The American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA), an international engineering and scientific society dedicated to all aspects of rock mechanics, is growing its presence in the Middle East announcing King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) has become the first university in the region to establish a student chapter for geomechanics.
The Aramco Retiree Golf Group held their sixth overall and first 2022 event in Phoenix, Arizona at Sheraton Grand Wild Horse Pass Resort March 28 – April 1, 2022. It was a fun filled 5-days of activities including 3 rounds of golf at Whirlwind Troon Devils Claw and Cattail golf courses. The evenings included an “Ice Breaker” Monday night at the Sheraton Grand Lobby Bar area onsite...
Aramco Brat, Doug Grant, hosted a cocktail and dinner gala at the waterfront restaurant, Shrimpers Bar and Grill, in Port Salerno, Florida on April 20th. Nine Brats and one honorary Brat were in attendance.
Nicholas Reiersgard, DH 89-95 and 2003-2005, married Virginia London on April 1st, 2022 in Orlando, FL, where they make their home. Nicholas is the son of Dennis and Diane Reiersgard, DH 89-95 and 2003-2015.
The word transience often brings up ambivalent feelings for me. On one hand, while it is a word that has defined much of my life, and while it’s enthralling to get sucked into the excitement of change, the word transience is at its best bittersweet. When life feels transient, it’s impossible to create stability and predictability.
Ali Al-Baluchi was born in the Arabian Peninsula soon after the unification of the Saudi kingdom. Against the backdrop of a conservative society confronting a rapidly increasing pace of modernization, he has witnessed and participated in decades of great social and economic change.
A poem by Nimah Ismail Nawwab. Losing oneself...Can this ever happen...‘How can we lose ourselves?’ one asks.
Hooriya Naushad Shah, daughter of Engr. Syed Naushad Shah, celebrated her 10th birthday on April 5th. Hooriya is the granddaughter of Syed Yousaf Shah, Aramco Badge ID 71533.
From the southwest, Ronda's limestone ramparts are split by the Tajo, or gorge, spanned since 1793 by the picturesque "New Bridge." The water mine, tunneled in the 12th century down through 60 meters of rock from the plateau to the river's edge, lies around a bend beyond the bridge.
This article is inspired by a quote from Brian Tracy, "The greatest joys of life are happy memories. Your job is to create as many of them as possible.” and on an announcement by the Dhahran Inspection Department to submit abstracts for the “Inspection Department Technical Exchange Meeting and Exhibition 2005.”
Engr. Syed Naushad, youngest son of the late Syed Yousaf Shah (ARAMCO Badge #71533), was nominated as a focal person for “Sustainable Growth of IT Industry in Pakistan.” A memorandum of understanding between the Virtual University of Pakistan and the Pakistan software export board was signed at the Lahore Expo Center here in Lahore, Pakistan in March 2022.
This photo, taken in 1977, is of the Aramco Exploration Camp known as G3 and located deep in the Rub Al Khali. Every five or six weeks the newest (most junior) Aramco pilots were assigned to the G3 camp for a week at a time to fly oil exploration crews (usually four to six men) to their remote sites in the Aramco Twin Otter which was kept at the G3 base. This was actually pretty good duty.
In this piece, Mark Lowey relates an alarming incident in the early childhood of Bakhait Al Marri, son of a Bedouin gentleman who Mark met in 1979.
Ashraf A. Al Ghazzawi was appointed as the vice president of Strategy & Market Analysis on April 1, 2022, following his assignment as executive director of Strategy & Market Analysis since July 2021. Prior to joining Strategy & Market Analysis, Al Ghazzawi was Group Treasurer since January 2020.
Salah M. Al Hareky, the company’s treasurer, was appointed vice president effective April 1, 2022. He has been treasurer since August 2021, and was controller for Aramco from September 2018. Prior to this, in May 2016, Al Hareky had been appointed as an officer of the company serving as treasurer.
Fahad M. Al Abdul Kareem was appointed as vice president of Industrial Services on April 1, 2022, following an assignment as executive director of Industrial Services since November 2020. Al Abdul Kareem has wide experience in upstream, government relations, and international operations.
Faisal A. Al-Hajji was appointed vice president of Human Resources (HR) on April 1, 2022, following his role as executive director of HR, which began in August 2021. Al-Hajji is responsible for the entire HR value chain operations of over 68,000 employees from more than 90 different countries, and programs that serve more than 400,000 employees, retirees, and dependents of Aramco.
Waleed A. Al-Saif has been appointed vice president of Aramco’s New Business Development (NBD) organization, effective April 1, 2022. Prior to this appointment, he held the position of executive director of NBD, and before that, general manager of Portfolio Development & Transaction Execution, both within Aramco’s Corporate Development organization.
Motaz A. Al Mashouk has been appointed vice president of Engineering Services, effective April 1, 2022. This follows his assignment as the executive director of Engineering Services, which began on Dec. 1, 2020.
Khalid K. Al-Mulhim has been appointed as vice president of Corporate Affairs, effective April 1, 2022. He had previously been serving as the executive director of Corporate Affairs since Aug. 1, 2021. Prior to this, Al-Mulhim was serving in an acting capacity from April 2021.