Aramco has completed the acquisition of the Valvoline Inc. global products business (‘Valvoline Global Operations’) for $2.65 billion, through one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries. With this acquisition, which follows the signing of an equity purchase agreement by the companies announced last August, Aramco accelerates its goal of becoming one of the world’s preeminent integrated, branded lubricants players.
From the March 2, 1988 edition of The Arabian Sun. On this day 50 years ago, Saudi and American drillers were working a rig at a spot that today is just a few hundred meters up Dallah Road from Aramco's headquarters in Dhahran.
Congratulations to Dr. Anum Aftab Khan, daughter of Aftab Ahmed Khan and Khushtar Aftab, and niece of Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan, Vice President of Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA).
Rehmat Ul Alameen Welfare Organization (RAWO) was established in April 2013 in a small house in Korangi, under the supervision of Col (R) Javed Majid, assisted by Qari Saifullah. The aim of RAWO is to uplift the poor people economically: raise education standards, support them financially, increase their earning capacity and provide a platform to excel further.
In 1884 a 23-year-old painter named Étienne Dinet took a break from Paris to travel to Algeria, where he became a prominent Orientalist artist—a European depicting scenes of cultures not his own. In the 1990s art collector Mohamed Shafik Gabr noticed that Dinet stood out among a number of Orientalists whom Gabr says approached their work as an “art of face-to-face engagement between East and West.”
The summer and early fall of 1956 are packed with important developments for the Middle East, Aramco and the Webster family. The Suez Canal is nationalized by Egyptian President Nassar. A massive Aramco oil well fire rages for two weeks.
Don’t be surprised if you see familiar faces around the Dhahran community that you last saw at their retirement masalamas. The fifth KSA Expat Reunion begins Wednesday (March 1), with 450 retired expatriate employees and their children — “Aramco Brats” — to spend the next 14 days reliving fond memories of their time living and working here.
From March 1–14, hundreds of retired Aramco expatriate employees, and adults whose childhoods were spent in Aramco communities, will be attending the 2023 KSA Expat Reunion being held in Dhahran in their honor. Here is a look at the 2023 KSA Reunion calendar of events.
From the March 1, 1961 edition of the Sun and Flare. A new air-conditioned trailer to serve as a mobile canteen for Aramco employees assigned to the GOSP's in the 'Ain Dar, Shedgum and Buqqa areas was placed in service recently.
Bruce and Michele Taylor, Dhahran 2001-2018, IT Auditing & CCSD, respectively, are proud to announce the marriage of their son Alec Taylor, Dhahran class of 2004, to Rachel Chaknova of Niwot, Colorado. The happy couple exchanged vows in Colorado Springs on February 18, 2023.
Aramco’s Upstream executive vice president Nasir K. Al-Naimi addressed industry experts from around the world at the Baker Hughes Annual Meeting 2023 recently — a major date in the energy industry calendar that attracts global thought leaders.
Aramco is about to begin production on a documentary which will highlight their long-standing association with Golf in the Kingdom, by featuring female Saudi Nationals/Aramcons, who have been captured in historic Golf imagery taken at the Rolling Hills golf course in Dhahran.
Southampton is undeniably a great British city full of undiscovered heritage. It is the nation’s southern front door. Southampton has Saxon and Roman history. It first became an important port in 1066 when the Normans arrived, serving as the main connection to their lands in Normandy and the South of France.
Presented by Aramco Services Company, this 1970s industrial film shares the experiences of women married to Aramco employees to help inform new Aramco wives about what to expect upon moving from the United States to Saudi Arabia.
The contents of this Postscript are taken from two sources on Wikipedia (Rugby Union in the Arabian Peninsula; and Arabian Gulf Football Union) and the GRFU Handbook 1985 (GRFU Club Histories).
From the Feb. 14, 1996 edition of The Arabian Sun. Lovely color, meticulous care and attention to landscaping details earned Larry and Cree Duff and daughter Lauren, 594 Marjan Circle, the Dhahran Garden Group's Yard of the Month award for December.
Throughout our history, we have invested in innovation as part of our culture, aiming to improve the long-term sustainability and efficiency of our operations, drive economic growth, and create pathways towards a lower-carbon future.
Aramco TV provided generations of residents of eastern Saudi Arabia and neighboring regions and countries with a rich source of culture, information, and entertainment from its first broadcast on Sept. 16, 1957, until it ceased production in Arabic in 1970.
King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, issued a Royal Decree to commemorate the founding day annually on February 22, which represents the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s deep historical, civilizational, and cultural roots when Imam Muhammad bin Saud established the first Saudi state in 1139 AH/1727 CE.
Photography “speaks directly to your emotions,” says Joumana El Zein Khoury, executive director of World Press Photo, which holds the world’s leading contest for news and documentary photography. Since she joined in 2021, she has organized six global partnerships to “be our guides” and diversify the images and themes that earn annual awards for top visual storytelling. And she isn’t a photographer.