Arrowheads and Shooting Stars in the Deserts of Arabia

Arrowheads and Shooting Stars in the Deserts of Arabia

BY Brid Beeler / /

Weekend trips to the desert often involved searching for arrowheads and other primitive stone tools. Finding areas where these were plentiful was never easy because we could go out one weekend and chance upon a promising site, with lots of arrowheads just lying there on top of the sand...

Orientation: Vignette from 'Tales from the Desert: An Arabian Memoir'

Orientation: Vignette from 'Tales from the Desert: An Arabian Memoir'

BY Stuart Crocker / /

Aramco came into existence some years before there was a fully functioning Saudi government and had therefore developed its own extensive laws and procedures which, by the time I arrived, ran in tandem to those which had later been created by the government. Indeed many laws subsequently enacted by the government were lifted straight from various company manuals.

Aramco and TotalEnergies Launch Joint Service Station Retail Network

Aramco and TotalEnergies Launch Joint Service Station Retail Network

BY The Arabian Sun / /

In what has been described as a “milestone” by Aramco president and CEO Amin Nasser, Aramco and TotalEnergies have launched the first two service stations of a joint retail network in the Kingdom’s cities of Riyadh and Saihat. Stations in the network will operate under the Aramco or TotalEnergies brands, providing motorists with quality fuels and premium retail services. Aramco signed off on the 50/50 venture with TotalEnergies in 2019.

Aramco Chairman: Saudi-U.S. Relations at ‘Dawn of A New Era’

Aramco Chairman: Saudi-U.S. Relations at ‘Dawn of A New Era’

BY The Arabian Sun / /

In a keynote address, HE Chairman Yasir O. Al-Rumayyan congratulated the 75th anniversary of the Middle East Institute (MEI) at a gala dinner held on Oct. 21 at the Ritz Carlton in Washington, D.C. In his address, Al-Rumayyan highlighted the long history and bright future of the Saudi-U.S. partnership and gave insights into how Aramco plans to work with U.S. partnership on delivering the Kingdom’s commitments toward an energy transition.

Aramco Expands Climate Goals, Stating Ambition To Reach Operational Net-zero Emissions By 2050

Aramco Expands Climate Goals, Stating Ambition To Reach Operational Net-zero Emissions By 2050

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (“Aramco” or “the Company”) today announced its ambition to achieve net-zero Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions across its wholly-owned operated assets by 2050. This ambition is an important part of the Company’s focus on long-term shareholder value creation by advancing its goals through a Company-wide approach in sustainability. The Company plans to disclose further details in its forthcoming Sustainability Report to be issued in Q2 2022.

Hafla 2022 Fun-Filled Cruise - Join Us!

Hafla 2022 Fun-Filled Cruise - Join Us!

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Dear Aramcons and Brats Around the World, the last couple of years have been tough for all of us. Hafla 2020 had to be canceled after much hard work had been completed by John, Doreen, and their crew. I know we were all looking forward to visiting Colorado and seeing one another.

Saudi Arabia's First October Big Day of Birding

Saudi Arabia's First October Big Day of Birding

BY Gregory Askew / /

In celebration of Global Bird Weekend and World Migratory Bird Day, on Saturday, October 9th, birdwatchers in Saudi Arabia took part in this year’s October Big Day. During the event, the global birding community tried to record the highest number of bird species possible in a single day.

Waleed Al Mulhim Appointed Executive Director of Petroleum Engineering & Development

Waleed Al Mulhim Appointed Executive Director of Petroleum Engineering & Development

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Waleed A. Al Mulhim has been appointed Executive Director of Petroleum Engineering & Development. His previous position was Chief Petroleum Engineer (appointed August 2018) where he oversaw reservoir management, reservoir simulation and description, reserves and reservoir planning, in addition to production and facility development.

Ali A. Al Meshari Appointed as Chief Petroleum Engineer

Ali A. Al Meshari Appointed as Chief Petroleum Engineer

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Ali A. Al Meshari has been appointed the Chief Petroleum Engineer of Aramco, where he oversees reservoir management, reservoir simulation and description, reserves and reservoir planning, in addition to production and facility development. Previously, he has served as acting general manager of Public Affairs where he oversaw a diverse portfolio of global corporate communications and citizenship programs...

Abdullah O. Al-Baiz Honored in Dhahran As He Retires

Abdullah O. Al-Baiz Honored in Dhahran As He Retires

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Abdullah O. Al-Baiz has praised Aramco and its management — past and present — for a commitment to developing the workforce at his retirement ceremony in the company’s Dhahran headquarters. Hosted by senior vice president of Technical Services, Ahmad A. Al Sa’adi, and attended by members of corporate and senior management, Al-Baiz spoke of a bright future for the company and the Kingdom.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - October 14, 2021

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - October 14, 2021

BY AramcoWorld / /

The dish is famous in kitchens across the Middle East. My mother taught it to me, and tonight I am preparing it for my family. Taze Fasulye—fresh bean casserole—has proven to be a rich, nourishing comfort food amid duress over the past year. But in my kitchen, the butter and lamb my mother used have been replaced by my olive oil and chickpeas.

Syria’s Treasures, Part 2 – Palmyra

Syria’s Treasures, Part 2 – Palmyra

BY Mark Lowey / /

In this photo essay, Mark Lowey recounts his travels to Syria with his wife and another Aramco couple in April 2011, which inadvertently coincided with the beginnings of the civil uprising in Syria. In Part 1, the party of four enjoyed an exciting, if somewhat stressful, four days in Syria’s capital, Damascus.

Save the Date for the 2022 Aramco Hafla Cruise

Save the Date for the 2022 Aramco Hafla Cruise

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Save the date! The 2022 Aramco Hafla Reunion Cruise will be held October 31 - Nov 5, 2022, departing from Miami, FL. Ports of call are Grand Cayman and Cozumel, Mexico. More information to come.

CEO Passes the Torch of Energy Executive of the Year

CEO Passes the Torch of Energy Executive of the Year

BY The Arabian Sun / /

October 4, 2021 marked the passing of the torch of the Energy Intelligence Energy Executive of the Year Award from Aramco CEO Amin Nasser to ADNOC CEO HE Dr. Sultan Al-Jaber. Congratulating Al Jaber, Nasser said that great leaders do not set out to be CEOs, rather, they set out to make a difference.

Decorate to Celebrate

Decorate to Celebrate

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The 23rd of September marks the 91st anniversary of the unification of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; a cherished country that continues to grow deep in our hearts. In celebration of this great nation, Saudi Aramco gave Aramco employees the opportunity to express their devotion and admiration through a ‘Decorate Your House for National Day’ competition.

What Does It Mean To Be An Aramcon? A Reflective Essay

What Does It Mean To Be An Aramcon? A Reflective Essay

BY Anushka Bose / /

What does it mean to be an Aramcon? How exactly is our identity both similar and different from all those that are bound by the Aramcon story? These are some questions that I’m thinking about lately.

Aramco Retiree Golf Group Teed It Up at Pine Mountain, Georgia

Aramco Retiree Golf Group Teed It Up at Pine Mountain, Georgia

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The Aramco Retiree Golf Group held their second 2021 event in Pine Mountain, Georgia at Callaway Resort & Gardens September 14-18, 2021. It was a fun filled 5-days of activities including 3 rounds of golf at Callaway Resort Lake View and Mountain View golf courses. The evenings included an “Ice Breaker” Tuesday night at the Cason’s Tap Room onsite...

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - September 29, 2021

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - September 29, 2021

BY AramcoWorld / /

In October 1927 Ibrahim photographed this boatman crossing inundated fields just east of the Giza Pyramid Complex during the annual Nile flood, an event that ended in the 1960s with the completion of the Aswan High Dam.