Aramco shines as finalist at WPC Excellence Awards, showcases key initiatives at booth
Company was a finalist for its main carbon sequestration project and for inventing wireless sensor balls to help digitalize oil fields.
Aramco was a finalist for two prestigious Excellence Awards at the 23rd World Petroleum Congress (WPC) — for its main carbon sequestration project and for inventing wireless sensor balls to help digitalize oil fields.
Only a few projects were recognized as finalists for the awards out of 130 nominations.
WPC commended Aramco’s Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage Enhanced Oil Recovery project that separates CO2 at a plant in Hawiyah and injects it into the ‘Uthmaniyah field, sequestering the gas while also helping to maintain pressure in the reservoir and recover more oil. Since the initial injection of CO2 in 2015, Aramco has increased oil production rates from four wells.
WPC also praised Aramco for developing wireless sensor balls that collect reservoir data, a clever and efficient solution that is part of the company’s digital oil field initiative.
The Aramco booth featured interactive content about the company’s innovative global R&D network, its digital transformation, its sustainability programs, its push into advanced materials that include nonmetallics, and the positive impact Aramco has in communities where it operates.
Visitors learned about Aramco’s environmental programs focused on trees, mangroves, and wildlife habitat and toured an immersive digital laboratory housing advanced transport technologies Aramco has developed to meaningfully lower emissions.
Engineers, researchers, and scientists from Aramco participated as panelists, moderators or speakers at more than 40 events at WPC, from upstream innovation to downstream aromatics, and from safety to diversity.