VIDEO: Protecting our geology, ecology, and history

Iconic jebels provide a window into our geological history, helping our technical experts develop our hydrocarbon reservoirs.

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Jebels, iconic to Saudi Arabia’s parched desert regions, are an intrinsic part of the Kingdom’s rich geo-heritage, and they form important habitats for the Kingdom’s plants and animals. 


Changes to Saudi Arabia’s rock layers through millennia have led to the formation of its giant hydrocarbon reservoirs, and jebels provide a window to the captivating geological history that helps Aramco’s technical experts develop these resources. 


In the distant past, Saudis used jebels as markers to navigate the Kingdom, and protective warriors used them as watchtowers to keep a sharp eye out for prowling enemies. 


More recently, pioneering geologists used jebels to piece together the geological puzzle that led to the discovery of oil and gas in the Kingdom when Dammam Well No. 7 was drilled and struck oil in commercial quantities in 1938. Changing the course of history, the discovery put the company, which would later become Aramco, on the path to becoming a world leader in the global energy industry.


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