On the 17th of February 2021, my father got a call from our uncle Adnan Phupa who suggested we join him on his visit to Quetta. My father took a while to answer as he contemplated his busy work schedule and our online school schedule.
I arrived an hour before sunup on a January morning at a small village northwest of Billahmer, in the highlands of the Asir region. At about 2,700 meters above sea level, the early hour — coupled with stiff winds up over the edge of the Sarawat escarpment — meant, for the first time, I was properly cold in the Kingdom.
Being an explorer, the idea of crossing the Rub’ al-Khali, also known as the Empty Quarter, was a big challenge. We spent three months preparing for the trip, meeting frequently to study any potential risks or challenges that we may face.
Nasir K. Al-Naimi has been appointed senior vice president of Upstream, effective April 1, 2021, after previously being appointed acting Business Line Head of Upstream in September 2020.
Ken Webster began his oil industry career in 1931, shortly after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.
Every now and then, AramcoExPats strikes gold with one of its features. Such was the case back in 2007 when we published a series of letters written by the late Ken Webster, who began his long service with Aramco in 1944, with World War II still raging.
Khalid M. Al-Abdulqader has been appointed as the vice president of Unconventional Resources effective April 1, 2021. Prior to this appointment, Al-Abdulqader has been serving as the executive director of Unconventional Resources.
This Annual Report covers financial and operational aspects of Aramco from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020, and is issued in both Arabic and English. The print version is identical to its PDF counterpart, which is available at aramco.com.
The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (“Aramco” or “the Company”) today announced its full-year 2020 results, demonstrating exceptional resilience despite the macroeconomic impact of COVID-19 and delivering on its intended dividend payments to shareholders.
RAWO has been working since April 2013 in Korangi and also from Thallian Village, D.I. Khan since 2017, with the aim to uplift the poor people economically, raise their educational standard, and provide a platform to excel further.
My first traditional Arab dress was a gift from a family in the Asir. It is a beautiful black velvet dress with blue and gold stitching on the bodice, sleeves and skirt.
We are excited to announce our latest service offering for new and existing clients of Reilly Financial Advisors (RFA), called FeeX. FeeX is a software system that will allow RFA to review, trade, reallocate, and rebalance accounts such as your Aramco Savings Plan at Vanguard.
Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA) Karachi, Pakistan is pleased to announce the launching of their website on a new domain. The URL for the website is https://www.saeea.pk.
Jiddah is a city that hosts great contrasts: on the one hand, it is a large, modern metropolis, and on the other, it is has always existed. Some say the city houses the tomb of Eve, from which the name of the city is said to be derived: جدة “Jaddah,” meaning “grandmother.”
In April 2014, my friend, Suhaim Alsy’ari, invited me to a special event in the desert. I first met Suhaim in 1978, when he was eight years old and I was 23. At that time, Suhaim and his family lived in a humble Bedouin encampment situated close to the remote Aramco construction site...
Sponsored by the Saudi Aramco president & CEO and organized by Saudi Aramco Golf Association (SAGA), the CEO Cup Golf Tournament began back in the 1970s, and it has been held annually continuing the tradition ever since.
Syed Moazzam Ali married Fozia Mazhar. Moazzam is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ovais Akram Ali, Badge No. 73168. Ovais is an ex-employee of the Safaniya Producing Department. Fozia is the daughter of the late Mazhar Saeed.
UK Boarding Schools adapted quickly and effectively to the restrictions brought about by COVID, providing their students with a safe and secure home away from home with the benefit of being able to socialise with their friends, support from tutors, and access to excellent facilities and extensive grounds.
Dr. Ata Ur Rehman is a graduate of Dow University with a diverse interest in all fields of medicine. He completed his M. Phil from Hamdard University and is currently pursuing his PhD from BMSI Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Center. He also obtained his post-graduate degree from Baqai University in Endocrinology.
With more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, Said A. Al-Hadrami is retiring as vice president of Retail and Lubes Development. Al-Hadrami, who was honored at an event attended by Saudi Aramco president and CEO Amin Nasser and other members of management, spoke of his pride of being involved in “the company family.”