Christine Smith Paints Among the Fishermen in Porto Heli

Christine Smith Paints Among the Fishermen in Porto Heli

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Beneath often vivid blue skies and surrounded by the crystal-clear waters of the Aegean lies Porto Heli, Greece, a small fishing village a short ferry ride from Athens. Known for its protective coves and bays, it is a frequent mooring...

In Support of the Troops

In Support of the Troops

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Jonathan Way, his wife Shirley and daughter Cynthia were in Dhahran during the last stages of Desert Shield. In response to a recent request for photographs from the Gulf War, Jonathan submitted this photo of Shirley and Cynthia...

Historical Perspective: A Glow in the Valley

Historical Perspective: A Glow in the Valley

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Some 55 years ago, when I was only 4, I recall some of my first and richest memories growing up in my village in southern Saudi Arabia.

Summer Jackson Reaching New Heights

Summer Jackson Reaching New Heights

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Summer Jackson, Ph.D. student at MIT Sloan and organizational ethnographer, studies the policies and practices associated with building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce in fast-growth companies. Her work was recently highlighted in MIT News...

Aramco Announces Corporate Development Organization

Aramco Announces Corporate Development Organization

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (“Aramco” or “the Company”) today announced the establishment of an integrated Corporate Development organization to optimize the Company's portfolio.

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

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

BY Brid Beeler / /

That evening we dined at a magnificent Moroccan restaurant next to Beit Al Nassif with a horse-drawn carriage perched outside the entrance. It was opulent to say the least. We felt like we were in a royal palace and the food...

2 Million Mangroves Added to Carbon Front Line

2 Million Mangroves Added to Carbon Front Line

BY The Arabian Sun / /

A record 2 million mangrove saplings planted earlier this summer by Aramco brings the number of mangroves restored along the Arabian coastline by the company since 1993 to 4.3 million.

Before Saudi Arabia: 1948 - 1949

Before Saudi Arabia: 1948 - 1949

BY Bob Waters / /

I went to Stanford University for two years and then quit to enlist in the Army Air Corp. After being discharged from the Air Corp in December 1945, I started working for Standard Oil in California, but after a year with Standard Oil I got as far as I could go without a degree. So, I went back to Stanford from February 1947 to June 1948.

AramcoWorld - Homeschooling

AramcoWorld - Homeschooling

BY AramcoWorld / /

Teaching from home? Teaching at home? We can help! For students: We hope this guide will help sharpen your reading skills and deepen your understanding of this issue’s articles. For teachers: We encourage reproduction and adaptation of these ideas, freely and without further permission from AramcoWorld, by teachers at any level, whether working in a classroom or through home study.

Tales of the Bedouin - Part VIII: Travels with Stephen Part 1

Tales of the Bedouin - Part VIII: Travels with Stephen Part 1

BY Mark Lowey / /

Coming straight out of university from California at age 22, my move to Saudi Arabia and life in a typical Abqaiq contractors camp was initially a challenge. Located across the road from the well-appointed Aramco community...

The Rise of the First Women’s Football Club in Saudi Arabia

The Rise of the First Women’s Football Club in Saudi Arabia

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Women’s sports in Saudi Arabia was very limited when the Eastern Flames soccer team was first founded in 2006. But that didn’t stop Kaye Smith — the founder of the club — from following her passion in forming the Eastern Flames team.

Saudi Arabia: 1949 - 1951 (Part II)

Saudi Arabia: 1949 - 1951 (Part II)

BY Bob Waters / /

As soon as old Man Wallace returned in the latter part of 1949, I got a new assignment working with the Petroleum Engineers. My job was to check out wellhead pressures on all the wells in the Dammam Field, which was about 40 at that time.

Aramco Announces Second Quarter and Half-year 2020 Results

Aramco Announces Second Quarter and Half-year 2020 Results

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (“Aramco” or “the Company”) today announced its results for the second quarter and first half of 2020, highlighting the Company’s financial and operational resilience, and commitment to shareholders despite challenging market conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Congratulations to Dr. Azzam Eltarahony

Congratulations to Dr. Azzam Eltarahony

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Through hard work and perseverance, Aramco retiree Dr. Azzam Eltarahony, badge number 139844, recently celebrated the grand opening of Alnahar General Hospital in Alexandria, Egypt. As the photographs show, this is a top-rate facility.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - August 05, 2020

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - August 05, 2020

BY AramcoWorld / /

The first purpose-built eco mosque in Europe, the Central Mosque in Cambridge, England, opened last year. With space for 1,000 worshipers, its rooftop photo-voltaic (pv) panels generate enough power to meet a third of the mosque’s energy requirements.

Beneath Saudi Sands

Beneath Saudi Sands

BY Aramco ExPats / /

In 1932, a 37-year-old engineer employed by the Standard Oil Company of California (Socal) made a habit of climbing the highest point on the island of Bahrain, about 20 miles across the Persian Gulf from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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

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

BY Brid Beeler / /

When we left Mada’in Saleh, our next destination was Jeddah. That is a long road to Jeddah and having since traveled all the roads of the Kingdom, it is still the one road I do not enjoy traveling. I avoid it with a passion...

Great Gardens Bring Color, Beauty, and Life to Dhahran

Great Gardens Bring Color, Beauty, and Life to Dhahran

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Passion. Imagination. Creativity. Sustainability. These attributes were on full display by the three winners of the 2019-2020 best yard competition in Dhahran, as they were recognized for their efforts to enhance aesthetics in the community and apply environmental friendly methods to maintain their yards.