State-owned oil giant Saudi Aramco has said today that it is seeing the benefits of a collaboration formed last year between the firm and the Exploration and Petroleum Engineering Center (EXPEC) Advanced Research Center (ARC) established Women at EXPEC ARC Network (WEN).
The Saudi-based WEN organisation was formed to empower women to push past longstanding cultural barriers in the engineering, science, research and administration sectors within oil and gas.
The oil firm said that through its collaboration with the WEN Women Development and Diversity Division (WD&DD) it is committed to the “development of women” within it’s organisation.
Saudi Aramco also said that the programme was resulting in a “more adaptive and inclusive atmosphere”.
However, the oil company does not state how many women it has employed through or as a consequence or the programme, or what positions they hold within the organisation.