Saudi Aramco Q1 2021 Interim Report

Saudi Aramco Q1 2021 Interim Report

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The energy markets saw a strong recovery in the first quarter of 2021 due to the ongoing re-balancing of supply and demand fundamentals, in addition to improved sentiment for an increase in global demand spurred by ongoing vaccination programs.

Aramco Announces First Quarter 2021 Results

Aramco Announces First Quarter 2021 Results

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (“Aramco” or “the Company”) today announced its first quarter financial results, posting a 30% year-on-year increase in net income to $21.7 billion and declaring a dividend of $18.8 billion to be paid in Q2. The results were underpinned by higher oil prices and an improved economic environment in the first three months of 2021.

Kamran Ahmed Khan Weds Bushra Irshad

Kamran Ahmed Khan Weds Bushra Irshad

BY Zoya Imran / /

Bushra Irshad, the niece of Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan married Kamran Ahmed Khan, the brother of the son-in-law of IAK on the 26th of March 2021. In Pakistani culture, a few pre-celebrations take place before the actual wedding ceremony. The festivities started with the Engagement Ceremony held at the bridegroom’s place on 15th November 2020.

How My Time in Aramco Led Me to Build a Travel Start-up

How My Time in Aramco Led Me to Build a Travel Start-up

BY Furqan Khan / /

“Travelling is a great experience, but how can it be better?” That’s the question I asked myself when I was reflecting on my past travels. Before I get into my start-up’s story, let's go back to Saudi Arabia for a minute. I was born in Dhahran and lived there for 13 years before moving to Ras Tanura.

Jim Schultz Retires After Almost 11 Years

Jim Schultz Retires After Almost 11 Years

BY The Arabian Sun / /

James (Jim) J. Schultz, HR manager with the Corporate Venturing Department, retires from the company at the end of April. Born in Oakland, California, Schultz has spent almost 11 years with Aramco, joining the company in the fall of 2010 as a senior HR analyst.

Aramco Wins International Award for COVID-19 Response

Aramco Wins International Award for COVID-19 Response

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco, through its Sea Water Injection Department (SWID), recently received international accolades for its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company received the “COVID-19 Response and Recovery of the Year” Award given by the Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI) at the organization’s virtual Resilience Excellence Summit.

"Dear Folks": Chapter 6

"Dear Folks": Chapter 6

BY Ken Slavin / /

1948 shapes up to be another boom year for Aramco. Mildred Webster continues to chronicle her family's lives and interesting tales from Arabia. Ken Webster even manages to augment her faithful correspondence with a letter about some of his responsibilities as manager of Aramco's construction department.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - April 27, 2021

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - April 27, 2021

BY AramcoWorld / /

Fenced to protect excavations that since the 1950s have yielded remains of at least 10 Neanderthals, Shanidar Cave lies in the foothills of the Baradost Mountains in Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq.

Cem Karan Receives PhD in Computer Sciences

Cem Karan Receives PhD in Computer Sciences

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Third generation Aramco brat Cem Karan received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in Computer Sciences this month. His proud parents, Aramco retiree Ned and Carole Karan, and Cem's also-proud wife were able to watch and listen to his defense of his thesis on robotics on Zoom video.

6 Reasons to Consider a Boarding Education for Your Child

6 Reasons to Consider a Boarding Education for Your Child

BY Anderson Education / /

Deciding on a boarding school education for your child is a huge emotional and financial decision. As parents we all want the best for our children including the best possible education to ensure that they achieve their academic potential, learn life skills that are going to prepare them for adulthood and above all are happy in themselves.

Bedouin Silver: Treasures from the Sands of Time

Bedouin Silver: Treasures from the Sands of Time

BY Brid Beeler / /

My love affair with the Bedouin silver jewelry of the Arabian Peninsula began with a weekend jaunt to the old souq in Riyadh in 1989. We parked in a dirt car park and trudged along a dusty track past stalls selling all manner of household goods and car parts before reaching an area where Bedouin women were selling jewellery.

Aramco Crude Oil Assay: Ensuring Decades of Quality Arabian Oils

Aramco Crude Oil Assay: Ensuring Decades of Quality Arabian Oils

BY The Arabian Sun / /

No two samples of crude oil are identical. Unlocking crude oil’s composition secrets is critical information for our customers. It is also fundamental work toward maintaining Aramco’s oil and gas production value chain. Just like each sand grain is different, each crude oil type has its own exclusive chemical and molecular characteristics.

"Dear Folks": Chapter 5

"Dear Folks": Chapter 5

BY Ken Slavin / /

Mildred Webster continues to be a faithful correspondent as she settles into the new house in Dhahran, works on committees and keeps up with the increasing “social whirl” that is expected of the wife of an up-and-coming Aramco executive. 

Desert Designs - Celebrating 30 Years of Distinctive Saudi Design

Desert Designs - Celebrating 30 Years of Distinctive Saudi Design

BY Mark Lowey / /

In this piece, Mark Lowey chronicles the story of Desert Designs and its founders, Qamar Ahmed and Farid Bukhari, who own the unique, family-run interior design studio, home décor gift shop and art gallery, in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, that is dedicated to Saudi culture and Islamic design.

CEO Ramadan Message

CEO Ramadan Message

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Dear colleagues, As we begin the blessed month of Ramadan this year, we are continuing to successfully adapt to new realities. Everyone who is a part of this great company has shown agility, patience, and flexibility during this time. And all of us are contributing to a vital purpose...

Help Hali Conquer Cancer - Organized by Gary Bain

Help Hali Conquer Cancer - Organized by Gary Bain

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Gary Bain, retired manager of Aramco aviation, is managing a GoFundMe page for his granddaughter Hali who is fighting cancer. Hali urgently needs help with medical bills, including treatments, surgeries, and hospital stays as well as living expenses.

"Dear Folks": Chapter 4

"Dear Folks": Chapter 4

BY Ken Slavin / /

Mildred Webster, the official family “correspondent,” starts off the New Year of 1947 with a full report on Christmas activities in the camps, hopes for the family’s first home leave later in the year, and observations about her husband’s “playing” the Roupee market in Bahrain.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - April 13, 2021

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - April 13, 2021

BY AramcoWorld / /

This is pepper country, the Moroccan traveler Ibn Battuta declared of Malabar, India’s southwest coast along the Arabian Sea. Admiring the tropical forests and hills made bountiful by monsoon rains, there was “not a span of ground or more but is cultivated,” he observed.