The first night we were home we had dinner with Pat & Guy who had kept our house boy, Britto, and the next day he came back to work for us again. It was good to be back “home”. However, Keith got sick again, so I took him to the doctor who said it was his throat.
I have written several times both in English and Arabic about the lack of civility in our approach to daily life. The list of complaints can go on and on. What makes me return to this subject is an incident that I observed yesterday in which a driver parked his car right in the middle of the road.
Read about an oil industry first field trial of inter-well reservoir nano-agent trackers, amongst other topics in the latest edition of the Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology.
Last week, a group of Saudi Aramco’s young professionals had the opportunity to meet and speak to Michael Bloomberg, a former mayor of New York and founder of global media empire Bloomberg LP.
Former Aramcon Andrew Guinosso is embarking on a wonderful project that will enrich the souls of all Aramcons and he asks for your help. Basing his project off the popular “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series, he plans to capture what it means to be an expatriate in Saudi Arabia through a collection of submitted stories.
By the first of the new year, 1955, the company had decided on the schedule for the Refinery Hydroformer Training Program in the United States. So, for the next two weeks, we were finalizing plans for that. Both kids had to have a passport, so pictures were made (Keith had been put on mine on his earlier trip to the States).
The year 2016 was a bloody year for the Arabs. Wars, civil strife, economic downturn and a feeling of hopelessness cast long and dark shadows over most part of the Arab world.
Since the 1930s, Saudi Aramco has operated various residential communities to provide company employees and their families with outstanding environments where they can enjoy productive lives.
Underneath the paving where traffic now crawls and honks along Port Sa‘id Street in Cairo, until 120 years ago a canal wound through the city, remnant of the ancient waterway that once connected the Nile to the Red Sea. It was filled with water annually during the Nile flood, and thus for eight months of each year, it fed the city’s lakes.
Speaking as an astronomer, physicist, member of parliament and secretary of the Académie des Sciences, François Arago’s words resonated throughout the land.
If you're like me, you make New Years resolutions every year, always with the best of intentions of keeping them, with varied results. High on my list of resolutions this year is to exercise more.
In a few days many of us will be awaiting the midnight hour, eager to welcome in New Year 2017. If you're at all like me, you'll be asking yourself what happened to 2016? It seems like it started only a few weeks ago. As it says on clock faces everywhere, "Tempus fugit"—i.e., "Time flies."
When you walk along the roads in Japan, you experience not only the charm of a beautiful country, but you find yourself immersed in a lush, neat, organized greenery, in full harmony with the places of worship and deep spirituality.
Watch a video compilation of Saudi Aramco from its origins in the 1930s to 2012.
Activities continued with a Mexican meal cooked by Pat & Guy Smyth (always a treat for us), and to kick off the summer, Aramco gave a dance on the clubhouse patio. We went to that with Pat & Guy, Johnny & Mozelle, Ken Cobb, and Desda & Bill. Of course, everyone in camp attended that, so we all mixed & mingled, as usual.
Aramco World, Saudi Aramco's flagship publication, is widely recognized as a leading source of nonpolitical coverage of the history, geography, arts and cultures of Saudi Arabia, the Middle East and the wider Islamic world, with an emphasis on the interweavings of the plural cultures of East and West, past and present.
Nearly 200 attendees from Japan’s oil industry and the GCC countries, with about 70% being female, recently gathered in Tokyo for the Friendship Committee for the Women Career Development Open Forum that was hosted by the Japan Cooperation Center, Petroleum (JCCP).
For years, Saudi Aramco and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals have worked together to protect the highly sensitive ecosystem in Manifa. A recent update session at the university shows that not only has the project maintained the integrity of the sensitive marine environment, it has actually enhanced it.
The meeting of Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA) was held on December 31, 2016 at Kamal Farooqi’s Office.
Many events have unfolded in the country in the last year and a half, one of the most prominent being Saudi Vision 2030.