Three Cups of Tea in Udhailiyah

Three Cups of Tea in Udhailiyah

BY Kirk K. Peterson / /

Inspired by Greg Mortenson’s book Three Cups of Tea, a beautiful PowerPoint lesson was created to share this story with students from kindergarten through 9th grade during library lessons. The book talk was a huge success, filling the school with a positive energy resulting from the presentation.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 2009

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 2009

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

More than 750 people turned out for the 2009 Brats Reunion on Memorial Day weekend, May 21-24, in Los Angeles, arriving by plane, car and—in one case—motor scooter for what was probably the first such gathering held just a block away from the Arrivals Hall.

Buoys Protect Vital Coral Reefs

Buoys Protect Vital Coral Reefs

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco recently installed 36 permanently moored buoys around the coral-reef islands of Jana, Karan and Kurayn to protect vital coral reefs. The buoys are one way Saudi Aramco demonstrates its environmental stewardship, its role in environmental protection and citizenship.

AOC Employees Help Bridge Cultural Gaps with Food

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, June 03, 2009 -- Aramco Overseas Co. (AOC) employees joined the staff of Resto Van Harte on May 13 to prepare a healthy three-course Arabic meal for 50 children from the Laakkwartier — a low-income, multicultural neighborhood in The Hague.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Spring 2009

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Spring 2009

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The concept of “reunion” is not as simple as it first appears. Witness the remarkable 2nd KSA Expatriate Saudi Aramco Reunion, which unrolled March 9-19, the latest I’ve been honored to attend in a chain of company-linked gatherings that now spans 62 years.

Visiting Other Sites Around Saudi Arabia

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Along with visits to residential camps, ExPats and Brats at the 2009 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reunion visited some of the beautiful sites throughout the country.

Memories of a Century Ride in Udhailiyah

Memories of a Century Ride in Udhailiyah

BY Patricia Munoz / /

I would like to share with you an unforgettable event which will bring back wonderful memories to some Udhailiyah residents and to many others who helped make this event a success story. Date of event: May 2nd, 2002 - Location: Udhailiyah Camp, West Flank.

Message from Don Reilly

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

I must say I had a great time at the Aramco Reunion in Las Vegas. Being able to meet with current clients, old friends and acquaintances who I have come to know during my visits to the Kingdom over the past 34 years, was a pleasure.

Jabal Las Vegas 2008 Gala Dinner (1)

Jabal Las Vegas 2008 Gala Dinner (1)

BY Aramco ExPats / /

On Wednesday, October 1st, the final night of the 2008 Annuitant Reunion, Jabal Las Vegas, 1,000+ attendees gathered for the traditional Gala Festival at Paris Hotel and Casino. Pre-dinner activities once again included a cocktail hour with a formal photo opportunity to help commemorate this year’s reunion with your closest Aramcon friends.

Arabian Return Chapter VI: Life Goes On

Arabian Return Chapter VI: Life Goes On

BY Colleen Wilson / /

So life goes on; one chapter ends and another begins. Since our arrival, we had been going at a pretty fast and exciting clip, especially while the kids were there, but on reflection, at that time, we didn't think it was nearly as nice as it had been when we lived there 19 years earlier.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 2008

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 2008

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Mollie Kennedy Brooks cried. Steve Furman sported a mile-wide grin. And Caryll Hayden Goodale fainted. Those were just a few of the reactions of the 29 “kids” who shook hands with King Abdullah ibn ‘Abd al-‘Aziz onMay 20 in Dhahran, 61 years after meeting his father, King ‘Abd al-‘Aziz, at almost exactly the same spot.

Really Old Old-Timers Reunion

BY Nestor J. Sander / /

The Really Old Old-Timers Reunion was held in the Spanish restaurant, El Patio Español in San Francisco on Sunday, April 20th.

Dhahran Girl Scouts from the Early 1960s

Dhahran Girl Scouts from the Early 1960s

BY AramcoExPats.com / /

Sheri (MH Wahba) Anderson sent us this wonderful photo of her Dhahran Girl Scout troop, taken in the late 50s or early 60s.

Tim Barger's 75th Anniversary Speech

Tim Barger's 75th Anniversary Speech

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Tim Barger, son of former Aramco President & CEO, Thomas C. Barger, was invited, along with 30 other children of early Aramco employees who also grew up in the Kingdom, to help celebrate the company’s 75th Anniversary. On May 20th, at a dinner hosted by Saudi Aramco President and CEO Abdullah Jum’ah, Tim gave a speech about his experience growing up as an American youth in Saudi Arabia. He has given us permission to share his words on Aramco ExPats.

Saudi Aramco Celebrates 75 Years with King Abdullah

Saudi Aramco Celebrates 75 Years with King Abdullah

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Saudi Aramco celebrates 75 Years of Excellence at the Grand Event Tuesday, May 21st. Saudi Arabia's beloved King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, the sixth king of Saudi Arabia, visited Dhahran to take part in Saudi Aramco’s 75th anniversary celebrations.

Tunisia's Center of Ceramics

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

In Nabeul, even the butcher shops are decorated with multicolored tiles. A hugely oversized, colorfully glazed jar rises in the center of the city's main traffic circle, making it clear that Nabeul is all about pottery. Walk the streets and you'll think you've stumbled into an outlet mall devoted to pottery and ceramics.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Spring 2008

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Spring 2008

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

In late 1948, when young Amy Ward was visiting her parents’ home in Short Hills, N.J., her father suggested that she apply for a job at Aramco, whose predecessor Casoc (the California Arabian Standard Oil Company) he’d known many years before.

ME&CC Exchange's Focus on Corrosion

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

DHAHRAN, January 02, 2008 --  More than 230 national and international professionals representing the oil and gas, petrochemical and water industries, as well as academia, discussed topics in corrosion and materials failures at the 2007 Materials Engineering and Corrosion Control (ME&CC) Technical Exchange Meeting.