Khurais, Aramco’s 2nd facility to join prestigious WEF Global Lighthouse Network

Saudi Aramco's Khurais Oil Plant. Photo Credit: Saudi Aramco

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has recognized Aramco’s Khurais oil facility as a leader in the adoption and integration of cutting-edge technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). Besides, Khurais is the company’s second facility, after Uthmaniyah Gas Plant; to be in WEF’s prestigious Global Lighthouse Network.

Amin Nasser, president and CEO of Aramco, said: “It is an honor that WEF recognizes us once again for our deployment of cutting-edge technologies. Aramco continues to push the envelope of technological innovation in the energy sector. Through the adoption of 4IR solutions; we achieved significant gains at our facilities in terms of efficiency, safety as well as environmental performance.

“Khurais is the largest intelligent oil field in the world, harnessing advances in Big Data analytics; machine learning; smart sensors and robotics. This recognition of Khurais exactly one year to the day since targeting it in a 2019 attack is a clear indication of our team’s ability to record the highest level of achievement, despite the most difficult challenges.”

Khurais was one of the ten-added facilities to the network this year, taking the total number to 54 worldwide. Uthmaniyah Gas Plant was in 2019; meaning that Aramco is one of only nine-represented companies in the WEF network with more than one facility; and the only major energy company in the Lighthouse network.