Aramco Overseas is established as the “Aramco Purchasing Company”. Its first headquarters are in Rome, Italy with the primary function of providing procurement and technical services to Saudi Aramco’s operations in the Kingdom.
Our name, still in use today, is changed to “Aramco Overseas Company”.
Our operations are moved to The Hague in The Netherlands, where Aramco Overseas officially registered on December 1, 1952 and where we stay for almost 30 years.
The 1,212 kilometer Trans-Arabian Pipeline (Tapline), is completed, making it the longest in the world. Tapline links eastern Saudi Arabia to the Mediterranean Sea, sharply cutting the time and cost of exporting oil to Europe. Tapline remains in operation until 1983.
From headquarters in The Netherlands, we administer offices in Rome, London, Beirut, Cairo, Sydney and Tokyo.
Exporting of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) begins from Ras Tanura.
First offshore gas-oil separation plant (GOSP) goes on-stream 40 km from Safaniya in the Arabian Gulf.
From 1970 to 1975 our workforce quickly doubles. During this period a number of special Project Management Teams (PMT) are established in various European countries, as well as Brazil, South Korea, Japan and Singapore.
Saudi Aramco launches the Master Gas Project. This huge program creates significant work for our Engineering and Purchasing departments.
Ju'aymah offshore terminal opens 24 km northwest of Ras Tanura, with two single point mooring systems and an initial loading capacity of 1 million barrels of crude oil per day.
Qurayyah seawater treatment plant is completed. The world's largest, it supplies 4.2 million bpd of treated seawater replacing saline aquifer water for injection in the Ghawar field to maintain reservoir pressure.
Data processing begins at the EXPEC (Exploration and Petroleum Engineering Center) Computer Center, one of the world's largest geoscience computing facilities.
Originally Aramco Overseas was registered as a Delaware (USA) company. In 1989 it is transformed into a limited liability company (B.V.) under Dutch law, with a Managing Director, directed by a Board of Supervisory Directors based in Dhahran.
Aramco Overseas headquarters moves from The Hague to Leiden, consolidating operations previously scattered across five offices in The Hague.
Aramco Overseas purchases a 35 percent interest in a joint venture SsangYong Oil Refining Company (renamed S-Oil in 2000) in the Republic of Korea.
We take on responsibility for the procurement and inspection activities in the Far East and Australia.
We become a shareholder in TEAM Terminal, a shipping and storage facility in The Netherlands.
The company’s support to Saudi Aramco is expanded to include finance, law, human resources, recruitment and public relations services.
Milan office opened to manage inspection services across Italy.
We establish research and technology support services for Saudi Aramco and resume engineering activities.
Aramco Overseas opens an office in London’s iconic Centre Point building.
Our workforce reaches over 250 employees and moves into new headquarters in The Hague.
Aramco Overseas celebrates its golden anniversary in The Netherlands.
Acquisition of a joint venture interest in Showa Shell Sekiyu of Japan.
We open an office in Paris to support our work with the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
Employees across Aramco Overseas offices celebrate the 75th anniversary of its parent company Saudi Aramco.
We open an office in New Delhi.
Our diamond anniversary in The Netherlands.
Opening of our satellite research center in Delft. This is the first center of its kind set up outside of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Opening of two further satellite research centers in Aberdeen and Paris.
Two patents are awarded to Aramco Overseas (together with co-inventors from Saudi Aramco and a French Company N-GHY) by the US Patent Office for “hydrogen generation through non catalytic reforming”.
Aramco Overseas UK assumes responsibility for Saudi Aramco sponsored students studying in the UK & Europe.
We transfer responsibilities of Tokyo, Shanghai and Korea offices to Aramco Asia.
Our 2020 roadmap (AOC2020) is launched. This is our strategy for transforming Aramco Overseas from a purely service-based company to a proactive knowledge-based organization, focusing on strengths in energy, oil and gas across Europe.
Aramco Overseas UK moves to new offices in Portman Square, London.