AramcoWorld Reading Selections - November 28, 2018

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - November 28, 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Ever since camels gradually fell into the service of people in the arid lands of Arabia, Africa and Asia about 4,000 years ago, they have evoked wonderment. Their domestication, late compared with other species, had a profound influence on the societies of these vast territories through the exchange of ideas and the interaction of languages as well as culture both intangible and material.

Saudi Aramco Downstream Strategy to Combine Organic Growth with Strategic Acquisitions, Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser says at GPCA Forum 2018

Saudi Aramco Downstream Strategy to Combine Organic Growth with Strategic Acquisitions, Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser says at GPCA Forum 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco President and CEO Amin H. Nasser today told delegates attending the 13th annual Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) Forum that a key Saudi Aramco objective is to bring its downstream business to the same prominence as its upstream, as the company undergoes substantial expansions in refining, marketing and lubes.

Higher Learning

Higher Learning

BY Tim Barger / /

We’ve all gone to school for endless years but it’s rare to remember a certain day when you actually learned two things. In 1952, I went to Dhahran Kindergarten in the portable that later became the infamous Teen Canteen. In First grade, I went to the portable close by that eventually became the Hobby Shop. What a great place. Anyone could come in and use all this marvelous equipment: drill presses, table saws, grinders, belt sanders and the like.

Saudi Aramco Signs Deals Worth $27.5 Billion with Suppliers

Saudi Aramco Signs Deals Worth $27.5 Billion with Suppliers

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco hosted its 4th IKTVA Forum & Exhibition this week at the Dhahran Expo Center in Dammam, attracting more than 1,000 local and international energy-sector service and equipment suppliers, manufacturers and small and medium enterprises to explore available investment opportunities with Saudi Aramco in the upstream, chemicals, utilities, non-metallic, IT and cybersecurity, and other areas.

Supply Chain Success Stories: Five IKTVA Partners Showcase Saudi Aramco’s Win-win Local Content Strategy

Supply Chain Success Stories: Five IKTVA Partners Showcase Saudi Aramco’s Win-win Local Content Strategy

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco’s In-Kingdom Total Value Add (IKTVA) program is designed to locally source the company’s massive supply chain by incentivizing investment by international and local equipment and service providers, and small and medium enterprises (SMEs). More than 400 companies supplying 24 commodities are currently IKTVA partners, working with the energy and chemicals giant to drive domestic value creation for mutual benefit.

King Salman Inaugurates New Mining and Industrial Hub Wa'ad Al Shamal

King Salman Inaugurates New Mining and Industrial Hub Wa'ad Al Shamal

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The inauguration of the Wa’ad Al Shammal mining and industrial project in northern Saudi Arabia today by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud marked a major milestone in Saudi Aramco’s long term strategy to increase gas supply in support of the Kingdom’s economic diversification program to generate growth in new sectors.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah – Fall 2018

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah – Fall 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah is a twice-yearly magazine distributed to retired employees and adult children of the Saudi Aramco Enterprise.

Saudi Aramco Honors Top Local Vendors at 2018 Quality Forum

Saudi Aramco Honors Top Local Vendors at 2018 Quality Forum

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco today honored four local Saudi vendors for delivering quality goods during a ceremony held in conjunction with the 2018 Saudi Aramco Quality Forum, organized under the theme “Toward Quality Excellence.”

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - November 14, 2018

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - November 14, 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

I was taken to visit a grazing herd amid the sandy reaches between Riyadh and Hail, Saudi Arabia. I kept a bit of distance, and an inquisitive camel (a female, I was told) approached at an ambling, padding lope.

The Seven Wonders of Arabia, Part I: Madâin Sâlih

The Seven Wonders of Arabia, Part I: Madâin Sâlih

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Not long ago, when we mentioned to an annuitant who’d lived in the Kingdom for close to 30 years that AramcoExPats was planning a series of articles on “The Seven Wonders of Arabia,” she asked the inevitable question most Americans seem pre-programmed to ask in such situations...

Mel Knotts Steps Down After 30 Years with Company

Mel Knotts Steps Down After 30 Years with Company

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Melton (Mel) E. Knotts, associate general counsel and assistant secretary to the Saudi Aramco Board of Directors, recently bid farewell to the company after 30 years of service.

Reunion Volunteers Sought

Reunion Volunteers Sought

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The Saudi Aramco KSA Expatriate Reunion will welcome 600 company retirees, brats, and their families back to the Kingdom in early 2019.

Saudi Aramco Hosts National Oilwell Varco (NOV) Board Members in Dhahran

Saudi Aramco Hosts National Oilwell Varco (NOV) Board Members in Dhahran

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco today hosted a visit by the Board of Directors of US-based National Oilwell Varco (NOV), a leading provider of technology, equipment, and services to the global oil and gas industry that supports customers’ full-field drilling, completion, and production needs.

Working to Envision a Nonmetallic Future

Working to Envision a Nonmetallic Future

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Theme of first non-metallic symposium “Endless Possibilities by Chemical Integration”, serving as a platform for industry majors to exchange ideas on future nonmetallic business opportunities and showcase their development work.

Close Call at Jabal Shamaal - Part 2

Close Call at Jabal Shamaal - Part 2

BY Tim Barger / /

In Part One we made camp at the top of Jebel Shamaal and then descended to the mountain’s base to plink bottles and rusty cans in the desert. On the way back up the hill to camp, a classic pellet gun war erupted with the usual disastrous results that your mother always warned you about.