Saudi Aramco announces the launch of its corporate venturing subsidiary, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures.

Saudi Aramco announced July 8, 2012, the launch of its new wholly-owned corporate venturing subsidiary Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures LLC (SAEV).

Headquartered in Dhahran, SAEV will invest in technologies of strategic importance to Saudi Aramco that will enhance its position as a technology leader in the global energy industry, and support its broader Kingdom-wide initiatives in advancing sustainable domestic energy and water consumption

SAEV’s global investments will target start-up and high growth companies, which can generate greater value through innovative upstream and downstream technologies as well as from renewable energy, water and energy efficiency technologies.

SAEV’s investments will accelerate the development of new technologies and ultimately contribute to in-Kingdom economic development as innovations are applied to new commercial opportunities, cost reduction and performance improvement

Khalid A. Al-Falih, president and CEO, Saudi Aramco said: “Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures represents a significant step forward in our corporate transformation to become the world’s leading integrated energy company with innovation as a key attribute. As we continue to address long-term energy challenges, SAEV will help us more effectively engage with the global community of innovators and entrepreneurs who are increasingly important enablers of growth and value in our industry through the development of leading-edge technologies.”

About Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures

Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures LLC (SAEV) is the corporate venturing subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), the world’s leading integrated energy company. Headquartered in Dhahran with offices in North America and Europe, SAEV’s mission is to invest globally in start-up and high growth companies with technologies of strategic importance to its parent, Saudi Aramco. For more information about SAEV, please visit www.aramcoventures.com