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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to Inaugurate 5 Saudi Aramco Projects | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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An oil tank is seen at the Saudi Aramco headquarters during a media tour at Damam city November 11, 2007. REUTERS/ Ali Jarekji

Dammam- The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz will inaugurate five giant projects by Aramco in the fields of oil, gas, economy and knowledge. These projects reinforce the position of Saudi Aramco as one of the biggest energy and petrochemical companies in the world.

King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture will host the inauguration of these projects. The center is viewed by Saudi Aramco as a precious gift to the Saudi youth and community since it represents a unique cultural platform that urges innovation and communication with various cultures and civilizations and reinforcement of the kingdom’s efforts in building an economy that stands on knowledge and new techniques.

The center, whose programs and activities are expected to kick off in 2017, is considered one of the biggest Saudi projects in the fields of culture and skill development.

Among the projects to be inaugurated is the expansion project of Shaybah oilfield, the greatest oil project in the world– It produces up to one million barrels a day.

Khurais oilfield expansion project will also be inaugurated with a productivity up to 1.2 million barrels per day and a gas factory, which is the newest factory to fulfill the kingdom’s needs of energy and to contribute to increasing the energy of natural-gas processing 20%.

Moreover, Manifa oilfield appears on the list of projects to be inaugurated—the output of this oilfield contributes to supplying the two Saudi Aramco refineries: YASREF and SATORP.

Saudi Aramco succeeded, through the gas factory project, in increasing the energy of natural gas processing in the kingdom—the factory can supply the main gas station of Saudi Aramco with an approximate 1.7 billion cubic meters of gas.