Desert Explorers: Part 1 of Distant Arabia

Desert Explorers: Part 1 of Distant Arabia

BY Tim Barger / /

We invite you to enjoy part 1 of the 12 part Distant Arabia video series. The majority of the film clips are comprised of films taken in Saudi Arabia between 1937 and 1940 by Tom Barger, Les Snyder and Jerry Harriss. They are among the few moving pictures that record that critical and brief moment in the country's history when an ancient pastoral way of life was coming to an abrupt end, to be replaced by an industrial society.

Oil and Gas Climate Initiative Sets Sights on Carbon Capture

Oil and Gas Climate Initiative Sets Sights on Carbon Capture

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), a group of leading energy companies, recently introduced new measures to address climate challenges at its fifth annual conference in New York and said it was making progress curbing methane emissions.

Dimensions International – Summer 2019

Dimensions International – Summer 2019

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

An illuminated view of the Khurais Complex expansion, which significantly raised the plant’s production capacity by 300,000 bpd of Arabian Light crude oil.

Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology – Summer 2019

Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology – Summer 2019

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology is published quarterly by the Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, to provide the company’s scientific and engineering communities a forum for the exchange of ideas through the presentation of technical information aimed at advancing knowledge in the hydrocarbon industry.

Desert Voices: Arabic Poetry Through the Ages, Part I – Pre-Islamic Poetry

Desert Voices: Arabic Poetry Through the Ages, Part I – Pre-Islamic Poetry

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The richness of Arabic poetry and, more specifically, of poetry born on the Arabian Peninsula, is breath-taking. Beginning well before the coming of Islam and continuing on into the new millennium, Arab poets have blessed the world with some of the finest verse ever written.

Happy Birthday Dhahran

Happy Birthday Dhahran

BY Tim Barger / /

It all began in September 28th, 1933. The geologists Bert Miller and Krug Henry pitched their tents on the edge of what was then known as the Dammam Dome and established the site called Dhahran.

We're Not in Kansas Anymore...

We're Not in Kansas Anymore...

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The Wizard of Oz twists it way into Ithra!

The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) is set to host one of the greatest family musicals of all time, “The Wizard of Oz,” on Ithra’s stage Oct. 2-12. The musical performance features breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography, and classic songs that will touch down in the Kingdom for the first time.

Using Renewables to Power Unconventional Gas Wells in Wa’ad Al-Shamal

Using Renewables to Power Unconventional Gas Wells in Wa’ad Al-Shamal

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

A new collaboration between the Power Systems Renewables Department (PRSD) and Unconventional Resources (UR) is not only saving costs while creating value, but is also reducing Saudi Aramco’s environmental footprint in both energy supply and demand.

Promoting Iktva and Attracting New Investments

Promoting Iktva and Attracting New Investments

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Aramco Asia recently organized a series of events in the Asia-Pacific region to promote Saudi Aramco’s iktva localization program and attract Asian investors and suppliers to invest in the Kingdom.

John Ames

John Ames

BY Tim Barger / /

On May 1st 1939 King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud inaugurated the first tanker load of Saudi oil at Ras Tanura, two months later the well being drilled at Dammam #12 exploded into a blazing inferno killing five Americans and Saudis. Burning eight thousand barrels of oil a day, the well was lost but if the blowout continued the whole field was threatened because it might lose reservoir pressure so that the oil would have to be pumped out at great expense.

Making the 'Silicon Valley' of the Middle East

Making the 'Silicon Valley' of the Middle East

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco and its strategic partners, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) and Dhahran Techno Valley Co. (DTVC), this week celebrated the achievements of the 17 research labs at DTV over the past year.

SAEEA 21st Reunion

SAEEA 21st Reunion

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA) celebrated its 21st Reunion on August 31, 2019 at Arena Club, Karachi.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - September 18, 2019

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - September 18, 2019

BY AramcoWorld / /

Can robots cook? Yes, says Michael Farid, MIT grad and cofounder of Boston’s new eatery Spyce. But does it taste good? Yes, says Daniel Boulud, Michelin-star chef and the culinary brains behind the Spyce menu.