Top Management message

  • Khalid Al Hamid | President

    At SASREF, we are embarking upon a very exciting journey into the future, with aspiring vision to outperform our past best performance in order to meet the challenges that lie ahead. Everyone at SASREF is part of its remarkable story and everyone has been part of its remarkable achievements and overall success so far! We built our work culture on a firm foundation of the four important and significantly-relevant corporate Values in which we strongly believe: SAFETY, PEOPLE, ETHICS and EXCELLENCE, On SAFETY, our process safety has reached a significant level of compliance, causing SASREF to rank among one of the top leading refineries in Process Safety. On PEOPLE, we believe that our people are truly our most important asset. They are the source of our strength and inspiration. When it comes to ETHICS, we are totally committed to a strict code of conduct, fairness, and equality as foundational to our very sustainability. We have zero tolerance for unethical practices and behaviors. As to EXCELLENCE, our refinery operations take the lead as one of best world refineries. Our products are produced with highest levels of compliance to international specifications. As we succeeded in the past, we can succeed in the future. What is important to remember is that the future is never like the past; but the past offers many valuable lessons for all of us to learn from and to become even better than we ever were!

  • Roelof Heezen | Executive Vice President

    Welcome to SASREF’s website. My name is Roelof Heezen, the Vice President of SASREF. I am a Dutch national and seconded by Shell to SASREF. Shell had brought a number of state of the art refining technology into SASREF covering hydrocracking, distillation, visbreaking, hydrogen manufacturing and others. Our operation and technical staff are highly trained using the latest training simulator tools and coached by highly experienced mentors. We had also built expertise in the engineering areas covering refinery technology and processes, instrumentation, rotating/mechanical, electrical, civil and projects. Therefore, SASREF is indeed the first-choice employer for you to build your long term and successful career with us.

Latest News

SASREF was received two of Saudi Aramco President’s JV Excellence Award for 2018

13th May 2018


SASREF was received two of Saudi Aramco President’s JV Excellence Award for 2018 in the category of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) as well as the Assets Availability.
The award ceremony was held on April 18, 2019 in Dhahran.

SASREF received two Shell Safety Awards for three consecutive years

13th May 2019


SASREF received two Shell Safety Awards on GOAL ZERO achievement in 2018 which are on Personal Safety and Process Safety from SASREF Board Chairman, Mr. Mohammed Al-Qahtani and Mr. Andrew Crowe, the Country Chair of Shell Saudi Arabia, who is also a Board Member. This is indeed a very proud milestone for SASREF because we received these two (2) distinguished awards for three consecutive years – 2016, 2017 & 2018 from Shell.

The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) is to acquire Shell Saudi Arabia Refining Limited’s (Shell) 50% share of the SASREF joint venture in Jubail Industrial City, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for $631 million.

13th May 2019


Abdulaziz Al-Judaimi, Saudi Aramco‘s Senior Vice President of Downstream, said: “The partnership with Shell has led to a strong record of performance and delivery of refined products. Saudi Aramco will take full ownership and integrate the refinery into its growing Downstream portfolio. SASREF will continue to be a critical facility in our refining and chemicals business and we look forward to further optimising its performance and long term viability.” John Abbott, Shell Downstream Director, said: “SASREF has been a long and successful partnership between Shell and Saudi Aramco. The refinery has operated with good reliability, and has an impressive safety record. We’re proud of what we have achieved together over the past four decades and will continue to explore new business opportunities.” The acquisition supports Saudi Aramco’s plan to increase the complexity and capacity of its refineries, as part of its long-term Downstream growth strategy. For Shell, the sale is part of an ongoing effort to focus its refining portfolio, integrating with Shell Trading hubs and Chemicals. The sale is expected to complete later this year, subject to regulatory approval. The refinery has a capacity of 305,000 barrels per day. The main products are liquefied petroleum gas, naphtha, kerosene, diesel, fuel oil and sulphur

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