Within the framework of the Faculty of Engineering's keenness and approval from the dean of the college Dr. Ibrahim Al-Falki. A group of graduates students of Chemical Engineering Department visited to Aramco in Ras Tanura on 11-13/04/2018 under the supervision of Dr. Atef El Jery and Dr. Yasser Fahmy. The aim of the visit includes identifying advanced systems oil and gas production. This plant is one of the most important biggest plant in the region, fulfilling health and safety requirements. We were welcomed by a group of members of the Public Relations Department of Saudi Aramco. The program began on Thursday 12/04/2018 with the screening of a film about energy in Saudi Aramco under the slogan "This Saudi Aramco - Energy for the World". In a presentation given by the executive director of four oil refineries in Saudi Arabia, engineer Suleman Al Bargan, stressed the programs of communication with the community in Saudi Arabia and indicated the role of citizenship and the company's record in communicating with the community and the environment, and also briefed the students on the stages of exploration and drilling of oil using latest technology. The oil paved the way for unprecedented events in the field of oil exploration and leading to change the world. He spoke of the flexibility that Aramco has in providing opportunities amidst the challenges in the oil and gas industry. The company has maintained its long-term integrated strategy, supporting capital efficiency sustainable investment, the development of technology, and the enhancement of human resources. The company's mission is to provide energy to the Kingdom and the world in a reliable manner, as well as to progress in its efforts to become the largest company in the world. The executive director added that the company will continue to expand its customer base in the international markets by increasing the number of customers on the one hand and expanding the geographical scope to include new countries where they had never been present. In the field of refining, processing and marketing, the company's executive director pointed out that the company's plan to integrate the refining network with the production facilities of chemicals and industrial complexes hosting the associated value has reached an advanced stage with the starting the chemical company. He also point out that work is being completed quickly to finish Jazan refinery project at an accelerated pace. He said that the Ras Tanura Refinery won the Emerson International Trust Award for Best Reliability Program as the first company in the Middle East being presented this award. The company's Traffic Safety Program received the Best Public Awareness Campaign, and the Environmental Education Program received the best responsibility initiative Social.
After those, the students received a through training by engineer Imed Ghamdi composing all the stage from receiving and sorting the raw materials until the final product. And then we went to visit the labs for understanding. We took lunch all together in the presence of the executive director of oil refineries. The executive director expressed his happiness by meeting us and urged students to increase their efforts and work for this country. This visit must have a positive impact for connecting the students of chemical engineering with the national industries in the country and integrating the educational process. And in the end of this visit the supervisors expressed their thanks and gratitude for the contribution of Aramco through its employees and through the accompanying engineer Imed Al-Ghamdi for the useful information and the value of strengthening the scientific approach program.