Oil and Gas Woman of the Year 2017: Abeer Olayan
Oil and Gas Middle East and Refining and Petrochemicals Middle East recently held its eighth annual award ceremony to recognize excellence in Middle East upstream and downstream industries. Abeer Olayan, a petroleum scientist at the EXPEC Advanced Research Center (EXPEC ARC) who develops new materials for drilling fluids and cementing, was recognized for her outstanding contributions to the oil and gas industry.
Creating and sustaining a culture of innovation
What do you get when you put an inventor, industrial design specialist, patent attorney, commercialization and licensing specialist, and entrepreneurial specialist together in one room for three days? The answer is the ultimate mentorship accelerator for taking great ideas to market.
A step forward in fuel technology
Collaboration and technology go hand-in-hand and this was on full display when the Aramco Fuel Research Center (AFRC) in Paris unveiled the latest development in its energy efficient, Octane-on-Demand (OoD) engine technology. Since 2013 the project has been a collaboration with prestigious French energy research institute IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN), with the goal of improving fuel efficiency and reducing emissions.
IFPEN, a leader in its field, which also receives Saudi Aramco sponsored students, brings with it a very strong background in engine fuel matching, and for its part, Saudi Aramco brings knowledge of fuel production and industrial networks.
Worldwide research facilities
Ours is a business built on innovation. As well as making the most from every drop of oil, our network of research centers around the globe are looking into ways of producing energy from every means possible. Not only does this mean we can provide more energy at lower cost, it ensures our reserves live longer for our customers around the globe.
Read on to gain an insight into our international network of first-rate facilities and the range of research we’re currently undertaking.
Saudi Arabia's Vision for 2030 and Saudi Aramco
On the sidelines of HRH Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin ‘Abd Al-‘Aziz Al Sa’ud’s recent visit to the United States to convey the Saudi Vision 2030 and invite collaboration, HE Khalid A. Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, and Chairman of Saudi Aramco’s Board of Directors, took part in disseminating the message, also taking time to share Saudi Aramco’s strategy to help implement Vision 2030.
Aramco delivers innovation at COP21
Saudi Aramco demonstrated its ongoing commitment to climate change at the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference (COP21) held in Paris in December 2015. Maintaining a strong presence at the event, we exhibited a number of technological displays, which focused on reducing the use of fossil fuels.
Carbon capture — demonstrating our environmental stewardship
Carbon capture and sequestration is the process of capturing waste carbon dioxide (CO2) from large sources, such as power plants, and then storing and depositing it underground where it will not enter the atmosphere. As the largest of its kind in the Middle East, our first carbon capture and enhanced oil recovery pilot project demonstrates our commitment to proactively address environmental issues.
Projects inspired by technology
Discover how new technologies and innovations have underpinned our work and led to award-winning, breakthrough products.
Testing smart, competitive biochemicals
Oil-water emulsions are formed during oil production and represent a challenge in the oil industry. Find out how we’re meeting it.
Two patents pending
Two patents have been submitted to the Law department for filing with the USPTO.