Bedouin Connection Chapter I – My First Days in Saudi Arabia

Bedouin Connection Chapter I – My First Days in Saudi Arabia

BY Mark Lowey / /

In the days before desktop computers and smart phones, we used adding machines, and charts and graphs were hand-drawn, I performed entry-level project management tasks for different projects including construction schedules, manpower histograms and organization charts.

The Little 'Id

The Little 'Id

BY AramcoWorld / /

Through a break in the clouds a ray of moonlight filtered through and flickered briefly in the sky. Below, one of a group of men scanning the skies over Mecca saw it and pointed excitedly. "There it is," he said. "It is at hand!"

Japanese Dryland Researchers Visit Saudi Aramco

Japanese Dryland Researchers Visit Saudi Aramco

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

As part of Saudi Aramco’s corporate social responsibility (CSR), Aramco Asia-Japan (AAJ) has partnered with Japan’s Arid Land Research Center (ALRC), Tottori University to support their dryland research efforts.

Arabian Return Chapter XVII: Teaching Arab Class in Abqaiq

Arabian Return Chapter XVII: Teaching Arab Class in Abqaiq

BY Colleen Wilson / /

The next day, Saturday, May 8th, 1976, started a new period in our life, though, that was different and stimulating for both of us. Oran didn't return to ‘Udhailiyah as usual, but started on his new job in Abqaiq teaching a class of 12 Saudi Arabs about the new Sea Water Project. He was very pleased to be "back in civilization", but a bit leery of teaching...

“My Dad - Now Here Is a Man”

“My Dad - Now Here Is a Man”

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Let’s face it, if you’re a retired Aramco annuitant like me, you’re not getting any younger. But the good news is, we have many wonderful memories to be thankful for and time left to make still more. And for those of you reading these words who are younger...

Changes to Your Aramco Savings Plan

Changes to Your Aramco Savings Plan

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

You may have recently received a notification of upcoming changes to the Aramco Savings Plan, which may affect you. Read on for more details.

Dhahran Residents Respond Robustly to First Xeriscape Contest

Dhahran Residents Respond Robustly to First Xeriscape Contest

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The winner of the inaugural xeriscape gardening competition in Dhahran is the first to admit she isn’t a gardener. However, the idea of an environmentally friendly yard that takes less time to tend certainly appeals to her and her husband — both of whom work at Saudi Aramco.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - June 14, 2017

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - June 14, 2017

BY AramcoWorld / /

From the south, one must cross the desert of Kara Kum, or Black Sand; from the east, it is the Kyzyl Kum, or Red Sand; and from the west, the route transits the desiccated Usturt Plateau as it tilts off the Caspian Sea’s shoreline. From the southeast, down the river Amu Darya, known in antiquity as the Oxus and to the Arabs as the Jayhoun, the journey requires 2,500 twisting kilometers from its source in the Pamir Mountains hard against the border of China.

Working for a Better Environment in Khursaniyah

Working for a Better Environment in Khursaniyah

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Khursaniyah oil field provided the venue for the recent 2017 desert cleanup campaign held under the theme “Together, We Make Our Field Better.”

Arabian Return Chapter XVI: Oran Assigned to Sea Water Project

Arabian Return Chapter XVI: Oran Assigned to Sea Water Project

BY Colleen Wilson / /

Another trip to Al-Khobar was warranted Monday, so I made the usual bus connections and found another gold bracelet to buy on my one day shopping spree. I had finished a role of movie film on the way, so took that to the Post Office before visiting with Ruby and Frank Adams.

A Silver Beaver in Arabia

A Silver Beaver in Arabia

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Over the years, newly hired expats from all over the world have arrived in Arabia to begin working for Saudi Aramco with varied levels of foreknowledge about what to expect from their new lives in an exotic land redolent of history and mystery. Fortunately for Al Denyer, Badge Number 99257...

Driven to Succeed RT - Golf Club Produces Youngest Club Champion

Driven to Succeed RT - Golf Club Produces Youngest Club Champion

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The Ras Tanura Golf Club (RTGC) produced its youngest club champion in its history with the recent win by 13-year-old Karl Reyes, who captured the 2017 Club Championship over a highly competitive field of golfers through two days of stroke-play qualifying rounds and another two days of straight-up (without the use of the handicap system) matchplay competition.

Rehmat Ul Alameen Welfare Organization

Rehmat Ul Alameen Welfare Organization

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

In year 2013 we took up a Mudersa Rehmat Ul Alameen established in a small house in Korangi, teaching Quran by Qari Saifullah. After the initial start, the setup was expanded.

Arabian Return Chapter XV: Sorority Chapter in Abqaiq

Arabian Return Chapter XV: Sorority Chapter in Abqaiq

BY Colleen Wilson / /

Monday morning, I went to a bridge lesson at the Women’s Club Portable, and was taught the Staymen Convention, which I didn't like and probably wouldn't use. Marge Williams and I went to lunch at the Dining Hall afterward. All that afternoon I worried about whether or not to join the Sorority because of so many other activities. I finally decided not to, so called Marge to tell her I wouldn't be at the beginning meeting that night.

Doreen Cumberford: Busier than the Proverbial Bee

Doreen Cumberford: Busier than the Proverbial Bee

BY Aramco Expats / /

With some—certainly many, probably most—Aramco annuitants, retirement is less an exit from the working world but more an all-consuming exploration into a world of new opportunities. That certainly seems to be the case with Doreen Cumberford.

Brats to the Core, and Proud of It

Brats to the Core, and Proud of It

BY Aramco Expats / /

Who but the progeny of Aramcons would take pride in calling themselves "brats"? It's one of those ineffable mysteries of the universe that reason cannot explain. With that said, we shall forever acknowledge their cheekiness with a smile and continue to post reports about their activities and interests and gatherings, this issue being no exception.

Bushkuhls Retire After 26 Years with the Company

Bushkuhls Retire After 26 Years with the Company

BY The Arabian Sun / /

After 26 years of service with Saudi Aramco, in two separate stints, Stephen J. Bushkuhl will retire May 31 as manager of the Downstream Planning and Performance Management Department (P&PMD).

Saudi Aramco Signs Landmark Joint Venture Agreement with Lamprell, Bahri, and Hyundai

Saudi Aramco Signs Landmark Joint Venture Agreement with Lamprell, Bahri, and Hyundai

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco signed a shareholder agreement with Lamprell plc (“Lamprell”), the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (“Bahri”), and Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd (“HHI”) to enter into a joint venture (“JV”) partnership with respect to the establishment, development and operation of a world-class maritime yard, which is the anchor project within the King Salman International Complex for Maritime Industries and Services located in Ras Al-Khair, near the Jubail Industrial City on the Kingdom’s east coast.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - May 31, 2017

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - May 31, 2017

BY AramcoWorld / /

Noor’s deflated the bouncy castle again!” complains one of the children. I look over at our newly planted persimmon tree onto which the now-flaccid structure has fallen, right by our “Happy Ramadan!” garden flag in the lawn. I sigh, but it’s almost sunset and guests are arriving in droves, setting up their dishes of choice in the back yard.