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Saudi Aramco SpiceRack technology wins at World Oil Awards

Ashraf Al-Tahini accepts a World Oil Award on behalf of Saudi Aramco from World Oil publisher Andy McDowell during the recent awards ceremony in Houston. The technology that garnered the award is an innovative robotized solution for seabed seismic acquisition.

News|HOUSTON, Texas, U.S.|

Saudi Aramco won the Best Exploration Technology Award at the recently held 2018 World Oil Awards, honoring groundbreaking strides in the oil and gas industry. The technology is SpiceRack, an innovative robotized solution for seabed seismic acquisition.

The awards committee members also recognized the company with multiple finalist nominations. Synergistic Smart Water-based Polymer Flooding was a finalist for Best EOR Technology. CO2 Capture, Sequestration, and EOR Project, and Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) Water Treatment Solution for Produced Water Recycle and Oil Recovery each were finalists for Best HSE/Sustainable Development-Onshore. Designing Pillar Fracturing Using a Novel Emulsified Resin Technology was a finalist for the Best Production Chemicals Award.

Two of the company’s Houston-based research scientists were finalists for Innovative Thinker Awards — Susan Agar, head of the Geology team at the center, and Leiming Li, who is with Production Technology. Aramco’s ArcResin W, a finalist in the Best HSE/Sustainable Development-Offshore category, was created in the Houston R&D lab by the Drilling Technology team, led by Carl Themalitz with Elizabeth Contreras managing the product development.

“Our strong showing at the 2018 World Oil Awards is a great reflection on the hard work, creativity and capability of our scientists working in Aramco labs worldwide,” said Ashraf Al-Tahini, director of Research & Development at Aramco Services.

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