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Saudi Aramco

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Hackers demand $50m from Saudi Aramco following 1 terabyte data leak 27 July 2021

Saudi Aramco has confirmed that company data has been leaked after cyber criminals demanded $50 million (£36.5m) in cryptocurrency from the oil major. Aramco said in a statement that there was an indirect release of a limited amount of data which was held by third-party contractors. The company’s own systems were not breached, and the leak has had no impact on operations, it said....

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Drone attack on Saudi oil field sparks fire 23 August 2019

A drone attack launched by Yemen’s Houthi rebels caused a fire at a Saudi oil field on August 17. No casualties or disruption to production were reported at the Shaybah oil field which produces around one million barrels of crude oil a day....

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Iranian group suspected of hacking Saudi aviation and petrochemical industries 22 September 2017

A new report by FireEye, a cybersecurity firm, claims that a group of hackers targeting the aviation and petrochemical industries in Saudi Arabia, the US and South Korea, is suspected of working in Iran for its government. Stuart Davis, a director at one of FireEye's subsidiaries, briefed journalists on the report in Dubai on September 20....

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Saudi Aramco oil pipeline leak kills one, injures three 21 February 2017

Saudi oil giant Saudi Aramco said that one person has been killed and three others injured as a result of an oil pipeline leak in the east of the country on February 19. The company said in a statement that an emergency response team managed to contain the leak in Abqaiq, 37 miles southwest of the company's main Dharan compound....

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At least 11 killed in Saudi Aramco compound fire 01 September 2015

A fire at a residential compound for foreign workers of Saudi Aramco, the state-owned oil giant, killed at least 11 people and injured more than 200 on August 30, according to local officials. The cause of the blaze at the Khobar compound, in the east of the country, has yet to be determined.Saudi Aramco operates several gated compounds for its foreign workforce in Saudi Arabia....

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Three killed in Saudi offshore rig incident 03 January 2014

Saudi Aramco said in a statement that the bodies of three expatriate workers had been recovered after a mobile maintenance platform sank in the Al-Safaniya offshore oilfield area on December 27. Two of the dead were Indians and the third was a Bangladeshi, the statement said....

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Saudi refinery leak kills one 10 May 2013

On May 6 one person was killed in a gas leak incident at Saudi Aramco’s Jeddah refinery, according to the Saudi Press Agency. The incident took place during routine maintenance and that the “limited” leakage was immediately stopped and the accident has not affected the company’s operations....

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Saudi and Qatari oil giants latest to suffer cyber attacks 05 September 2012

The recent cyber-attacks on Saudi Aramco and Qatar's RasGas were carried out using the Shamoon (aka Disttrack) trojan, according to Dow Jones. Both groups suffered serious network disruption in the attacks....

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Saudi group eyes German refinery 09 May 2011

A consortium of Saudi Aramco and German investors is interested of acquiring a northern German oil refinery owned by ConocoPhillips. In July 2010, the US player said it would either sell the 260,000 bpd Wilhelmshaven oil refinery or turn it into an oil distribution terminal as part of its strategy of cutting downstream operations and output had been stopped....

Yanbu Project delayed 16 December 2008

The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) and ConocoPhillips have halted the bidding process associated with the construction of the planned 400,000 barrel-per-day export refinery at the Yanbu Industrial City, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, citing uncertainties in the financial and contracting markets. The current bidding process requested bids to be submitted during December 2008. Instead, it is planned that the project will be re-bid in the second quarter of 2009. ...