The Tapline: A Legacy of Triumph

The Tapline: A Legacy of Triumph

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The Trans-Arabian Pipeline—or Tapline—has been officially recognized as Saudi Arabia’s first industrial heritage site. This is the story of how the 70-year-old oil pipeline won its place in history – and in the affections of those who worked on it.

Luncheon with Ali and Amira Al-Baluchi

Luncheon with Ali and Amira Al-Baluchi

BY Aramco ExPats / /

A small group gathered on September 10th at the Grove in west Austin, TX to visit with Ali Baluchi and his lovely wife Amira. In attendance were Ali, Amira, Harlene Morrow, Karen Morrow, David Jessich, Judy Walker, Bill Walker, Chris Owen, and long-time friends of Ali who live in Georgetown, Jay and Donna Casper.

'Daddy Issues: A Memoir' by Aramco Brat Carrie Cantwell

'Daddy Issues: A Memoir' by Aramco Brat Carrie Cantwell

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Carrie Cantwell moved to Dhahran in August, 1979 with her parents, Jack and Judy Cantwell. They lived in north camp, then main camp until 1982 when they moved to Dhahran Hills. Jack Cantwell worked for the Organizational Development Department, and Judy was a mental health counselor for Special Health Services.

Aramco's Abqaiq Facility Added to Prestigious WEF Global Lighthouse Network

Aramco's Abqaiq Facility Added to Prestigious WEF Global Lighthouse Network

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The World Economic Forum has recognized a third Aramco facility, Abqaiq, for its pioneering adoption and integration of cutting-edge technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). The Abqaiq oil processing facility, the largest oil processing plant in the world, joins Aramco’s Uthmaniyah Gas Plant and Khurais oil complex in the Forum’s prestigious Global Lighthouse Network.

Aramco, Air Products, ACWA Power, and Air Products Qudra Sign Asset Acquisition and Project Financing Agreements for $12 Billion ASU/Gasification/Power Joint Venture in Jazan, Saudi Arabia

Aramco, Air Products, ACWA Power, and Air Products Qudra Sign Asset Acquisition and Project Financing Agreements for $12 Billion ASU/Gasification/Power Joint Venture in Jazan, Saudi Arabia

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Aramco, Air Products (NYSE: APD), ACWA Power and Air Products Qudra today announced the signing and finalization of definitive agreements for the asset acquisition and project financing of the $12 billion air separation unit (ASU)/gasification/power joint venture (JV) in Jazan Economic City.

A Family Trip to Keenjhar Lake

A Family Trip to Keenjhar Lake

BY Zoya Imran / /

As the saying goes, "Sudden and unexpected trips are the best ones." And I completely agree. My family and I decided to go to Keenjhar Lake on the 5th of September 2021 with two of my cousins and my Mamu and Mami.

Exploring the Hidden Natural Beauty of Baluchistan

Exploring the Hidden Natural Beauty of Baluchistan

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

”No matter how many plans you make or how much in control you are, life is always winging it.” These are words of wisdom spoken by my father and, even now in retirement, I find them always to be true. Recently, I called one of my nephews who runs a remote tour business under the name Rovers Pakistan and inquired about any trips he offered to explore the hidden beauty of Baluchistan.

CEO National Day Message

CEO National Day Message

BY The Arabian Sun / /

On Saudi Arabia’s National Day, we unite to express our appreciation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Their leadership and vision are an inspiration to us all.

Keeping in Touch with AramcoWorld and ASC Digital Platforms

Keeping in Touch with AramcoWorld and ASC Digital Platforms

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

ASC was pleased to help support the 18th Biennial Aramco Brat Reunion, and to help Brats and their families keep in touch with the larger Aramco community going forward, we want to make sure you are aware of all the digital platforms available to you.

Brat Lifetime Achievement Award: The Dammam Well #7 Award

Brat Lifetime Achievement Award: The Dammam Well #7 Award

BY Aramco ExPats / /

This year at the 18th Biennial reunion, Bridget Halpin and Liz Germani created a new BrAt Lifetime Achievement Award, “The Dammam Well #7 Award.”  Going forward at each reunion, the ABI will present this award to a BrAt that has gone above and beyond to the Aramco Brat organization.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - Septembert 15, 2021

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - Septembert 15, 2021

BY AramcoWorld / /

Custom designed to travel up and down the daunting slopes of the mountains that separate Beirut and Damascus, the railroad linking what are now the capitals of Lebanon and Syria was a world-class engineering feat of the late 19th century.

Arabian Bat Encounters

Arabian Bat Encounters

BY Brid Beeler / /

I would guess that not many of us think fondly about bats, those mouse-like creatures that fly around in the night sky.  I know they are timid, useful creatures that eat tons of insects and all that, but they send shivers down my spine.  They somehow remind me of the Alfred Hitchcock movie “The Birds” filmed in Bodega Bay...

Honoring the Memory of the Dearest Heather Boyes

Honoring the Memory of the Dearest Heather Boyes

BY Aramco ExPats / /

A GoFundMe campaign has been created by loved ones in memory of Heather Boyes. Heather is the daughter of Terry and Margaret Boyes and sister to Scott Boyes. The family lived in Dhahran from 1980-2000.

Zara Imran Celebrates Her 12th Happy Birthday

Zara Imran Celebrates Her 12th Happy Birthday

BY Zara Imran / /

The following report was written by Zara Imran, granddaughter of SAEEA (Saudi Aramco Ex-Employee Association) member Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan of Karachi, Pakistan.

Syria’s Treasures, Part 1 – Damascus

Syria’s Treasures, Part 1 – Damascus

BY Mark Lowey / /

In this photo essay, Mark Lowey recounts his travels to Syria with his wife and another Aramco couple in April 2011, which inadvertently coincided with the beginnings of the civil uprising in Syria. The last day of their stay in Damascus included an unlikely encounter with the not-so-secret police, Bashar Al Assad’s Military Intelligence Directorate.