Remembering Tandoori House

Remembering Tandoori House

BY Anushka Bose / /

This past week, I have been feeling ever so nostalgic about one particular aspect of Dhahran—its Tandoori House-Olive Garden Restaurant. Housed under one roof, the unique fusion restaurant boasted a menu of Indian, Chinese, and Italian food. Oh, how I miss the food there!

19th Biennial AramcoBrat Reunion

19th Biennial AramcoBrat Reunion

BY AramcoBrats / /

Yallah! Yallah! Reunion Registration is now Open! Marhaba, Brats! Registration is finally open for the 2023 Biennial Aramco BrAt Reunion and we can't wait to see you! The 2023 AramcoBrat Reunion will be held June 8 - 12, 2023 at The Woodlands Resort in Texas! Reserve your rooms NOW! The Woodlands Resort calls itself “an oasis beneath the pines” – how perfect is that? Our Brat Oasis!

After 47 Years, A Steineke Returns Home - 1986

After 47 Years, A Steineke Returns Home - 1986

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the Jan. 29, 1986 edition of The Arabian Sun. Maxine Steineke Goad, daughter of Max Steineke, the man who cracked Saudi Arabia's geological code, returned to Dhahran recently with two of her children in what might be described as a "roots" trip.

Rig of the Year - 1977

Rig of the Year - 1977

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the Jan. 26, 1977 edition of The Arabian Sun. Lofco's Orville Fisher drilled and completed 28 wells (22 percent of the total 126 wells drilled in 1976) to win the top position of the year in the drilling competition.

Celebrations for the Family of Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan

Celebrations for the Family of Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

On January 21st, 2023, we arranged a dinner party at our house for celebrations. One was for cousin Talha who was recently married to Namrah. It was also my mother Erum Imran’s birthday the same day and my mami, Samia Siddiqui’s birthday the following day, so we celebrated with our family.

The Life and Times of Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan

The Life and Times of Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan

BY Zoya Imran / /

Young Iqbal Ahmed Khan was a bright child. For his family, it was a dream come true when he was admitted to DJ Government Science College Karachi, having secured first division in his matriculation. His one goal was to enter the only engineering college in Karachi: NED Government Engineering College. With further determination, he secured 12th position on the Intermediate Examination administered by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Karachi which got him into NED College with ease.

Aramco Showcases Safety Leadership at ASSP Conference

Aramco Showcases Safety Leadership at ASSP Conference

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Middle East Chapter (MEC) Professional Development Conference and Exhibition took place in Bahrain recently, bringing together industry leaders and subject matter experts to focus on “Sustaining HSE Excellence.”

New Year’s Reflections: Morals from The Alchemist

New Year’s Reflections: Morals from The Alchemist

BY Anushka Bose / /

The last two weeks before the year ended, I decided to revisit and read a book that I hold near and dear to my heart, a story whose theme resonates with my personal journey as well as the collective journey of Expats in the Middle East (and beyond).

A Look Back At Our Favorite 2022 Highlights & Notices

A Look Back At Our Favorite 2022 Highlights & Notices

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Did you ever imagine it would be so invigorating to see your Aramco friends again? 2022 was chock full of good times. Aramcons gathered from all over to take part in reunions and special occasions, eager to reconnect with old friends and create new memories. Our coverage of the events was among our readers' favorites and reflecting back on the year's highlights shows us what an incredible year we had in 2022. 

Dhahran Rugby Union Football Club (DRUFC): An Unofficial History 1973 to 1989 - Part 6

Dhahran Rugby Union Football Club (DRUFC): An Unofficial History 1973 to 1989 - Part 6

BY Richard Thom / /

Every club has a constitution, officials, and supporters and Dharan Rugby Union Football Club was no exception. Its first constitution established the Club in 1973/74, but a new one was adopted in 1976/77 when DRUFC became an Aramco self-directed AEA Group. Strip worn by the players went through a similar process.

Four Appointed as Senior Vice President

Four Appointed as Senior Vice President

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco has announced the appointment of four people to senior vice president positions in the company. The appointments all became effective Jan. 1. Sulaiman M. Ababtain as a senior vice president, leading SOFON Holding. Yahya A. Abu Shal as a senior vice president, he previously had been appointed the CEO of Sadara. Meshari M. Alshaikhmubarak as senior vice president of the Office of the Chairman. Abdullah S. Al-Suwailem as a senior vice president and president and CEO for the Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petrochemical (SATORP).

A Pro's Throw - 1974

A Pro's Throw - 1974

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the Jan. 23, 1974 edition of The Arabian Sun. Aramco chairman of the board Frank Jungers exhibits major league form as he throws out the first ball to open the 1974 Arabian Little League series at King's Road Stadium in Dhahran.

Abdullah S. Al-Suwailem Appointed as a Senior Vice President

Abdullah S. Al-Suwailem Appointed as a Senior Vice President

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Abdullah S. Al-Suwailem has been appointed as a senior vice president and president and CEO for the Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petrochemical (SATORP), effective Jan. 1, 2023. Al-Suwailem has more than 32 years of experience in the Refining & Petrochemical business and has held different managerial and executive positions in Aramco, its affiliates, and joint ventures.

Meshari M. Alshaikhmubarak Appointed as a Senior Vice President

Meshari M. Alshaikhmubarak Appointed as a Senior Vice President

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Meshari M. Alshaikhmubarak was appointed as senior vice president of the Office of the Chairman, effective Jan. 1, 2023, after serving in the role of general manager of the Office of the Chairman since December 2019.

Yahya A. Abu Shal Appointed as a Senior Vice President

Yahya A. Abu Shal Appointed as a Senior Vice President

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Yahya A. Abu Shal was appointed as a senior vice president, effective Jan. 1, 2023. Abu Shal had previously been appointed the CEO of Sadara on Nov. 3, 2022. Previously, he was the general manager of the Jazan Complex from January 2021 to Nov. 2, 2022.

Sulaiman M. Ababtain Appointed as a Senior Vice President

Sulaiman M. Ababtain Appointed as a Senior Vice President

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Sulaiman M. Ababtain has been appointed as a senior vice president, effective Jan. 1, 2023, leading SOFON Holding, an admin area in Strategy and Corporate Development. Before assuming this position, he was the president and CEO of the Saudi Aramco TOTAL Refining & Petrochemical Co. (SATORP), since 2018, where the company had achieved highest levels ever in both net income as well as safety performance.