One of the many benefits of working for Aramco in the diving sense at least, was that we could freely use company aircraft to fly across the country to the Red Sea coast at Yanbu which, similar to the town of Jubail on the Gulf coast, had been transformed from a quiet fishing village into an industrial city with a deepwater port.
Arabic classes for the new year, celebrating production records and drilling competition champions, a hiatus in the weekly publications, as well as the Feel the Burn event are highlighted in this week’s trip down Memory Lane.
Fionn Scott, grandson of Irene and Brian Dean who lived in Ras Tanura from 1978-1987 and 1991-2001, graduated from Holy Rosary High School in Lloydminster, Canada on Friday, June 24, 2022 and received a scholarship to attend Lakeland College. His mother, Paula Scott (Dean), resided in Ras Tanura from 1978 to 1987.
I first became intrigued with tents when I discovered a friend in Riyadh had a traditional Saudi tent in one of the rooms in his house! Like many of our homes in Kingdom, the rooms in his house were on the large size. With all that space, you need to be innovative in how to decorate, and he had decided to turn one room off the entry way into a tent.
June 15, 2022, will be remembered as a milestone date in Aramco’s history because this was the day Aramco issued its first-ever Sustainability Report. “This report — the first of its kind in our company’s history — sets out the actions we are taking and the standards against which our performance may be judged.
Here are several headlines from the company’s weeklies over the past 70 years. A colorful ceremony Sunday evening, June 29, marked the opening of Steineke Hall, a modern two-story building of cement brick construction, located near the Dhahran Dining Hall.
The American Productivity & Quality Center (APQC), an internationally recognized research firm in benchmarking and best practices, has named Aramco as one of five recipients of its 2022 Excellence in Knowledge Management (KM) award.
Aramco on Monday inaugurated the Aramco Research Center at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (ARC KAUST), which looks to accelerate the development of low-carbon solutions for the energy industry using advanced analytics.
“Leadership, sustainability, and technology. These three elements make up the very foundation of any organization in terms of delivering on its Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) commitments,” said Ghassan G. Abulfaraj, chief Loss Prevention engineer, in his keynote address at the recent International Conference and Exhibition on Health, Safety and Environment in Oman.
The artificial algae tree, known as the “Climatree,” is a state-of-the-art direct air carbon capturing microalgae photobioreactor, integrated with a patented carbon dioxide (CO2) scrubber, that has been designed by Aramco in collaboration with Greengroves Environmental Services Saudi Arabia.
The 2023 AramcoBrat Reunion will be held June 8, 2023 to June 12, 2023 at The Woodlands Resort in Texas! Reserve your rooms NOW! The Woodlands Resort calls itself “an oasis beneath the pines” – how perfect is that? Our Brat Oasis!
Acclaimed cookbook author Salma Hage grew up in the mountains of the Kadisha Valley in Northern Lebanon. Like many cooks, she learned her craft at her mother’s knee, as well as those of other female relatives in her household, where she often took on the role of cook for her eleven siblings.
We’re excited about being together for our Hafla 2022 Cruise Oct. 31-Nov. 5. Come join us! For our Hafla cruisers, it’s just four months until we see each other. Plan to arrive in Miami early to socialize and greet your friends. Some of us have already booked our rooms at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay...
Save the date! The 8th UK Aramcons Reunion will be held June 1st - 4th or 8th -11th, 2023 (dependant on the selected venue), Southampton, Hampshire, UK.
With its headquarters in Dhahran, close to the shores of the Arabian Gulf, the company had its own private beach and yacht club at Half Moon Bay. Entry to the beach was restricted to employees and their families, while membership of the yacht club was dependent upon owning a registered boat.
Not all the news in Aramco’s weekly publications were business. In fact, dependents and their achievements have been part of the company’s long history. Here’s a mix of business and dependent news over the decades.
Aramco and Cognite, a global leader in industrial software, have launched CNTXT, a joint venture based in Saudi Arabia. Headquartered in Riyadh, CNTXT looks to support the Kingdom’s industrial digitalization, and the wider Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region.
Aramco has made its debut in the world’s most definitive brand valuation ranking as the top international oil company (IOC). Aramco is the highest new entrant in this year’s BrandZ ranking and the achievement is all the more remarkable given none of our IOC competitors have featured in the ranking since 2020. It is also the first time a company from the GCC has made the top 20.
On June, 1st 2007, Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan (VP-Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association)-SAEEA by the grace of Allah (S.W.A.T.) was blessed with a granddaughter, Zoya Imran. Throughout the years, Zoya has matured into one fine and competent young lady. She is a student in Generation’s school; in the future, she plans to study business and is currently working hard to achieve that goal.
Rehmat Ul Alameen Welfare Organization (RAWO) was established in April 2013 in a small house in Korangi, under the supervision of Col (R) Javed Majid, assisted by Qari Saifullah. The aim of RAWO is to uplift the poor people economically: raise education standards, support them financially, increase their earning capacity and provide a platform to excel further.