The King’s Man: Oil and Death - Part II

The King’s Man: Oil and Death - Part II

BY Mel Trotter / /

So went the philosophy of the mentors who tutored Ibn Saud as a child and it remained his lifelong practice to tryout the integrity of those he would rely on. His friendship with Harry St. John Bridger Philby was strong but Philby was not exempt from the scrutiny of the desert fighter, though Philby never knew or understood this.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - June 10, 2020

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - June 10, 2020

BY AramcoWorld / /

A bottle of frankincense essential oil sits on a branch of a frankincense tree (Boswellia sacra) in the Dhofar Governate of Oman, where a semiarid climate and limestone geology have proven especially hospitable for its cultivation for more than 3,000 years. Frankincense from Oman was instrumental in the rise of early kingdoms in the region, and today it is a center for one of the most popular of essential oils.

Repatriating During Covid-19

Repatriating During Covid-19

BY Anushka Bose / /

The binding truth that ties the entire Aramco family together is the ephemeral, transitory periods of our lives that we spend in the cookie-cutter homes, basking under the hot desert sun. Some of us are born here, some move as children, and some as teenagers, and some of us even find our way back here as adults.

The King’s Man: Before Oil - Part I

The King’s Man: Before Oil - Part I

BY Mel Trotter / /

When Ibn Saud scaled the walls of Riyadh in 1902, it began his celebrated passage to becoming King of Saudi Arabia. This story briefly describes the years when he recovered his heritage and oil was on the horizon.

Smart Helmets Supporting Operations During COVID-19

Smart Helmets Supporting Operations During COVID-19

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

In-line with Saudi Aramco’s Digital Transformation Program – which capitalizes on innovative Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies to deliver energy more sustainably and efficiently – Aramco Asia recently deployed a “smart helmet.”

Arabian Fate

Arabian Fate

BY Melvin Trotter / /

It was a Saturday and the skydivers had jumped this morning. Nobody worked on Saturday afternoon except the island telephone operator and she was busy. There were three phones at the exchange and people stood in lines to make their calls home. Folks in England waited for their loved ones to call on Saturdays.

The Seven Natural Wonders of Arabia, Part VI – Jabal Sawda

The Seven Natural Wonders of Arabia, Part VI – Jabal Sawda

BY Aramco ExPats / /

If you’re a fan of geological wonders—as many Aramco annuitants understandably are—a visit to Jabal Sawda will suit your tastes “to a T.” Standing just over 10,000 feet, Jabal Sawda in the Asir region of southwestern Saudi Arabia...

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - May 27, 2020

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - May 27, 2020

BY AramcoWorld / /

Since the hieroglyphs on the Rosetta stone were deciphered in 1822, scholars have learned a great deal about early Egypt. But the language of Nubia, Egypt’s rival to the south, remains untranslated, with the result that far less is known about Nubia.

Open letter from the CEOs of the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative

Open letter from the CEOs of the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The unprecedented challenges the world is facing force us all to sharpen our focus on what really matters. Our immediate priority, as CEOs, is to do everything we can so that our people and communities are safe and capable of confronting the pandemic effectively.

Recent Graduate, Maryam Khan, Recognized for Bold Vision

Recent Graduate, Maryam Khan, Recognized for Bold Vision

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Ex-Aramco employee Athar Mustafa Khan has a lot to be proud of when it comes to his youngest daughter Maryam. She recently graduated from Lehigh University with a Masters Degree in BioEngineering while simultaneously...

Saudi Aramco Plants at Night

Saudi Aramco Plants at Night

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The world is going through an unprecedented health crisis, the impact of which has reached all areas of life that forced governments and individuals to make unprecedented decisions and adapt to unusual lifestyles.

2020 ‘Id Mubarak

2020 ‘Id Mubarak

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Dear colleagues, With the Holy Month of Ramadan coming to a close, I would like to extend my personal best wishes to you and to your families for a peaceful ‘Id al-Fitr. This ‘Id will be unlike any we have experienced before.

Camping with Camels: My Introduction to the Kingdom - Part II

Camping with Camels: My Introduction to the Kingdom - Part II

BY Brid Beeler / /

We arrived in Buraidah, just before the noon prayer when everything closes for 20 to 30 minutes as the faithful head off to the mosque. During prayer, we drove around the town. Buraidah is in the heart of the Nejd...

Aramco Kids Bring Back 'Sweet Home Alabama'

Aramco Kids Bring Back 'Sweet Home Alabama'

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Two Aramco Brats have published a prequel novel to the movie Sweet Home Alabama. Doug and Chris Eboch attended Aramco schools in Ras Tanura and Dhahran from 1974 to 1980. Doug later went to the University of Southern California...