May 10, 2007


Description

  This presentation will provide an overview of current Saudi Aramco activities in downstream development. The increased growth in refined and petrochemical products has led Saudi Aramco to consider various initiatives to develop the downstream business. In the domestic arena, Rabigh Refinery Development, a major 400,000 barrels per day refining and petrochemical complex currently in the construction phase. Other refining and petrochemical initiatives currently in the early planning and engineering stage include two 400,000 barrels per day export oriented refineries and a petrochemical complex integrated with the 550,000 barrels per day Ras Tanura refinery. In addition, Saudi Aramco is actively pursuing technical, research, and commercial development in oil desulphurization, product quality, and process unit improvements.

 Saudi Aramco has embarked on strategic imperatives, which emphasize its corporate role both as a commercial and national entity, to increase revenues and develop the local economy.  Increased growth in refined and petrochemical products has led Saudi Aramco to consider various initiatives to develop the downstream business. As a result, several revenue generating growth programs in downstream, including integrating existing refineries with petrochemicals and new refineries, are being pursued with international partners. The Rabigh Refinery petrochemical integration is underway and in the construction phase, two new export-oriented full conversion refineries are in the front end engineering phase, and two domestic refineries are being considered for petrochemical integration and are in various stages of development.

 In addition, Saudi Aramco is pursuing imperative-related research and development programs to enhance the use and value of hydrocarbon resources. These programs include crude oil desulphurization, petroleum fuel combustion, clean petroleum fuels, sulfur utilization, refinery process unit enhancement, catalyst development, and carbon dioxide management. These activities will transform Saudi Aramco into a world class and integrated company making it the home of a highly talented and motivated workforce.


Featured Speakers

Speaker Khalid A. Al Hamid
Manager of Technical Services ARAMCO Services Company     Khalid A. Al Hamid’s experience spans over 20 years specializing in engineering, planning, and coordination activities. Khalid worked as a process engineer at the Ras Tanura Refinery and Delaware City Refinery where he was involved in operational and engineering evaluations. He worked …

Manager of Technical Services
ARAMCO Services Company
    Khalid A. Al Hamid’s experience spans over 20 years specializing in engineering, planning, and coordination activities. Khalid worked as a process engineer at the Ras Tanura Refinery and Delaware City Refinery where he was involved in operational and engineering evaluations. He worked as a planning engineer leading studies while serving in various management positions in the Facilities Planning Department and overseeing downstream investment development including refineries, bulk plants, and terminals. He led several corporate studies including petrochemical strategy and the initial Rabigh Refinery Development. In addition, he supported the process facilities master plans, refinery upgrades, and investment strategies.  Presently, Khalid is the Manager of Technical Services at Aramco Services Company.  Khalid holds a B.S. and M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and Texas A&M University, respectively. 

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Organizer

Barry Faulkner


Date and Time

Thu, May 10, 2007

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

Petroleum CLub, 43 floor, EXXON Bldg

800 Bell Street
Houston, Texas 77002