Mini Get Together Before NED69ers 7th Reunion

Mini Get Together Before NED69ers 7th Reunion

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

NED69ers 7th Reunion is to be held in Houston Texas on November 10 thru 12, 2017. Engr. Jawaid Saeedi, Engr. Abdul Majid Adam and Engr. Moin Khan are the Organizers of the event. Engr. Kersi Edulji NED69er Mechanical is on a visit to USA to meet his daughter who lives in Houston.

Adventures in Duct Taping

Adventures in Duct Taping

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Is there anything one can find in their tool box or on their work bench more useful than duct tape? I doubt it. If there’s a rip in something, you can use duct tape to fix it. If a pipe is leaking, chances are you can staunch the flow of water at least for the time being by wrapping the pipe with copious amounts of duct tape.

A Tree Stands in the Desert....

A Tree Stands in the Desert....

BY Robert Lebling / /

A Saudi desert expert recently told me about an unusual tree that grows near the old town of ‘Ain Dar, in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province. The tree is four or five meters tall, and local lore maintains that it has been around for hundreds of years. It is extremely rare; he only knows of one other tree like it, near the archaeological site of Thaj to the north.

Dimensions International - Summer 2017

Dimensions International - Summer 2017

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Bringing wildlife back to the empty quarter | EXPEC ARC establishes innovative upstream laser technology for downhold applications | Aramco Fuel Research Center presents Octane-on-Demand vehicle | China Development Forum lays groundwork for alignment.

Sadara Commemorates Commissioning of All 26 Plants

Sadara Commemorates Commissioning of All 26 Plants

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara), a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and The Dow Chemical Company, on Monday celebrated the commissioning of the last of its 26 plants — an isocyanates section currently producing crude quantities of toluene diisocyanate (TDI) and other specialty chemicals.

Young Saudis Bring Zuluf GOSP-3 Back Online

Young Saudis Bring Zuluf GOSP-3 Back Online

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Working day and night, a group of diligent employees in the deep waters of the Arabian Gulf recently, and successfully, demothballed the Zuluf Gas-Oil Separation Plant 3 (GOSP-3) after several months of hard work on the plant’s platforms.

Arabian Return Chapter XXIV: Home for Christmas Again

Arabian Return Chapter XXIV: Home for Christmas Again

BY Colleen Wilson / /

I met the girls at the Dining Hall at 9 o'clock for our "breakfast club". Sheila had received her film of our rug laying party at the Steindorfs, so we went to her house to watch that. It was really funny with everyone acting crazy, dancing, etc., but we wouldn't have wanted that film to fall into the wrong hands. It would either have been misinterpreted, or everyone would want to join our group.

James Churchill: Offshore in Arabia

James Churchill: Offshore in Arabia

BY Aramco ExPats / /

It seems like most of the Aramco annuitants we’ve profiled over the years primarily spent their time in the Kingdom living in one of the four main camps—Ras Tanura, Dhahran, Abqaiq, or Udhailiyah. Last week was an exception, when we had the privilege of profiling Dr. Syed Azam Sher, the son of a Pakistani expat who spent his years in the KSA...

Observing Ramadan as a Non-Muslim: 5 Things I Experienced

Observing Ramadan as a Non-Muslim: 5 Things I Experienced

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Greetings to my Muslim friends and colleagues, and I hope you have had a blessed and reflective holy month of Ramadan. As someone who has lived in Muslim majority countries for over 10 years, Ramadan has become a season of my life, much like Christmas and Thanksgiving.

Unconventionals Conference Highlights Fast Pace of Technology Gains

Unconventionals Conference Highlights Fast Pace of Technology Gains

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

For a fifth straight year, Aramco participated in North America’s Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) with an eye toward learning and sharing its proficiency in optimizing production from unconventional resources — namely shale and tight gas.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - August 09, 2017

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - August 09, 2017

BY AramcoWorld / /

On display in the Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum in the coastal town of South Shields, at the mouth of the River Tyne, some 300 kilometers north of Manchester, England, is a tombstone relief showing a seated, robed woman, her face worn or chiseled away.

Arabian Return Chapter XXIII: Settling into a Holding Pattern

Arabian Return Chapter XXIII: Settling into a Holding Pattern

BY Colleen Wilson / /

Saturday, October 16th, 1976, Oran flew back to 'Udhailiyah for the start of another work week. Our lives were just settling back into a normal routine, and we were taking things one day at a time. Things came up at work every now and then that could have had an effect on what we did about staying, but so far Oran just remained calm, and didn't give an answer or reaction until he had thought about it for awhile.

MoU Signed with KBR to Strengthen Company’s in-Kingdom Procurement of Services

MoU Signed with KBR to Strengthen Company’s in-Kingdom Procurement of Services

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco’s commitment to develop a competitive and reliable local supply chain through its In-Kingdom Total Value Add (IKTVA) program was given a significant boost with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with one of its key supply chain partners, Kellogg Brown & Root Limited (KBR).

Dhahran, Still in Our Hearts: Memories of the Kingdom

Dhahran, Still in Our Hearts: Memories of the Kingdom

BY Aramco ExPats / /

When we informed Syed Azam Sher we were going to feature him in one of our profiles, he reacted with strong emotion, amazed that he would be remembered and recognized for his years spent in the Kingdom. Dr. Sher’s profile differs from our typical profile in that he lived outside the camps in Arabia...

More Tales of Metal Haberdashery

More Tales of Metal Haberdashery

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Last month we featured an article about exquisitely-crafted hard hats certain fortunate Aramcons were able to purchase back in the ‘70s by an artisan from Iran. Since then a number of readers have written to us with similar stories. We found them fascinating and would like to share them with you.

Creating and Sustaining an Innovation Culture

Creating and Sustaining an Innovation Culture

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

What do you get when you put an inventor, industrial design specialist, patent attorney, commercialization and licensing specialist, and entrepreneurial specialist together in one room for three days? The answer is the ultimate mentorship accelerator for taking great ideas to market.

Arabian Return Chapter XXII: New Lease on Life

Arabian Return Chapter XXII: New Lease on Life

BY Colleen Wilson / /

Oran was able to take his resignation retraction letter by his boss’s office before he caught the morning plane back to 'Udhailiyah on Wednesday, September 22nd, 1976. With a new lease on life, I had a spring to my step as I went to the Post Office to mail Vicky's birthday card...

Reducing Power Consumption with a World’s First in Automation Technology

Reducing Power Consumption with a World’s First in Automation Technology

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Southern Area Oil Operations has successfully completed the world’s first pilot project to implement Advanced Process Control (APC) technology in the Khurais oil field to reduce power consumption by efficiently managing electrical submersible pumps (ESPs) that are located inside the well. This cutting-edge technology positions Saudi Aramco as a leader of automation technology in conventional oil fields.