2023 Aramco Houston Half Marathon Fosters Goodwill and Sets New American Record

2023 Aramco Houston Half Marathon Fosters Goodwill and Sets New American Record

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The 19th Aramco Houston Half Marathon shattered an American record. More than 300,000 runners, volunteers, and fans from around the world came to Houston Marathon Weekend, Jan. 13-15. The event also includes the Chevron Houston Marathon and the We Are Houston 5K, co-sponsored by Aramco. 

Lighting the Way Towards Smarter Production

Lighting the Way Towards Smarter Production

BY The Arabian Sun / /

IR 4.0 technology offers dramatic enhancements to operational and business performance at a pace never before seen, in almost every aspect of industry. Its transformative power comes from connecting real world machines, vehicles, and physical products to digital systems like artificial intelligence (AI), data analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

AramcoWorld Reading Selections -  January 18, 2023

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - January 18, 2023

BY AramcoWorld / /

It wouldn’t be the first choice for a dinner party: It is usually eaten in close family settings. If you do happen to find yourself sitting at a table where it is being served, consider it a compliment, because the message is clear: You’re part of the family.

The Dallah: A Doorway to Saudi Hospitality

The Dallah: A Doorway to Saudi Hospitality

BY Brid Beeler / /

Can there be a better symbol of Saudi culture and hospitality than the ubiquitous Arabic coffee pot, the dallah? I don’t think so. Dallahs made of brass are tinned inside and found throughout the Arab world and in every souq in Saudi Arabia.

Dhahran Rugby Union Football Club (DRUFC): An Unofficial History 1973 to 1989 - Part 5

Dhahran Rugby Union Football Club (DRUFC): An Unofficial History 1973 to 1989 - Part 5

BY Richard Thom / /

It is only when you travel a lot that you realise how small the world is, and when Martin moved to live and work on the Dhahran air base for British Aircraft Corporation (BAC, later to become BAE) in the English Language Wing, he did not at first think there was any likelihood of a sporting and social side to life in Saudi. That was until he caught sight of Bill Flynn (Part 4) driving to the base from Al-Khobar town. They had known each other in Uganda.

Aramco’s Pioneering Female Pilots Get Their Wings

Aramco’s Pioneering Female Pilots Get Their Wings

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Four ambitious, talented women share their experience of being the first to be sponsored, trained, and employed by Aramco to become qualified pilots, and encourage others to follow them into the sky.

Aramco Announces Launch of Aramco Trading Americas

Aramco Announces Launch of Aramco Trading Americas

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco today (Jan. 18, 2023) announces the 100% acquisition of Motiva Trading by the Aramco Trading Company (ATC), one of the world’s leading commodity trading companies, and the launch of Aramco Trading Americas LLC (ATA), a wholly-owned subsidiary of ATC based in Houston, Texas.

Congratulations to Aramco Brat Athena (Ashley) Simpson

Congratulations to Aramco Brat Athena (Ashley) Simpson

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Aramco Brat Athena (Ashley) Simpson, born in Dhahran, fulfills a bucket-list objective of becoming an entrepreneurship lecturer at The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. 

Aramco Hosts Dakar Rally Finale at Ithra

Aramco Hosts Dakar Rally Finale at Ithra

BY The Arabian Sun / /

In the presence of HRH Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Governor of the Eastern Province, Aramco hosted the conclusion of the Dakar Rally 2023, which reached its final stop at the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra).

Aramco Develops Solution for Challenge Facing Energy Sector

Aramco Develops Solution for Challenge Facing Energy Sector

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco scientists and engineers have developed an innovative solution for a major industrial challenge facing the energy sector. Metal storage tanks tend to expand over time, which means that year after year, their size increases beyond the initial capacity. Storage tanks are used to store and measure hydrocarbon products before they are transferred to customers.

Communications Initiative to Spread the Word About Company - 2003

Communications Initiative to Spread the Word About Company - 2003

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the Jan. 15, 2003 edition of The Arabian Sun. Saudi Aramco's first-ever television advertisement will air Jan. 16 on CNBC and later on other networks. The TV commercial is part of a comprehensive communications initiative aimed at enhancing understanding of the company's scope in the international community and reinforcing its leading position in the global petroleum industry.

Helipad in Service - 1968

Helipad in Service - 1968

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the Jan. 17, 1968 edition of the Arabian Sun and Flare. Dhahran's new helipad, located behind the Administration Building parking lot, was officially opened Wednesday, Jan. 10 1968, when the Bell Jet-Ranger helicopter operated by Petroleum Helicopters Inc. made its first landing at 8:55 a.m.

Dhahran Health Exhibit Opens - 1995

Dhahran Health Exhibit Opens - 1995

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the Jan. 18, 1995 edition of The Arabian Sun. The 14th Annual Health Exhibition, held under the theme "Start Move," was inaugurated this past week by Nabil Al-Bassam, executive vice president of Finance and Relations, near Gate Four in the core area.

Galaxy Room Reaches for The Stars at Al-Midra

Galaxy Room Reaches for The Stars at Al-Midra

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Interesting things are happening on the 13th floor of Aramco’s Al-Midra building in Dhahran. The Galaxy Room, true to its name, appears to be at the center of it all. The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) Center’s Galaxy Room is a perfect marriage of calm aesthetic and knowledge sharing functionality, in a space where technology can do the talking.

Jafurah: The Jewel of Our Unconventional Gas Program

Jafurah: The Jewel of Our Unconventional Gas Program

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The development of the Jafurah unconventional gas field is one of the most ambitious projects in Aramco’s history.  Covering an area of approximately 17,000 km2, the Jafurah basin presented a unique opportunity to build a large-scale project that aims to contribute to the energy transition.

What's a Wa’l? - 1969

What's a Wa’l? - 1969

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the Jan. 8, 1969 edition of the Sun and Flare. A wild sheep? A wild goat? Whatever it is, this rare find hails from the village of ash-Sharawrah on the southwest edge of the Rub' al-Khali. It was captured when young and raised by Salim ibn 'Ali al-Qahtani, a member of the Frontier Post.

Saudi Students Demonstrate Trade Skills - 1952

Saudi Students Demonstrate Trade Skills - 1952

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the Jan. 9, 1952 edition of the Sun and Flare. As an ambitious send off to 1952, the Training Division held open house Saturday for a small group of Saudi dignataries and company executives. Purpose of the event was to review the progress made since the Advanced Trade Training Program was started 14 months ago to speed the advancement of Saudi employees.

Aramco's Hangar 3 Adds Indoor Maintenance Space - 1980

Aramco's Hangar 3 Adds Indoor Maintenance Space - 1980

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the Jan. 10, 1979 edition of The Arabian Sun. To accommodate Aramco's growing fleet of aircraft, the Aviation Department's Hangars 1 and 2 at the Dhahran Airport now have a new counterpart — Hangar 3 — a modern facility providing good working conditions for the department's mechanics and the much-needed room to do indoor maintenance.

Aramco's Highest Building Rises - 1977

Aramco's Highest Building Rises - 1977

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the Jan. 12, 1977 edition of The Arabian Sun. Dhahran's future new office building, a few months ago only an architectural rendering on a drafting table, is now steadily rising into view over the fence of the construction site, about 75 yards west of the present administration building.