Aramco Asia Supports Mangrove Conservation in Fujian

Aramco Asia Supports Mangrove Conservation in Fujian

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Aramco Asia has provided support to the China Mangrove Conservation Network (CMCN) after entering into an agreement in April this year, within the framework of Saudi Aramco’s 2018 donation program.

The Arabian: Equine Perfection Defined

The Arabian: Equine Perfection Defined

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The four signature fauna of Saudi Arabia are the dromedary, the falcon, the Saluki, and the Arabian horse—magnificent creatures all. And while substantial arguments could be proffered on each of the four’s behalf in support of their claim to be called Number One...

Roaming to Riyadh

Roaming to Riyadh

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Being an expat in this part of the world gives me the privilege to travel to places I previously could only have dreamed of or read about in travel guidebooks. I have been living in the Eastern Province for more than two years now, and I knew very little about Riyadh, so I recently decided to travel to the Kingdom’s capital and see it for myself over a weekend.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - September 5, 2018

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - September 5, 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The event was the second edition of Saudi Film Days, sponsored by Ithra, the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, in collaboration with the Saudi Films Festival. Each screening included a panel discussion with Saudi and us film directors. Here are the highlights.

Abu Hamid

Abu Hamid

BY Tim Barger / /

It was November 18th, 1978. Two years earlier I had started a video electronics business in Jeddah that serviced video equipment, installed closed-circuit TV systems in hotels, hospitals, and compounds, and distributed the only legitimate video programming in a country awash in bootleg videos.

Saudi Aramco Urges ONS 2018 Attendees to Focus ‘on the Horizon’

Saudi Aramco Urges ONS 2018 Attendees to Focus ‘on the Horizon’

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Speaking on the opening day of the Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) 2018 conference, Nasir K. Al-Naimi, vice president of Petroleum Engineering and Development with Saudi Aramco, underlined that the energy industry’s short-term challenges should not come at the expense of long-term goals.

Saudi Aramco Awards BHGE Integrated Services Contract

Saudi Aramco Awards BHGE Integrated Services Contract

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco has awarded today the first large-scope integrated services contract for its Marjan oilfield – the first of three major offshore expansions in Saudi Arabia, and the company’s largest upstream development project this year – to Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE). Under the contract’s terms, BHGE will provide drilling services, coiled tubing services and drilling fluids engineering services in Marjan.

NED69ers Mini Reunion - September 01, 2018

NED69ers Mini Reunion - September 01, 2018

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

NED69ers are spread all over the globe with relatives still in Karachi and other parts of Pakistan. Lately, Engr. Mohammad Mahtab Alam Khan, Gold Medalist in Electrical Engineering, came from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to visit his family on the occasion of Eid-Ul-Azha.

Ali Al-Baluchi: The Treasure of Friendship

Ali Al-Baluchi: The Treasure of Friendship

BY Aramco ExPats / /

A good friend is one of life’s greatest gifts, and Ali Baluchi—a member of the Aramco family for going on 70 years and today one of its pillars—is living proof of that. Ali is a treasure whose friendship enriches everyone privileged to know him.

Ithra Makes TIME Magazine’s 2018 List of World’s Greatest Places

Ithra Makes TIME Magazine’s 2018 List of World’s Greatest Places

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, was selected for Time magazine’s premier World’s Greatest Places 2018, a compendium of “100 destinations to experience right now.” Featured in the August 24 issue, the list highlights 100 sites spanning six continents and 48 countries, selected across a range of categories and evaluated for quality, originality, innovation, sustainability and influence.

Abqaiq: The Friendly City Gazette - July/August 2018

Abqaiq: The Friendly City Gazette - July/August 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Abqaiq The Friendly City Gazette is a free monthly publication published by the Southern Area/Central Region Community Services Department for Saudi Aramco employees and dependents in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia.

Abqaiq: The Friendly City Gazette - June 2018

Abqaiq: The Friendly City Gazette - June 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Abqaiq The Friendly City Gazette is a free monthly publication published by the Southern Area/Central Region Community Services Department for Saudi Aramco employees and dependents in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia.

Ode to Ali M. Al-Baluchi

Ode to Ali M. Al-Baluchi

BY Alison Hooker / /

If your path has crossed dear Ali's Then you will surely know When he wants to make "it" happen "It's" always good to go! He has a way of working That leaves you in no doubt His plans will clearly come to pass And find a gainful route!

Click!

Click!

BY Tim Barger / /

Doug Strader was a lanky sixth grader who lived on the next block. Our families were close friends, so even though I was a fourth grader— if there weren’t any of his peers around— he’d mentor me on the finer points of sophisticated behavior.

Saudi Aramco Inks Strategic Collaboration with M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University

Saudi Aramco Inks Strategic Collaboration with M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco Upstream Technology Company (SAUTC), a Saudi Aramco company, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Russia’s Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) to promote cooperation in the area of joint research, primarily to explore oil and gas industry innovation with specific focus on upstream technology.

Recognizing the Cowboy, Preserving a Legacy

Recognizing the Cowboy, Preserving a Legacy

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The cowboy is an icon of American culture, every bit as much as is baseball or the log cabin or apple pie. Cowboys, indeed, are one of the first things people think of when an American traveling overseas tells someone they’re from America. “Oh, you must be a cowboy...

The Cowboy: America’s Greatest Icon

The Cowboy: America’s Greatest Icon

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Richard W. Slatta is author of ten books, including Cowboys of the Americas, Cowboy: The Illustrated History, and The Mythical West. He has studied cowboy history and culture across the Americas for four decades and is currently in his last year as professor of history at...

A Trip to Little Known Paradises of Saudi Arabia

A Trip to Little Known Paradises of Saudi Arabia

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Going places and taking in the sights is a good way to break out of your routine, and Saudi Arabia offers no shortage of sightseeing opportunities. Fortunately, Jazan is well placed for employees to be within easy reach of two hill stations in the Kingdom — Al Fayfa and Al Soudah — and earlier this month, Jazan Refinery Complex (JRC) management organized a trip to these hill stations.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - August 22, 2018

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - August 22, 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

With origins as a plain headdress meant to protect from the sun in summer, from cold in winter, and from wind and dust in the desert, the kufiya is traditionally woven in black or red thread in several well-established patterns. Called kufiya (kuh-FEE-uh) mainly in the Levant, it is known by other names in other regions—ghutra, shamagh or hattah, most commonly.

Unconventional Conference Highlights Technology, Business Practices

Unconventional Conference Highlights Technology, Business Practices

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco participated in the recent Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) highlighting the rapid advancements in the company’s Unconventional Resources (UR) program, sharing best practices, and focusing on new technology in hydraulic fracturing.