From the 1955 edition of the Sun and Flare: A shopping experiment was initiated in Dhahran's Family Issue store last week when Mrs. Bertha Robertson was temporarily hired as information clerk. The purpose of the roving information bureau, explained Bud Stewart, superintendent, food and retail service division, Dhahran, is to improve communications between the employees and the operators of the service.
Salukis in My Life is the title of a book written by Sir Terence Clark, who was the British ambassador in Iraq and Oman where he came to know and love salukis. Like him, I too have had salukis (four of them so far) and I could not imagine being without one of these elegant, aristocratic creatures in my life.
Widely regarded as the most fragrant of roses, the Damascus rose bloomed first in Central Asia and came to the Levant and Anatolia via the Silk Roads. Today it is cultivated most intensively in Bulgaria’s Valley of Roses, where it thrives as both export and heritage.
Last week, Aramco retirees and brats enjoyed the 5-day Aramco Hafla Cruise Reunion departing from Miami, FL aboard the Celebrity Summit. This beautifully equipped sailing vessel offered lovely accommodations, lively entertainment, memorable excursions and fine dining.
Reflecting its ability to generate significant value, Aramco on Tuesday announced its Q3 results for 2022 with a net income of $42.4 billion. That compares to a 2021 Q3 net income of $30.4 billion.
Once back in the Land Rover Discovery, we head off down more mountain roads to Selcuk, a small town close to the ruins of the famous Roman settlement of Ephesus. We have read about the area and the small Hotel Kalahan, which is well known and is reported to be a very interesting and famous guest house.
Aramco has continued its efforts to boost awareness of breast cancer and educate employees on proven protective measures. To coincide with the International Breast Cancer Awareness Month of October, the Industrial Training Department’s (ITD) 2022 Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign rounded off a series of informational activities with a successful awareness event.
Here’s a variety of headlines over the past 70 years from the weekly publications of The Sun and Flare and The Arabian Sun. Ras Tanura opened its new 18-hole course on Friday, Oct. 4, with a medal play tournament. John Hay became the holder of the first official course record, scoring an 84.
Aramcon Pablo Guizada was pleased with his recent finish at the Iron Man Greece (Athens) 2022. Only the second he’d ever competed in, he was able to finish the 1,900 meter swim, 90 kilometer (km) bike, and 21 km run in good shape. But realistically, it was the sum of months of training, and, perhaps, even years of building up to the rigors of an Iron Man.
On October 24th, 2022, Kamran A. Khan and Bushra Khan were blessed with a baby boy. The little bundle of joy has already lightened up his parents' lives, as well as all the members of his family. He was named Hamza Ahmed Khan and is the cutest little baby, Masha ‘Allah.
When Aramco geologists discovered the Marjan oil and gas field in 1967, it was one of six offshore discoveries expanding the company’s inventory of offshore oil fields from two to eight. Now, nearly six decades later, a significant increment program is well underway, which by 2025 is expected to see the offshore field’s production capacity increased by 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) to reach 800,000 bpd of Arabian Medium crude oil.
In this issue learn more about: Better with board games, Stars of safety, Tech for today, Fuel friendly facts, Standing by for emergency, Let's grow, Listen up, Clean cuts and Economic electricity.
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.
Aramco this week announced preliminary plans for a strategic collaboration to establish an Innovation Hub in Riyadh. The collaboration will strive to support high-tech driven economic growth in the Kingdom leveraging emerging technologies in hybrid cloud, artificial intelligence (AI), and quantum computing, to address objectives that include circular economy, materials science, supply chain, sustainability, security, and digitization.
Home is where the heart is, And also where the foot is, Home is the smell of freshly baked za’atar filling the aroma of the commissary, Home is the creation of beginnings in a new city, Home is the Arabian sunshine and desert, the palm trees and the souks...
The 2022 Aramco Hafla Reunion Cruise departed Miami on October 31st, setting sail for Cozumel, Mexico. Following a relaxing day at sea, annuitants gathered for a celebratory evening that began with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, then proceeded with fine dining at the Cosmopolitan restaurant followed by decadent dessert, and finished with a night of mingling and dancing.
With inflation running at multi-decade highs, 2022 has been a difficult year for global stock and bond markets. Amidst this backdrop, a silver lining is that Social Security beneficiaries are set to receive an 8.7% cost of living adjustment (COLA) in 2023. This figure, which is the largest COLA in more than 40 years...
At the Turkish border we are met by the usual hoard of ‘company men’, but we are feeling much surer of ourselves here now that we are out of the Arab world and demanded, loudly and repeatedly, to meet with the official customs officials. This causes some confusion and I end up with the police who demand our passports.
Here are a few headlines over the decades from The Arabian Sun and The Sun and Flare. During the past 12 months, the number of jobs performed for the company by Saudi contractors has steadily increased. As opposed to 7,070 contractor employees engaged on various projects in September 1951, there were 13,686 at the close of September of this year (1952).
Houston Area Saudi Aramco/ASC Retirees' Holiday Luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at the Royal Oaks Country Club.