Hafla 2022 is Way More Than a Cruise - It's All About the People!

Hafla 2022 is Way More Than a Cruise - It's All About the People!

BY Aramco ExPats / /

In case you missed it, registration is now open for the Hafla 2022 Cruise. We are looking forward to Annuitants, Brats, Aramcons, and Employees from Around the World joining us. Hafla 2022 Cruise will be a five-night cruise leaving Miami on October 31 and returning to Miami on November 5, 2022. We look forward to seeing you at Hafla 2022.

Aramco Stands at The Ready, Takes Part in National Oil Spill Response

Aramco Stands at The Ready, Takes Part in National Oil Spill Response

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco’s Marine Department recently participated in a series of major oil spill drills led by the National Center for Environmental Compliance (NCEC) under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA), along both coastlines.

Habib and Obaid Explore Moola Chotuk - The Paradise Hidden in Baluchistan

Habib and Obaid Explore Moola Chotuk - The Paradise Hidden in Baluchistan

BY Habib Ur Rehman / /

The trip to Moola Chotuk was a spontaneous decision I made to get away from the pollution and noise of the city. The calmness of nature was the perfect way to recharge and relax, especially as I was in the middle of my exams and the pressure was taking a toll on my mental health. Having a large gap in between my exams was the perfect opportunity.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - November 10, 2021

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - November 10, 2021

BY AramcoWorld / /

“It was clear that this was not there by chance,” says Abdullah Alkadi, who in 2005 encountered what is now catalogued as milestone 12 while conducting field research along the route of the Prophet Muhammad’s journey across the desert plateaus and through the rocky hills between Makkah and Madinah.

Syria’s Treasures, Part 3 – Krak des Chevaliers

Syria’s Treasures, Part 3 – Krak des Chevaliers

BY Mark Lowey / /

In this photo essay, Mark Lowey recounts his travels to Syria with his wife and another Aramco couple in April 2011, which inadvertently coincided with the beginnings of the civil uprising in Syria. In Parts 1 and 2, the party of four toured Syria’s capital, Damascus, and the ancient Roman city of Palmyra.

Fahad K. Al Dhubaib Named Executive Director of Community Services

Fahad K. Al Dhubaib Named Executive Director of Community Services

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Fahad K. Al Dhubaib has been appointed as executive director of Community Services, after serving in an acting capacity. Prior to his current role, he was the general manager of Public Affairs since November 2018, during which, Al Dhubaib led the transformation of the company’s communication, marketing and Citizenship functions and programs.

Aramco, Chevron Team Up to Tackle Technology, Add Value, and Increase Efficiency

Aramco, Chevron Team Up to Tackle Technology, Add Value, and Increase Efficiency

BY The Arabian Sun / /

With their eyes on the future, Aramco, through its wholly owned subsidiary Saudi Aramco Technologies Company (SATC), recently signed a Joint Collaboration and Licensing Agreement (JCLA) with Chevron Lummus Global (CLG), a culmination of years of collaboration between CLG, one of the main licensors of the Ebullated Bed Hydrocracking technology worldwide, and Aramco.

Happy 2nd Birthday of Baby Ayra

Happy 2nd Birthday of Baby Ayra

BY Zara Imran / /

Time flies, right? Can you believe this baby just turned two? Ayra Khan, daughter of Engr. Bilal Ahmed Khan turned two years old on the 12th of October, 2021. Ayra has already begun to recognize letters and numbers and has started forming sentences. Ayra learns something new every day!

AramcoWorld - November 2021

AramcoWorld - November 2021

BY AramcoWorld / /

AramcoWorld, 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.

Saadeddin Pastry: A Green Box of Joy

Saadeddin Pastry: A Green Box of Joy

BY Anushka Bose / /

My memory of Dhahran includes various emblems that marked my time there. One of these emblems is the Saadeddin Pastry shop/stop inside the Dhahran Commissary. When I first moved to Dhahran I was amazed by the colorful squares of chocolate wrapped in baby pink or turquoise blue covers placed symmetrically around a large gold plate.

CEO: Strong Results Reflect High Demand

CEO: Strong Results Reflect High Demand

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Dear colleagues, Aramco’s third-quarter 2021 financial results were announced earlier today and our performance during the quarter was strong, reflecting the ongoing recovery in global energy demand. Indeed, Aramco is one of the most profitable companies in the world.

Getting Down to Work: Vignette from 'Tales from the Desert: An Arabian Memoir'

Getting Down to Work: Vignette from 'Tales from the Desert: An Arabian Memoir'

BY Stuart Crocker / /

Dhahran North Office Complex was a collection of twenty large, temporary office buildings located about half a mile from the residential camp. They certainly weren’t as swish as the more glamorous steel and glass offices on the main camp complex, but at least I didn’t have far to commute.

Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology – Fall 2021

Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology – Fall 2021

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The Aramco Journal of Technology is published quarterly by the Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, to provide the company’s scientific and engineering communities a forum for the exchange of ideas through the presentation of technical information aimed at advancing knowledge in the hydrocarbon industry.

Aramco Expands Focus on Emerging Sectors at Future Investment Initiative

Aramco Expands Focus on Emerging Sectors at Future Investment Initiative

BY The Arabian Sun / /

On Tuesday, Aramco announced plans to expand its focus on emerging sectors to drive private sector innovation and investment. During the Future Investment Initiative, it outlined potential new projects in green hydrogen, sustainable technology solutions, advanced nonmetallic building materials, and digitalization.

Khaled A. Al-Buraik Receives Prestigious Engineering Award

Khaled A. Al-Buraik Receives Prestigious Engineering Award

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Khaled A. Al-Buraik, Aramco’s vice president of Southern Area Oil Operations (SAOO), recently received the Charles F. Rand Memorial Gold Medal from the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME), at the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition recently in Dubai.

Collective Birthday Celebrations

Collective Birthday Celebrations

BY Zoya Imran / /

On the 19th of September, after the span of 4 years, Anum Aftab, my Khala, visited Pakistan with her husband, Taimur Barlas. Although she had come to Karachi from the USA, for a very short period of 2 days, as her in-laws resided in Lahore, everyone had a blast together.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - October 27, 2021

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - October 27, 2021

BY AramcoWorld / /

Nearly 470 years ago, the wife of the Ottoman sultan founded this soup kitchen as an endowed religious charity. Ever since, the Khaski Sultan Imaret's cooks arrive before dawn, simmering soup to ladle out to all who come looking for a warm lunch.