From the front page of the Jan. 4, 1978 edition of The Arabian Sun. John J. Kelberer, Aramco's senior vice president of Operations since 1975, was elected chairman of the board and designated the company's chief executive officer at the recent board of directors meeting held in London.
From the front page of the Jan. 3, 1990 edition of The Arabian Sun. The scene was unusual. For a change, managers were in the hot seat as their young but feisty subordinates fired away. The managers, from within Community Services, field questions and even gripes from a roomful of young Professional Development Program employees or PDPs.
From the Jan. 2, 2002 edition of The Arabian Sun. Dec. 29 was a banner day for Saudi Aramco, for Information Technology and for the hundreds of people who had been involved with the SAP Project, some for the past six years.
From the Dec. 29, 1965 edition of the Sun and Flare. Drilling records continue to fall in the Abqaiq Drilling Division, as November's record drilling time for Shedgum Well-32 of 11.8 days was bettered three times in December in land wells, and a new offshore drilling record was established.
AramcoWorld, Saudi Aramco's flagship publication, is widely recognized as a leading source of nonpolitical coverage of the history, geography, arts and cultures of Saudi Arabia, the Middle East and the wider Islamic world, with an emphasis on the interweavings of the plural cultures of East and West, past and present.
The first edition of Panorama appeared in 1982, published by Loss Prevention (LP) to “give a wide view of safety.” While the magazine began with a focus of on-the-job safety, the first edition included a number of articles about nonoperational topics — ensuring eye safety while playing racquet sports, as well as advice on how to wear a ghutra without affecting peripheral vision while driving.
From the Dec. 28, 1994 edition of The Arabian Sun. Where's Rabigh? It's a question with which residents of Rabigh Industrial City have become familiar since Saudi Aramco inherited the location in 1993.
Geology students and faculty from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) and Stanford University and geologists from Aramco and Aramco Americas conducted a joint field seminar from Nov. 13 to 19 in Oman.
From the Dec. 27, 1972 edition of the Sun and Flare. Four new Saudi Arabian coins went into circulation last week -- 5, 10, 25, and 50 halalah pieces, equivalent to 1, 2, 5, and 10 qirsh. (there are 100 halalah to each Saudi Arabian riyal.)
Green energy, robotics, and 3D printing were among the paramount innovations under the spotlight at a recent technical conference. The first Saudi Mechanical Engineering Technology Conference and Exhibition (Saudi MET) was organized by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers-Eastern Saudi Arabia Section (ASME-ESAS) and held at an al-Khobar area hotel on Dec 12 and 13.
From the Dec. 26, 1956, edition of the Sun and Flare. John Pokryska, camp supervisor, was presented with the Aramco Meritorious Service Award at the December management dinner in Abqaiq for reviving two fire-fighters, overcome by smoke fumes at the railroad station fire at Haradh Camp.
An Aramco-sponsored Middle East Produced Water Oil and Gas Symposium and Exhibition was recently held for the first time in Saudi Arabia and brought together some 450 produced water experts from 37 countries in al-Khobar.
Even given today’s technological advancements, some 2.7 billion people still don’t have access to the global communications network. Businesses such as Aramco seek connectivity solutions to address challenges that are critical to the supply of energy to power economies around the world.
From the Dec. 15, 1993 edition of The Arabian Sun. Flocks of parakeets are adding an exotic touch to the lush greenery on Ibis Street, just below the Dhahran Library. The tropical rose-ringed parakeets, visitors from India, feed on apples and sunflower seeds in the early morning and before sunset.
Aramco and TotalEnergies have taken the final investment decision for the construction of a world scale petrochemical facility in Saudi Arabia. The “Amiral” complex will be owned, operated, and integrated with the existing SATORP refinery located in Jubail on Saudi Arabia’s eastern coast. The investment decision is subject to customary closing conditions and approvals.
From the Dec. 18, 1985 edition of The Arabian Sun. HH Amir Sultan ibn Salman ibn 'Abd al-'Aziz, hailed everywhere in Saudi Arabia as "the first Arab Muslim astronaut," and his colleagues from last June's Discovery space mission, called at Aramco Sunday morning on the last day of their whirlwind tour of the Kingdom.
Aramco, China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (“Sinopec”), and SABIC are exploring collaboration across refining and petrochemical projects in China and Saudi Arabia. Aramco and Sinopec, one of the world’s largest energy and petrochemical corporations, have signed heads of agreement for a greenfield project in Gulei, Fujian Province, which plans to include a 320,000 barrels-per-day refinery and 1.5 million tons-per-year petrochemical cracker complex.
From the Dec. 19, 1973 Sun and Flare. Sulayman Dabit, pictured on the right, explains policy and administration changes in the Aramco Home Ownership program to Aramco division and unit heads at a meeting held in the Oil Exhibit Theater.
The first shipment for one of the main components of the King Salman International Complex for Maritime Industries and Services Project was delivered safely to the project site recently on a 233-meter cargo ship. Some 17 platform blocks weighing a total of 12,200 tons (that required approximately 15 months of fabrication) completed their one-month journey by sea.
From the Dec. 21, 1988, edition of The Arabian Sun. Operating a workover rig is a dangerous business but one that is essential to maintaining the productivity of working wells. It is a hazardous job that demands continuous well-control practices and proper maintenance of safety equipment.