honor to win this prestigious award, which receives the gracious patronage of The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Sa’ud. This is a badge of honor for every Saudi Aramco employee,” Al Buraik said.
He further added: “The King Khalid Award contributes in creating a spirit of positive competition among companies, and achieving the Kingdom’s ambitious vision, especially as it adopts a set of strict standards that NGPD has fulfilled.
“We are proud of this important organization that adopts a circular carbon economy approach. As for NGPD’s Operational Excellence program, it is an exclusive milestone for employing state-of-the-art IR 4.0 applications in production, management, and operational processes in terms of energy efficiency.”
Winning the award came as a result of NGPD’s innovative efforts in implementing the highest standards of sustainability, and its successful achievement of high levels of efficiency, reliability, and safety in a cost-effective and sustainable manner. In addition, NGPD has succeeded in building and implementing the Operational Excellence (OE) program, which contributes to achieving and maintaining excellence by raising the performance standards through continuous improvement of NGPD’s activities, procedures, and systems.
NGPD worked tirelessly to achieve one of the lowest upstream carbon intensity classifications in the world.
Winning this award is part of Aramco’s excellence in sustainability. In 2019, Yanbu’ Refinery won the same award for its excellence in applying sustainability to its various operations, and its commitment to achieve the objectives of the Aramco OE program.
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HRH Prince Muhammad bin Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz presents the King Khalid Award for Sustainability to Khaled A. Al Buraik, who accepted the award on behalf of Aramco and the North Ghawar Producing Department.