Novated Procurement: Saudi Aramco Experience


  • Mousa Kariri Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) Dhahran, 31311, Saudi Arabia


Novation, Procurement, Project, Process, Management, Strategy, Risk


Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), the world’s leading energy company, offers new thinking, new approaches, and new solutions for the future of energy. This short article provides insights into the novated procurement process and the experience of Saudi Aramco in using novated purchase orders to procure long lead materials and critical equipment for its mega projects. This paper also sheds some light on the Saudi Aramco’s Capital Management System (CMS), the concept of novated procurement along with the main activities involved in the novated procurement, and concludes with key considerations, and risk mitigation.


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How to Cite

Kariri, M. (2021). Novated Procurement: Saudi Aramco Experience. American Scientific Research Journal for Engineering, Technology, and Sciences, 83(1), 57–66. Retrieved from