Abdulaziz M. Al-Gudaimi Reflects on Four Decades of Experience

Abdulaziz M. Al-Gudaimi Reflects on Four Decades of Experience

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Welcoming me with a warm smile into his office, former executive vice president of Corporate Development Abdulaziz M. Al-Gudaimi, took time with The Arabian Sun to reflect on his nearly four decade career with Aramco as he prepares to transition into retirement.

Antarctica: A Voyage to the Bottom of the World

Antarctica: A Voyage to the Bottom of the World

BY Stuart Crocker / /

With the northern hemisphere shivering in the wintry February weather, what could be more appealing than to travel eight thousand miles from Europe to shiver in an Antarctic summer? This is what we decided to do in February 2022.

Saudi Arabia to Ireland by Land Rover in 1997: England - Part XIV

Saudi Arabia to Ireland by Land Rover in 1997: England - Part XIV

BY Ian Conlin / /

After the two-hour delay in exiting the train, we leave Folkstone on the M20 motorway to London. As both we and the Discovery Land Rover need fuel, we pull into a motorway service area and grab a meal at a very busy ‘Little Chief’ motorway restaurant. The Discovery gets filled up with forty-eight liters of diesel at a cost of 32 pounds.

2022 Dhahran Chess Club AGM and Dinner

2022 Dhahran Chess Club AGM and Dinner

BY Alan Breacher / /

The Dhahran Chess Club’s 2022 Annual General Meeting and Dinner event was held recently at Salat Al-Khalij in Aramco’s Dhahran community. The occasion celebrated the club’s 50th year of service to the community and members’ recent achievements. The full room of club members and their families was testament to the club’s resilience over recent years, and especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, ably and enthusiastically curated by the club’s Board members.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections -  January 4, 2023

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - January 4, 2023

BY AramcoWorld / /

From North African deserts to Indo-Pacific archipelagos, creatures of the lands, seas and skies have been depicted in art, venerated in temples and hunted for more than 8,000 years. Now they are increasingly protected.

New Yanbu’ Scientist Sees Her Work Highlighted on Global Portal

New Yanbu’ Scientist Sees Her Work Highlighted on Global Portal

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The Yanbu’ Refinery Department (YRD) Laboratory recently celebrated the selection of a master’s degree thesis of lab scientist Refaa E. Bajnaid for publication ProQuest, the respected international scientific portal.

Shahd Telmessani Earns ‘Rising Star’ Recognition

Shahd Telmessani Earns ‘Rising Star’ Recognition

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Shahd Telmessani, C&OE group leader in Aramco’s Fire Protection Department (FrPD) employee, was recently recognized through the Middle East-based Leadership Excellence for Women Awards (LEWAS).

Congratulations on Dr. Najiha Kaiser Alavi

Congratulations on Dr. Najiha Kaiser Alavi

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

Dr. Najiha Kaiser Alavi is the daughter of Saudi Aramco retiree Kaiseruddin Ahmed Alavi, Financial Accounting Department, badge number 73895. Kaiser Alavi and his wife Mrs. Salma Kaiser, the proud parents, were present to witness the graduation ceremony of their daughter. She was awarded the degree of Doctor of Pharmacy (PhD).

Cinerama Crews To 'Shoot' Area - 1955

Cinerama Crews To 'Shoot' Area - 1955

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the Jan. 5, 1955 edition of the Arabian Sun and Flare. Cinerama crews are slated to photograph Dhahran and the adjacent area, including Tapline, for a Cinerama production on the "seven modern wonders of the world" this week.

8th UK Aramcons Reunion

8th UK Aramcons Reunion

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The 8th UK Aramcons Reunion will be held on June 8th-11th, 2023 at Leonardo Royal Hotel Southampton Grand Harbour.

Saudi Arabia to Ireland by Land Rover in 1997: Through France to Switzerland - Part XIII

Saudi Arabia to Ireland by Land Rover in 1997: Through France to Switzerland - Part XIII

BY Ian Conlin / /

In France, we are now on the E-25/N-205 to Les-Houches. We stop just across the border for lunch at a trucker café serving great, simple food with as much bread as you can eat and as much wine as you can drink included in the base price. Full and slightly drunk, we fill the Disco (Land Rover Discovery) with diesel and take the toll road, A-40/E-25 towards Geneva.

Kelberer Assumes Board Chairman, CEO Posts - 1978

Kelberer Assumes Board Chairman, CEO Posts - 1978

BY The Arabian Sun / /

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.

PDP Study Day a Two-way Communication Program that Works - 1990

PDP Study Day a Two-way Communication Program that Works - 1990

BY The Arabian Sun / /

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.

SAP in with a Bang - 2002

SAP in with a Bang - 2002

BY The Arabian Sun / /

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.

Abqaiq Drilling Does It Again - 1965

Abqaiq Drilling Does It Again - 1965

BY The Arabian Sun / /

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 - January 2023

AramcoWorld - January 2023

BY AramcoWorld / /

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.