Poems of Arabia by Elise Kellett: Part II

Poems of Arabia by Elise Kellett: Part II

BY Elise Kellett / /

This small collection of verses was written as a poetic diary of my thoughts and impressions, influenced by my life and travel within Saudi Arabia during the past eight years (circa 1980s), intending, hopefully, for them to be handed on...

Nicholas Baret Horvath Weds Krystin Annelle Rodriquez

Nicholas Baret Horvath Weds Krystin Annelle Rodriquez

BY Aramco ExPats / /

On November 10th, 2019, Nicholas Baret Horvath wed Krystin Annelle Rodriquez in the garden of Agave Estates in Katy, Texas. Many Aramco friends from around the world were in attendance, making it an exceptional Aramco reunion.

Welcome Archer Dearborne Shaner

Welcome Archer Dearborne Shaner

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Aramco annuitants Kim and Dave Shaner announce the arrival of their seventh grandchild, Archer Dearborne Shaner, born April 16, 2020, weighing 7lb. 3oz. and measuring 20 inches long.

Can You Identify this Rock?

Can You Identify this Rock?

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Elise Kellett submitted a photo of a rock she's had in her possession for many years, collected from the desert near Dhahran. Out of curiosity, she is hoping someone can identify the type of rock.

Aramco Announces First Quarter 2020 Results

Aramco Announces First Quarter 2020 Results

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The Saudi Arabian Oil Company today announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2020, demonstrating financial and operational strength despite a challenging macro environment and lower energy demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘The Cricketer’

‘The Cricketer’

BY Al-Ayyam A-Jamilah, Aramco Americas / /

Naushad Shah was just four years old when he left Saudi Arabia with his family in 1978 upon the death of his father, Aramcon Yousaf Shah. However, tales of his dad’s fearsome batting on company cricket fields...

Mohammed Ifteqaruddin Completes Covid-19 Education Achievement

Mohammed Ifteqaruddin Completes Covid-19 Education Achievement

BY Mohammed Ifteqaruddin / /

Retired employee Mohammed Ifteqaruddin Badge #140948, Technical Advisor Mechanical Services from Ras Tanura Refinery Maintenance Department, machine shop unit, has put the well-being of the family and the community at the center of attention.

A Family Trip to Lahore-Punjab Province

A Family Trip to Lahore-Punjab Province

BY Zara Imran / /

On January 25th, my father was invited by his friend to attend his niece’s wedding in Lahore, Pakistan. There was no plan of visiting Lahore as our school was open but our father got a call again from his friend and he insisted he attend the wedding, so we planned to go there by road.

Ramadan in Remote Areas

Ramadan in Remote Areas

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From Tanajib to Jazan and all points in between and elsewhere, Ramadan is a time each year like no other, and this year even more than usual.

CEO Video Call to Riyadh Refinery Employees

CEO Video Call to Riyadh Refinery Employees

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

In a recent video conference call with Saudi Aramco’s Riyadh Refinery and Distribution employees, Saudi Aramco president and CEO Amin Nasser reiterated that the health and well-being of every employee is essential for the company’s business continuity plans to succeed.

Mohammed Arshad Bids Farewell to Aramco After more than 38.5 Years

Mohammed Arshad Bids Farewell to Aramco After more than 38.5 Years

BY The Arabian Sun / /

After more than 38.5 years with Saudi Aramco, senior planning and performance analyst Mohammed Arshad retired this week. His decades of service to the company brought him to all corners of the Kingdom, beginning his career in October 1981 in Yanbu’, working as an admin assistant in the Yanbu’ Shops Division. 

Journey to the Hejaz: Wahba Crater and Beyond - Part II

Journey to the Hejaz: Wahba Crater and Beyond - Part II

BY Carol Colly / /

We got up at 8:00 A.M. It was still windy, but the sky was clear. While climbing on the lava, Ron saw a long, skinny, brown snake. A herd of goats and sheep came through the camp and everyone took pictures of them. The Zbitowskys followed them...

Recognize Anyone from this 1973 Aramco Magazine Cover Photo?

Recognize Anyone from this 1973 Aramco Magazine Cover Photo?

BY Aramco ExPats / /

UK resident Mel Trotter supplied this image of a 1973 Aramco magazine cover that includes him, and we're hoping to identify others that are also in the photograph. Of the magazine cover, Mel explains, "it cheered me up when I looked at it the other day."

Twins, 91, Riding Out Quarantine Together with Daily Pep Rallies

Twins, 91, Riding Out Quarantine Together with Daily Pep Rallies

BY The San Diego Union-Tribune / /

For two weeks now, Jackie Voskamp and Joyce Kriesmer have barely left the apartment they share at the Vi at La Jolla Village senior complex. The 91-year-old identical twins are in a high-risk age group for COVID-19, so they have been in self-imposed lockdown.