Officials briefed on Khurais Oil Field Program

May 26, 2009

A delegation of Saudi economic, education, and labor officials toured the Khurais Oil Field Program’s facilities last week, during which they received a briefing on Saudi Aramco’s strategy to increase the Kingdom’s crude oil production capacity. The visit was organized to familiarize key officials with Khurais, the largest integrated oil project in history, which will add 1.2 million barrels per day of Arabian Light crude to Saudi Aramco’s output in a few weeks time.

During a speech welcoming the delegation, Vice President for Saudi Aramco Affairs Khalid Al-Buraik noted that his company is building its strategic plans on the basis of long-term outlook, rather than short-term changes in the economic climate. “Khurais is an outstanding showcase of Saudi Arabia and Saudi Aramco’s ability to deliver on its commitment of providing energy to our Kingdom and to the world,’’ he added.

The delegation was comprised of Vice Minister of Civil Service Abdul-Rahman Al-Qadir; Director General of the Department of Customs Salih Al-Khilaiwi; Deputy Minister of Higher Education for Scholarship Affairs Dr. Abdullah Al-Musa; Deputy Minister of Labor for Labor Affairs Dr. Abdul-Rahman Al-Bawardi; and a number of other officials.