SAEEA Progress Meeting Minutes - June 10, 2023

SAEEA Progress Meeting Minutes - June 10, 2023

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

The progress meeting of the Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA) was held on June 10, 2023 at the residence of Razi Khan. This was the 3rd meeting of the current year 2023. KAF thanked all attendees, especially Razi Khan, who had not only spared his house for the meeting but arranged a very delicious High Tea.

Zoya Imran Celebrated Her Sweet 16th Happy Birthday

Zoya Imran Celebrated Her Sweet 16th Happy Birthday

BY Zara Imran / /

On June, 1st 2007, Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan (VP-Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association)-SAEEA by the grace of Allah (S.W.A.T.) was blessed with a granddaughter, Zoya Imran. Throughout the years, Zoya has matured into one fine and competent young woman. She is a student in Generation’s School and is currently in Grade XI. She recently took the Cambridge O Level CAIE exams as well.

Sri Lanka, Part 2 – Hikkaduwa Beach

Sri Lanka, Part 2 – Hikkaduwa Beach

BY Mark Lowey / /

In September 1979, Mark Lowey completed a two-year stint working in the oil fields of the Eastern Province in Saudi Arabia. Afterwards, as a solo backpacker, then 24-year-old Mark spent three months exploring Nepal and India, and then headed to Sri Lanka, the island nation below the southern tip of India.

Watch "Hidden Saudi Arabia"

Watch "Hidden Saudi Arabia"

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Join host Peter Greenberg as he explores the hidden gems in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that few have ever seen, including Riyadh, Jeddah, AlUla, the Red Sea, the Red Dunes, and more.

Why Space is Aramco's Next Frontier

Why Space is Aramco's Next Frontier

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0) is improving industrial processes by gathering reams of information from physical machinery and transmitting it across the internet. As processes connect via the Internet of Things (IoT), businesses can use the information to make smarter, faster decisions.

The Legendary Engr. Ashraf Habibullah Visits Karachi

The Legendary Engr. Ashraf Habibullah Visits Karachi

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

Engr. Ashraf Habibullah is a Civil Engineer and President and CEO of Computers and Structures, Inc. (CSi). He received his Masters in Structural Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1970. He founded Computers and Structures, Inc. in 1975 and has led the development of CSI’s products, including SAP2000 and ETABS, for nearly five decades.

Four-Lane Highway in the Making - 1975

Four-Lane Highway in the Making - 1975

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the June 11, 1975 edition of The Arabian Sun. Traffic is moving a little slower now on the stretch of road between the Aramco Administration Building and the Oil Exhibit, where work is in progress to widen the highway to two lanes in each direction.

Aramco Invites Silicon Valley to Help Find and Fund New Golden Startups

Aramco Invites Silicon Valley to Help Find and Fund New Golden Startups

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco and Silicon Valley can partner to develop a new generation of technologies that help solve global energy and emissions challenges, president and CEO Amin Nasser told leading venture capitalists at the launch of Prosperity7 Ventures’ new office in Palo Alto.

My Visit to 'T-HUB' - Technology Hub in Hyderabad

My Visit to 'T-HUB' - Technology Hub in Hyderabad

BY Dr. Mohammed Ifteqaruddin / /

I recently attended a magnificent event, the L&D Awards, hosted by the Indian Society of Training and Development - ISTD, Hyderabad Chapter, which took place on June 3, 2023 at T-HUB 2.0 in HITEC City: T-Hub (Technology Hub) is an innovation intermediary and business incubator.

Aramco Earns 11 Green World Awards

Aramco Earns 11 Green World Awards

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco recently received 11 prizes at the Green World Awards 2023. The ceremony, which was held recently in Miami, was organized by The Green Organization, an independent, international, nonprofit, nonpolitical environment group. Since 1994, the event — which is open to anyone in commerce, industry, local, regional, or national government; ministries, environment departments, and government agencies...

And Then There Were Seven - 1967

And Then There Were Seven - 1967

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the June 7, 1967 edition of the Sun and Flare. May 24, 1952, witnessed the departure, via the old Aramco "Camel," of some 17 new employees for the three-day flight to Dhahran. Last Wednesday, the "survivors" of that group gathered at the home of R.L. Hatchers to celebrate their 15th anniversary.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections -  June 07, 2023

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - June 07, 2023

BY AramcoWorld / /

Reaching out to new generations and global audiences, musicians in India’s northwest state of Rajasthan draw on centuries of traditions that, to an untrained ear, may sound like Indian classical music. But what sets them apart are the regional stories they tell and the tone and power of the singers.

The Beauty of Flowers in a Desert

The Beauty of Flowers in a Desert

BY Anushka Bose / /

Flowers, and nature at large, hold the ability to evoke many emotions in us. The saturation and vibrancy of its colors can produce a healing effect on the mind. Life in Dhahran was bright — quite literally, and herein lies the biggest contradiction.

From Max to Manifa: Aramco Celebrates Decades of Remarkable and Sustained Production

From Max to Manifa: Aramco Celebrates Decades of Remarkable and Sustained Production

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Saudi Arabia has passed many milestones that have transformed it into a modern and prosperous nation. In line with this, Aramco’s Petroleum Engineering and Development (PE&D) is celebrating 85 years since Dammam No. 7 was declared a commercial producer, 50 years of production and reliability in the Zuluf and Marjan offshore fields, and 10 years of phenomenal performance at Manifa.

Desert Divas Reunite in Savannah, GA

Desert Divas Reunite in Savannah, GA

BY Nancy Vance / /

The "Desert Divas" have had an annual reunion since 2002. This year we met in Savannah, GA. The photo was taken in front of the infamous fountain in Forsyth Park. We never run out of fond memories. From left to right Rita Steininger, Donna Jones, Diane Burgoyne, Sue Foster, Carol Dachelet, Becky Sigmon, Patti Fleming, Lee Theil, Nanette Langan, Stephanie Jones, Nancy Vance, Sharon O'Brien, Hedy Orkney.

CEO Cup: Scores of Golfers Compete at 41st CEO Cup

CEO Cup: Scores of Golfers Compete at 41st CEO Cup

BY The Arabian Sun / /

President and CEO Amin Nasser congratulated participants in this year’s CEO Cup —including the youngest ever competitor to win the tournament — at a recent awards dinner in Dhahran. Men’s CEO Cup champion Maaz BinSaad, just 16-years-old, said: “I’ve been playing golf for about seven years. Winning a big tournament like this feels great.

"When Camels Sing" by Karen Fallon and Jo Watts

"When Camels Sing" by Karen Fallon and Jo Watts

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Aramco "grannies", Karen Fallon and Jo Watts present the storybook When Camels Sing, dedicated to all Brats. The book features the indomitable equines of the desert, camels, and tells the story of Abdullah's herd of young camels and the colorful adventure they have on a bright and sunny day. These camels, each with a different and distinctive personality, experience an event that may never have been experienced in the desert.

Our Mourning Dove Has Once Again Returned

Our Mourning Dove Has Once Again Returned

BY Fred Bobb / /

For the fourth time in four years, always around the month of May, our mourning dove returns to our tree and her nest by the side of our RiverWalk West Palm Beach, Florida house. She has laid an egg or two and is now nesting again. We noticed her this past Saturday, May 27th.

My Exciting Trip to TEDx Talks

My Exciting Trip to TEDx Talks

BY Sarah Shafiq / /

One day, my dad surprised us by suggesting a family outing to a TEDx event at Osmania University, where my mom had studied. I was overjoyed because I had always found TEDx talks on YouTube fascinating. Unlike boring speeches, these talks were engaging, peppered with jokes, and aimed to keep the audience entertained.