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Aramco awards contracts for Haradh & Hawiyah Gas development projects
(Press Release - 30/11/2017)

Saudi Aramco awarded three site development contracts to Mofarreh Alharbi & Partners as part of the company’s Gas Compression Program in Haradh and Hawiyah. Fahad Al-Helal, Saudi Aramco vice president for project management, signed the contracts on

Aberdeen oil services giant highlights strong relationship with Aramco
(Herald Scotland - 30/11/2017)

WOOD Group has been enlisted to help Saudi Arabia’s efforts to develop the country’s industrial capacity and skills base. The Aberdeen-based engineering giant has agreed a Memorandum of Understanding with state-owned oil firm Saudi Aramco. It said this

Ballast-Check 2 Approved by Aramco for Indicative Compliance Testing
(Press Release - 30/11/2017)

Following detailed scientific and technical evaluation by the Environmental Protection Department of Saudi Aramco, the Turner Designs’ Ballast-Check 2 Handheld PAM Fluorometer (USA) is approved as a valid Ballast Water Sampling Instrument. Saudi Aramco

SABIC adds unique PP ultra melt strength resin to its global portfolio
(Press Release - 30/11/2017)

Close collaboration with our partners in the value chain has enabled SABIC to build up a large bank of knowledge on foaming technologies, and to develop a dedicated, diverse global foam portfolio, applicable in almost all industrial applications. SABIC

Hong Kong listing would help Aramco with huge Chinese demand for IPO
(Times of Oman - 30/11/2017)

Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing (HKEX) Chief Executive Charles Li said a Hong Kong listing by Saudi Aramco would help the oil giant to anchor huge Chinese demand for its planned IPO. "It's going to provide compelling benefit because they are able to use

Wood and Saudi Aramco sign MoU supporting in-country opportunities
(Press Release - 29/11/2017)

Wood has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Saudi Aramco, signalling its continued commitment to creating and accelerating opportunities for local workforces in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The MoU supports Saudi Aramco’s In-Kingdom

Gulf Interchem to build by-product recycling plant for Sadara
(Reuters - 29/11/2017)

Sadara Chemical, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and DowDuPont, said on Tuesday that Bahrain-based Gulf Interchem plans to build a by-product recycling plant near Sadara’s complex in Jubail. “Gulf Interchem will build an integrated treatment plant

SABIC plans to spend $3-$10 bln in acquisitions over next five yrs
(Reuters - 28/11/2017)

Petrochemical producer Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) plans to spend between $3 and $10 billion on acquisitions over the next five years in specialities and agri-nutrients, chief executive Yousef al-Benyan told Reuters on Tuesday. He said the

Aramco-SABIC partnership will give Saudi economy 'more flexibility'
(Arabian Business - 28/11/2017)

Integration between Saudi Aramco and Saudi Basic Industries (SABIC) in refining and the petrochemicals will create more flexibility in the kingdom’s economy, according to a new analysis from BMI Research. The two companies recently formed a preliminary

SABIC debuts tough high-impact LEXAN EXL filament
( Design World - 28/11/2017)

SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, launched LEXAN EXL AMHI240F filament, a polycarbonate (PC) copolymer that delivers high impact performance and low-temperature ductility. The filament addresses the need for higher-performing materials in

Saudi Aramco Plans More Petrochemical Ventures After $20B Deal
(Oilprice.com - 28/11/2017)

Saudi Aramco will enter more petrochemical projects to boost its downstream business after it signed a preliminary $20-billion joint venture agreement for a crude oil-to-chemicals complex in Saudi Arabia, Aramco’s chief executive CEO Amin Nasser told

Aramco Sees Oil Market Balanced as U.A.E. Dismisses Shale Threat
(Bloomberg - 26/11/2017)

Global crude inventories are declining and supply and demand are in balance, according to the head of Saudi Aramco, while the United Arab Emirates energy minister said U.S. shale oil doesn’t threaten OPEC’s efforts to support the market. Demand for crude

Saudi Aramco, SABIC to sign MoU on $25 bln oil to chemicals complex
(Reuters - 26/11/2017)

State oil giant Saudi Aramco and Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) are about to sign a memorandum of understanding to build a complex converting crude oil to chemicals in the kingdom, sources told Reuters on Sunday. The two companies had agreed in June

GCC 2017 chemical production capacity to post 5.3% growth - GPCA
(ICIS News - 26/11/2017)

Overall chemical production capacity in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region is expected to post a 5.3% growth this year to about 167.3m tonnes, largely on new plants that started up in Saudi Arabia, the secretary general of the Gulf Petrochemicals

Aramco In Talks With Chinese Petrochemical Producers
(Oilprice.com - 23/11/2017)

Aramco is in talks with Chinese petrochemical producers that are building new plants to supply them with crude, a company vice-president told Bloomberg. The talks are part of Saudi Arabia’s efforts to gain more exposure to refining and petrochemicals and

Aramco’s role in supporting creativity at Asbar forum
(Press Release - 23/11/2017)

Muhammad M. Al Saggaf, senior vice president of Operations and Business Services, affirmed in remarks during the opening ceremony Saudi Aramco’s strong belief in the role creativity and innovation play as a driving force toward progress and prosperity.

Saudis Eye Oil Sales to World's Biggest Plants Emerging in China
(Bloomberg - 23/11/2017)

Saudi Arabia’s status as the biggest oil supplier to China has been usurped by Russia. OPEC’s biggest producer is now trying to regain ground in the world’s largest crude importer. State-run Saudi Arabian Oil Co., known as Aramco, is in supply talks with

SABIC reveals additive manufacturing strategy
(TCT Magazine - 23/11/2017)

“SABIC is a materials company who has been looking at additive manufacturing for a while, trying to find our place in the value chain,” says Keith Cox, Senior Business Manager, Additive Manufacturing at the Saudi-born firm, as a whistle-stop tour of its

McDermott awarded next phase of Safaniya EPCI contract for Aramco
(Press Release - 22/11/2017)

McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE:MDR) today announced a major* contract award from Saudi Aramco for engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) services in the Safaniya onshore and offshore field. The contract, awarded under the

Alba announces new manager for Power Expansion Project
(Press Release - 21/11/2017)

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), home-base of Line 6 Expansion Project, announced the promotion of Khaled Mersal to Manager Power Expansion Project on Thursday November 16, 2017. Khaled joined Alba in 2008 as a Shift Engineer under the Graduate Engineers

Ma’aden achieves Protect and Sustain Certification from IFA
(Saudi Gazette - 21/11/2017)

The Ma’aden Phosphate Company (MPC), an affiliate of Ma’aden, has been awarded the “Protect and Sustain Certification” from the International Fertilizer Association (IFA). The certificate was presented during the IFA Strategic Forum 2017 held last Nov.

Aramco Converts Jeddah Refinery into Distribution Hub after 50 Years
(Asharq Al-Awsat - 20/11/2017)

Saudi Aramco has shut down its crude oil refinery in Jeddah, which is considered one of the Kingdom’s oldest as it was established 50 years ago, converting the complex into a hub for oil products distribution. The company is seeking to eliminate refining

Saudi Aramco shuts Jeddah refinery indefinitely, sources say
(Gulfnews - 20/11/2017)

Saudi Arabia: State oil giant Saudi Aramco has shut down its 90,000 barrel per day crude oil refinery in Jeddah indefinitely, industry sources familiar with the matter said on Sunday. Aramco had for years been considering whether to shut the refinery

Weak corporate governance persists in Gulf but SABIC take place in sun
(Arab News - 16/11/2017)

Weak corporate governance is still prevalent among Gulf companies, with the lack of progress viewed as “a step back” for regional countries, according to a report published on Wednesday. Credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s said only two companies had

ABIC unveils LEXAN EXL AMHI240F 3D printing filament at formnext
(TCT Magazine - 15/11/2017)

Global chemical company, SABIC has launched its new LEXAN EXL AMHI240F filament at formnext powered by TCT as it aims to ‘help expand the application space for additive manufacturing.’ Based on the company’s LEXAN EXL polycarbonate copolymer technology,

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