AramcoWorld Reading Selections -  August 2, 2023

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - August 2, 2023

BY AramcoWorld / /

Avoiding main roads due to threats to his life, in 622 CE the Prophet Muhammad and his followers escaped north from Makkah to Madinah by riding through the rugged western Arabian Peninsula along a path whose precise contours have been traced only recently.

Malls in the Middle East: A Hallmark of Experiencing the Region

Malls in the Middle East: A Hallmark of Experiencing the Region

BY Anushka Bose / /

Anyone and everyone who has lived or been to the Middle East knows that malls are a large part of the social life in the region. The reasons may be multifold, but the simplest reason holds the truth that it is so incredibly hot outside a good chunk of the year, that you have no choice but to seek an indoor playground!

The Art (and Science) of Drilling: Journey Through a Many-layered Past

The Art (and Science) of Drilling: Journey Through a Many-layered Past

BY The Arabian Sun / /

What if you could visit the past to plan your future? That is exactly what an intrepid team of engineers from Aramco’s Petroleum Engineering and Development (PE&D) organization is doing — by employing recent measurement advances to drill new oil wells through layered rock known to geologists as “clastics.”

Fueling the Future: Supporting the Global Transition

Fueling the Future: Supporting the Global Transition

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Lower-carbon fuels and more efficient internal combustion engines are a priority for Aramco in contributing to the global transition to a lower-carbon future. Transportation is, of course, at the heart of this, and Aramco is exploring the development of lower carbon synthetic fuels, as an alternative to conventional fuels.

Twenty-nine Aramcadets Graduate, Ceremonies Held - 1952

Twenty-nine Aramcadets Graduate, Ceremonies Held - 1952

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the July 30, 1952 edition of The Sun and Flare. Twenty-nine teenagers, sons and daughters of Aramco families in the field, passed on of the first milestones of their lives when they were graduated from the Senior Staff Schools in three districts.

Aramco Completes $3.4 Billion Purchase of Rongsheng Petrochemical Stake

Aramco Completes $3.4 Billion Purchase of Rongsheng Petrochemical Stake

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco, one of the world’s leading integrated energy and chemicals companies, has successfully closed a landmark transaction to acquire a 10% interest in Rongsheng Petrochemical Co. Ltd. (“Rongsheng”) for RMB 24.6 billion ($3.4 billion), through its subsidiary Aramco Overseas Company BV, based in the Netherlands.

Rolling Hills Golfers Beat Charlie Johnson - 1968

Rolling Hills Golfers Beat Charlie Johnson - 1968

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the July 31, 1968 edition of the Sun and Flare. It was a sad event last Friday morning on the Rolling Hills Country Club links as Charles A. Johnson, past club president, trudged the final nine holes of his desert golf career in an effort to defeat some 55 fellow golfers and friends.

A Journey Through Northern Beauty - Karachi to Kashmir

A Journey Through Northern Beauty - Karachi to Kashmir

BY Zoya Imran / /

Bilal Ahmed Khan along with his wife, Faryal Khaleeq, and their daughter Ayra Khan went on a family summer trip to Kashmir. They planned the guided tour through Tour Operator m/s Rover Pakistan and were accompanied by twenty-five other participants.

Ithra Celebrates Five Years of Cultural Impact

Ithra Celebrates Five Years of Cultural Impact

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) is celebrating five years of continuous success this year. Ithra is not only the Kingdom’s gateway and connections to the world, but also the heart of the creative economy and an indispensable player in enriching local talent through original content development.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections -  July 25, 2023

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - July 25, 2023

BY AramcoWorld / /

During the hot summer months, ice-cream shops, called shir yakh feroshees, would sell an assortment of ice creams and other cold desserts. My sister Fatema remembers going into beautiful little shops after school to buy shir yakh.

The Undying Pulse of Abqaiq Field

The Undying Pulse of Abqaiq Field

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Perched for 62 years above baked sands on Saudi Arabia’s eastern desert horizon are two production warriors. At Abqaiq wells ABQQ-84 and ABQQ-75, located within the 50 kilometer-long Abqaiq oil field, we aim to maintain their record as the highest cumulative oil producers in Aramco.

Kohl Containers – Unique Treasures of Arabia

Kohl Containers – Unique Treasures of Arabia

BY Brid Beeler / /

You’ve seen the scene a dozen times in movies, from The Thief of Bagdad to Lawrence of Arabia. The camera zooms to the weathered face of the Arab hero and his fierce, penetrating eyes, which have been made even more mysterious by being heavily outlined with black kohl. You have to admit…

Aramcon Travel: Nepal — A Trek That Has It All

Aramcon Travel: Nepal — A Trek That Has It All

BY The Arabian Sun / /

“Are … we … there … yet ...?” No, that wasn’t my 12-year old whining from behind me. That was the sound my middle-aged knees made with each step as we ascended to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC), and subsequently descended, during a 10-day trekking adventure into the outer edge of Nepal’s Himalaya mountain range.

Mehtab Saeed Khan Represents SAEEA at the 2023 KSA Reunion

Mehtab Saeed Khan Represents SAEEA at the 2023 KSA Reunion

BY Mehtab Saeed Khan / /

The 2023 KSA Expatriates Reunion was held in Dhahran from March 01 through 14, 2023. Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA) was represented by Mr. Mehtab Saeed Khan, Badge Number 73076. He has written a short report about his participation in the reunion activities in KSA Dhahran.

HE Aali M. Al Zahrani Wraps Up Over 30 Years at Aramco

HE Aali M. Al Zahrani Wraps Up Over 30 Years at Aramco

BY The Arabian Sun / /

H.E. Aali M. Al Zahrani has bid a fond farewell to an Aramco career that spanned over three decades to take up the newly created government position of First Governor of the Kingdom’s High Commission for Safety and Industrial Security.

Father of Modern HR Inspires Aramco’s Future Leaders

Father of Modern HR Inspires Aramco’s Future Leaders

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco’s Management and Professional Development Department’s (M&PDD) Executive Speaker Series recently hosted management guru professor David Ulrich at Ithra. Described as the “father of modern HR” and “HR thought leader of the decade,” Ulrich presented to a total of more than 850 employees over three separate sessions.

‘We Know the Magnitude of Our Work’: A Day-in-the-life of an OSPAS Engineer

‘We Know the Magnitude of Our Work’: A Day-in-the-life of an OSPAS Engineer

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The Arabian Sun spent the day with Mohammed S. Alduhaimi, an engineer in the Oil Supply Planning and Scheduling’s (OSPAS) Refined Products Division (RPD), to understand more about their mission to deliver energy optimally and reliably. Every morning before starting work at 6:30 a.m., Mohammed S. Alduhaimi goes to the gym.

Aramco Technician Gets Top Honor - 2006

Aramco Technician Gets Top Honor - 2006

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the July 12, 2006 edition of The Arabian Sun. The gap between oil demand and supply is so tight that a disruption in supply could send global economies reeling. Under these circumstances, it is critical that industry piping, plants, and refineries stay in top operating condition.