The Seven Wonders of Arabia, Part III: Electrifying History at ad-Dir’iyah

The Seven Wonders of Arabia, Part III: Electrifying History at ad-Dir’iyah

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The Saud dynasty and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia claim as their common birthplace ad-Dir’iyah, the sprawling fortified complex of mud brick/adobe mosques, palaces, battlements, and various other clay-colored structures located 12 miles (20 kilometers) west of Riyadh...

Protecting the Asir Magpie: Saudi Aramco Lends a Helping Hand to Protect a Rare Bird

Protecting the Asir Magpie: Saudi Aramco Lends a Helping Hand to Protect a Rare Bird

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The highest, coldest and wettest part of Saudi Arabia is an exquisite land where misty clouds silently wrap themselves around steep peaks, veiling biodiversity preserves concealed in remote corners. In the Kingdom’s southwest Asir region, spectacular mountain ranges roam across 100,000 square kilometers, pushing imposing peaks up to 3,000 meters above sea level and randomly scattering giant granite boulders across the landscape.

SPE-KSA Celebrates 60 Years as ‘Dawn of an Industry in Transformation’ Arrives

SPE-KSA Celebrates 60 Years as ‘Dawn of an Industry in Transformation’ Arrives

BY The Arabian Sun / /

In his address celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE-KSA), Saudi Aramco president and CEO Amin Nasser made it clear that the next 60 years may be the oil industry’s golden age. There are those who tell us that petroleum is a “sunset” industry, Nasser said, that electric vehicles and alternative fuel sources will render oil and gas a “fossil of a bygone era.”

Saudi Arabia to Start First Phase of Neom Project

Saudi Arabia to Start First Phase of Neom Project

BY Arab News / /

Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday that it will start developing the first urban area of NEOM, the Kingdom’s planned $500 billion mega-city. The founding board, chaired by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, approved the masterplan concept for NEOM Bay, which will include homes, lifestyle and tourist facilities, and “innovation centers.”

Michelin-starred Menu at The Globe in Riyadh

Michelin-starred Menu at The Globe in Riyadh

BY Arab News / /

Al-Faisaliah Hotel, Riyadh is adding a new level of decadence to the property by introducing a special menu courtesy of Michelin two-star chef Kiko Moya.

Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology – Winter 2018

Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology – Winter 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The industry standard testing equipment currently used for screening lost circulation material is limited to simulate fractures only up to 5 mm, whereas there are fractures and vugs more than 50 mm in diameter causing severe lost circulation. The new in-house designed test fixture will be able to simulate fractures/vugs of up to 40 mm. This will enable better screening and evaluation of lost circulation products and timely recommendations for field applications.

Diversity makes further inroads into Aramco

Diversity makes further inroads into Aramco

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Once a bastion of male engineers, the Southern Area Production Engineering Department (SAPED) made a paradigm shift in 2018 as female petroleum engineers joined the department on assignment from the Reservoir Engineering Department.

Father and Son Visit United Arab Emirates

Father and Son Visit United Arab Emirates

BY Dr. Mohammed Ifteqaruddin / /

Mohammed Ifteqaruddin, badge #140948, retired employee from the Ras Tanura Refinery Maintenance Department, visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE) along with his son, Zubair Mohammed Iftekhar, from November 12-24, 2018.

2018 Year in Review

2018 Year in Review

BY Aramco ExPats / /

And just like that, it's 2019! Take a look back at 2018's highlights and the community's favorite photos, articles and celebrations. Thanks to all our readers, contributors, and sponsors for another great year.

CEO: 2019 ‘will be an exciting journey for all of us’

CEO: 2019 ‘will be an exciting journey for all of us’

BY The Arabian Sun / /

I want to thank you for your incredibly hard work last year. While the year ahead looks set to be challenging, our newly approved 2019-2021 Business Plan steers us toward greater resilience, more fiscal discipline, and increased flexibility — enabling us to effectively respond to continued oil market challenges and volatility.

Leveraging Our Brand: Aramco Service Stations Coming to The Kingdom

Leveraging Our Brand: Aramco Service Stations Coming to The Kingdom

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

In the not-too-distant future, drivers will pull up to Aramco service stations in the Kingdom, and the experience will be a new one. The fuel pumps will be modern and self-serve, if the driver so chooses, with the option of paying with a credit or debit card. A convenience store and a well-recognized restaurant will provide plenty of food options.

Aramco Adopts Cutting-edge Pipeline Practices

Aramco Adopts Cutting-edge Pipeline Practices

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The worldwide adoption of Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipe (RTP) in construction projects dates back to the early years of the 21st century as the technology drove cost saving initiatives by providing sustainable corrosion control measures.

SAEEA - Halqae Shero Adab

SAEEA - Halqae Shero Adab

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

It is Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association's prime responsibility to keep all its members intact and tailor programs that attract most of the members. So President, Kamal A. Farooqi, felt the necessity of establishing a new group ‘HALQAE SHERO ADAB” where members may meet and enjoy Urdu poetry and literature.

Dimensions International Winter 2018

Dimensions International Winter 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco’s newest test vehicle in its Octane on Demand lineup is the 2018 Ford Raptor, significantly boosting engine performance and efficiency.

Saudi Aramco Continues to be Recognized for its Business and Operational Excellence with Top Accolades

Saudi Aramco Continues to be Recognized for its Business and Operational Excellence with Top Accolades

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

King Abdulaziz Quality Award announced Saudi Aramco’s Yanbu NGL Fractionation Department and Abqaiq Plants the winners of the award in the Major Production Companies sector. The announcement of the fourth King Abdulaziz Quality Award was made in a ceremony held today under the gracious patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman ibn Abdulaziz, in the presence of his Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, Governor of Riyadh.

Company Focuses Kingdom’s Young Eyes on Traffic Safety

Company Focuses Kingdom’s Young Eyes on Traffic Safety

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

With the full support of Saudi Aramco, the Eastern Province Traffic Safety Committee provided a unique and vitally important experience for visitors during the Al-Janadriyah 33rd National Heritage and Cultural Festival.

Newly Dhahran Expo Provides Boost to Community, Economy

Newly Dhahran Expo Provides Boost to Community, Economy

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The Dhahran International Exhibition Center’s newly renovated lobby and Southern Building expansion were inaugurated last month by HRH Prince Saud ibn Nayef ibn ‘Abd Al-‘Aziz Al Sa’ud, Governor of the Eastern Province.

Aramco World - January 2019

Aramco World - January 2019

BY AramcoWorld / /

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.

Saudi Aramco Completes Acquisition of Remaining 50 Percent Stake in ARLANXEO Joint Venture from LANXESS, Becoming Full Owner

Saudi Aramco Completes Acquisition of Remaining 50 Percent Stake in ARLANXEO Joint Venture from LANXESS, Becoming Full Owner

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco, a world-leading integrated energy and chemicals company; and LANXESS AG, a leading German specialty chemicals company, announced today the completion of Saudi Aramco’s acquisition of LANXESS‘s interest in ARLANXEO Holding B.V., a Netherlands-based specialty chemicals joint venture between Saudi Aramco and LANXESS launched in 2016. All relevant authorities have granted approvals for the transaction which was first announced in August 2018.

SAEEA Monthly Progress Meeting - December 2018

SAEEA Monthly Progress Meeting - December 2018

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

The monthly progress meeting of Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA) was held on December 29, 2018, at Kamal A. Farooqi’s office.