On a blustery, overcast day in early Spring 1988, a friend and I spent our Friday day-off work at the camel races on the outskirts of Al Ahmadi, near the small residential community for employees of the Kuwait Oil Company.
A palpable sensation of peace and power emanated from him. A sarong was usually wrapped about around his waist and with rough keffiyeh fabric wrapping his ears like a package. Calm, steady stillness poured out of him in every direction while he simply held Autumn Breeze’s halter.
Aramco president and CEO Amin Nasser took part in a ceremony to open the Mangrove Eco-Park near Ras Tanura on Jan. 11. The Eco-Park is the first facility in the Kingdom dedicated to the preservation of mangrove forests, which provide critical buffer zones between land and sea as well as breeding and nursery grounds for various marine life.
For many Aramcons, servants personified “the good life” in Dhahran. These ever-present helpers performed all the onerous domestic chores everyone abhors, and prepared food and served guests at Aramco communities’ endless, labor-intensive parties.
Stripped from their stalks, washed and wound into bundles, raw jute fiber awaits wholesale buyers in Bangladesh, where jute, after readymade cotton garments, is currently the country's second-largest export earner and a livelihood for an estimated 25 million people.
The following report was written by Hiba Amer, granddaughter of SAEEA's Finance Secretary Muhammad Salim Hamid (badge number 73199) who worked for Aramco from 1976-1987 as an accountant in the Fixed Assets & Work in Progress Accounting Department in Dhahran.
Home is shuffling through Heathrow to reach the gate counting how many movies I can watch based on the flight duration but underneath the exhaustion of the journey rested the excitement of nestling under the covers upon arrival.
In Al-Hasa, a town about two hours from Dhahran, there was a remote clinic operated by Aramco and staffed with a multinational workforce. The closest camp to Al-Hasa was an Aramco-sponsored compound called Udhailiyah, where many ExPats lived and worked.
The cavernous theater in Dhahran was the incubator of my lifelong love of what were once called motion pictures. The movies.
He along with his team excelled in meeting challenges, helping lead the restoration of Khurais in 2019, and responding to the company’s call for Khurais to reach maximum sustained capacity levels, despite structural challenges and lockdown restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As we look forward to 2021, I want to thank you for your hard work and sacrifice, in a year in which we all had to discover new sources of resilience. It has been undeniably tough. We’ve missed our families and each other. We’ve had to become more flexible as a company.
Shabeel Ahmed Khan married Sahrish Tabassum Saleem on Friday 27th December 2019 in Karachi, Pakistan. Shabeel is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Shafiq Ahmed Khan, Badge No. 73789 who is the Joint Secretary of Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA). Sahrish is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Muhammad Saleem.
Aramco facilities are known for being the greenest and most colorful in the Kingdom. The credit goes to the great efforts of Community Services (CS), who year after year try to find new ways to spruce up the Aramco communities, keeping them fresh, groomed, and aesthetically pleasing.
Aramco today announced a strategic alliance with SAP Saudi Arabia to expand the digitalization of its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. The agreement with SAP is another step in Aramco’s digital transformation journey, paving the way for further integration of new technologies in a rapidly evolving technological landscape.
2020 has reminded us how deeply we depend on each other, in ways too many to count. At AramcoWorld, in March we reshuffled our editorial scheduling as travel-based stories got put on hold. Our writers and photographers rose to the challenges. We are proud of the work they did.
Saudi Aramco Development Company, a subsidiary of Aramco, today announced it had teamed up with Google Cloud to offer high-performance, low-latency cloud services to enterprise customers in Saudi Arabia.
Aramco and Cognite will establish a new company that will focus on digitalization in Saudi Arabia and the broader Middle East and North Africa region. The JV will develop, distribute and deploy end-to-end digital and advanced solutions for customers across industries, including oil and gas, power and utilities, manufacturing and shipping.
Jazan could seem lacking in appeal to an indifferent tourist. Its charm is, in fact, linked to its surrounding hinterland, a huge green lung of mountain peaks stretching toward the sky.
Although retired only three short years, my wife and I jumped at the chance to return to Saudi Arabia to attend the KSA ExPats Reunion in March 2019. Saudi visitor visas were rare and difficult to obtain at that time, but Aramco seamlessly arranged visas for the reunion attendees.
We recently had the opportunity to catch up with William (Bil) Jines who arrived in Arabia in October of 1988. Bil was a senior reservoir engineer who was in the PEASD department on loan from Mobil Oil Corp. He and his wife, Glenda, lived in Dhahran. Of particular note, the couple is soon to celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary on December 23rd.