Owned by the Saudi Arabian Government, Saudi Aramco is a fully integrated, global petroleum enterprise, and a world leader in exploration and producing, refining, distribution, shipping, marketing and petrochemicals manufacturing. The company manages proven reserves of 260.2 billion barrels of oil and manages the fourth-largest gas reserves in the world, 284.8 trillion cubic feet. In addition to its headquarters in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Aramco has affiliates, joint ventures and subsidiary offices in China, Japan, India, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States. For more information, go to www.saudiaramco.com.
Shell’s heritage in the Middle East and North Africa dates back to the company’s founding. Working with governments and local partners in upstream and downstream oil and gas projects, Shell operates a series of joint ventures and partnerships by providing technical expertise and economies of scale as part of a diverse global portfolio. Being one of the largest oil and gas companies in the world, Shell has developed social investment and capacity building programmes to encourage growth, self-reliance and prosperity to people in the countries in which it operates. These programmes focus on human capital development, the environment and road safety.
Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) is fully owned by the State of Kuwait. Its diverse business interests across the spectrum encompass all aspects of the hydrocarbon industry, from onshore and offshore upstream exploration through production and refining, marketing, retailing, petrochemicals, as well as, marine transportation. Kuwait Petroleum Corporation was founded in 1980 as an umbrella organization to manage the country’s diversified oil interests. As a group, KPC is actively involved in every aspect of the oil and gas industry. It engages itself in activities that range from discovering new reservoirs to delivering clean and safe fuel for motor vehicles, airplanes, ships, agriculture and power stations. It also provides several base petrochemical products that are essential for the industrial manufacturing of several basic amenities of our modern day.