Discovery & development

Aramco’s pavilion in Janadriya showcases company’s amazing 85-year journey in supporting Kingdom’s growth


SAUDI Aramco is participating in the 32nd Janadriya National Heritage and Culture Festival, organized by the Ministry of National Guard, and inaugurated by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on Wednesday.

In its permanent pavilion based in Eastern Province House (Bayt Al-Sharqiyah), Saudi Aramco is showcasing an open exhibition at Janadriya, featuring a maquette of Well No. 7, also more famously known as the Prosperity Well.

The exhibition includes a number of legacy images, which conveys the story of discovering and developing the world’s unrivalled largest energy reserves. The Well’s oil discovery dates back to 1938.

Saudi Aramco's participation at Janadriya this year also includes a section at the pavilion under the Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources (MEIM), of which more than 18 entities are also showcasing their initiatives.

The exhibition reflects Saudi Aramco’s role and interest in this national occasion, highlights its active role within the society, and sheds light on the great achievements throughout the development of the Kingdom in relations to the oil and gas industry, and the energy sector in general.

Nasser A. Nafisee, Saudi Aramco vice-president, corporate affairs, said: "This great national event, which is highly supported by our wise leadership, is a source of pride and dignity for all Saudi nationals. For more than 30 years, Janadriya Festival has become a noble message delivered by the Kingdom to the whole world, reflecting the heritage and culture of this blessed country and its Arab and Islamic identity across generations, up to the breakthrough and development achieved by the Kingdom in all economic, social, cultural and educational fields."

"We at Saudi Aramco are proud to participate in this great national event to substantiate the close and deep-rooted cohesion among the Saudi people. Through the Company’s pavilion at the festival, we offer the opportunity to the citizens to learn about our experiences and long expertise in the energy exploration and industry that have been resting on the shoulders of our employees for more than 80 years," he added.

The pavilion presents documentaries as well as old and modern photographs depicting how the company's operations have progressed since the early 1940s to date. Visitors of Saudi Aramco’s pavilion will find rare pictures representing the stages of such developments, starting from exploration, drilling, production, refining, training to HR development in the company.

Saudi Aramco is a world leader in integrated energy and chemicals. Aramco is driven by the core belief that energy is opportunity. From producing approximately one in every eight barrels of the world's crude oil supply to developing new energy technologies, its global team is dedicated to creating positive impact in all that it does. It focuses on making resources more sustainable and more useful. This promotes long-term economic growth and prosperity around the world. — SG