Bassam M. Asiri Appointed as Controller

Bassam M. Asiri Appointed as Controller

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Bassam M. Asiri has been appointed Controller with the company’s Finance, Strategy and Development organization, effective April 1, 2022. He had previously served as assistant controller since January 2018. Prior to that assignment, Asiri was acting general manager of Transaction Development with New Business Development — a position he assumed in June 2017.

UK Secretaries - 20 Years Ago

UK Secretaries - 20 Years Ago

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Thank you, Ann Berry, for sending AXP this beautiful, nostalgic photo of UK Secretaries. Ann Berry worked in Office Services for 24 years, from 1978 to her retirement on 1 April 2002. The photo is of her friends at her leaving party. The party included 34 secretaries who had clocked over 700 years working for Aramco.

Hurry, Hurry--It’s Time to Sign Up for Our 2022 Hafla Cruise!

Hurry, Hurry--It’s Time to Sign Up for Our 2022 Hafla Cruise!

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Hurry, Hurry--It's time to sign up for our 2022 Hafla Cruise! Don't miss the boat--come join the fun and sign up now for the Hafla 2022 Cruise!! Get on the list so your friends can see you're coming. Have you checked out the features of our home for the 2022 Hafla, the Celebrity Summit? In keeping with the name, we will be treated like celebrities, and it will be so much fun to be with our Aramco friends!

Saudi Aramco Annual Report 2021

Saudi Aramco Annual Report 2021

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

This Annual Report covers financial and operational aspects of Aramco from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021, and is issued in both Arabic and English. The print version is identical to its PDF counterpart, which is available at aramco.com.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - March 30, 2022

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - March 30, 2022

BY AramcoWorld / /

On the afternoon that was to change his life, in the spring of 1952, Amara bin Thuqub recalls sitting cross-legged by the fire outside the reed house he shared with his family in the village of Rufaiya. His friend Sabaiti sat with him, and they sipped thick, rust-colored tea sweetened by plump, glutinous dates.

"Dear Folks": Chapter 19

"Dear Folks": Chapter 19

BY Ken Slavin / /

The first half of 1956 is full of interesting developments for Aramco. Notable visitors to Dhahran include King Saud, who is feted at a 600-guest dinner, Steve Bechtel, president of the Bechtel Corporation, top officials from the Aramco’s owner companies...

Ramadan's Lanterns

Ramadan's Lanterns

BY Aramco ExPats / /

No one knows for certain when the use of children's Ramadan lanterns began, but it is a very old Egyptian tradition. Indeed, lanterns and lamps of various kinds, of many hues and degrees of brightness, and even both real and imaginary, have always been special to Egypt.

Aramco Ranks First in Oil and Gas Industry for Patents

Aramco Ranks First in Oil and Gas Industry for Patents

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Over the past 20 years, we strongly invested in innovation as part of our corporate culture to ensure our operations’ long-term sustainability and efficiency. As a result, our patent portfolio has continued to expand.

Aramco and Hyundai Collaborate on Advanced Fuels for Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Aramco and Hyundai Collaborate on Advanced Fuels for Hybrid Electric Vehicles

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco, Hyundai Motor Group, and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), have agreed to jointly research and develop an advanced fuel for an ultra lean-burn, spark-ignition engine that aims to lower the overall carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of a vehicle.

Then and Now: Al Khobar 1955 and 2020

Then and Now: Al Khobar 1955 and 2020

BY Bert Seal / /

I took the 'then' photo of Al Khobar in 1955 while working as a PR photographer for Aramco. The 'now' photo is of my grandson, Sam Field, taken in 2020.

NED69ers Mini Reunion – March 21, 2022

NED69ers Mini Reunion – March 21, 2022

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

NED69ers gathered once again for a mini-reunion on March 21, 2022. Abdul Majid Adam hosted a dinner at Services Mess, Karachi, in honour of all NED69ers who were available in Karachi as well as a few other friends.

Mumkin Sura? A New Day for Saudi Photography

Mumkin Sura? A New Day for Saudi Photography

BY Brid Beeler / /

I find it refreshing that photography is becoming an accepted part of modern Saudi society. The first “Jeddah Photo 2022” exhibition at Athr Gallery (organized by the Saudi Art Council and supported by the Ministry of Culture’s Museums Commission) will showcase a variety of images by Saudi and international photographers, including experimental work and contemporary photos.

Aramco Joint Venture to Develop Major Refinery and Petrochemical Complex in China

Aramco Joint Venture to Develop Major Refinery and Petrochemical Complex in China

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco on Thursday, March 10, said it would help develop a major integrated refinery and petrochemical complex in Northeast China. Huajin Aramco Petrochemical Company (HAPCO), a joint venture between Aramco, North Huajin Chemical Industries Group Corporation and Panjin Xincheng Industrial Group, will develop the liquids to chemicals complex.

Aramco Profits in 2021 More Than Double Previous Year

Aramco Profits in 2021 More Than Double Previous Year

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco today announced its full-year 2021 financial results, reporting that net income more than doubled year-on-year to $110.0 billion. Aramco declared a fourth quarter dividend of $18.8 billion, to be paid in the first quarter of 2022.

50th Wedding Anniversary of Kim and Dave Shaner

50th Wedding Anniversary of Kim and Dave Shaner

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Kim and Dave Shaner will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on March 24th. They were married in Vietnam in 1972. The couple lived in RasTanura, Abqaiq and Udhailiyah from 1978 to retirement in 2003.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - March 16, 2022

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - March 16, 2022

BY AramcoWorld / /

Jabeur celebrates match point against Anett Kontaveit on October 14 during their quarterfinal match of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in California.

Join the Search: ‘The Orchid and The Emerald’ Coming Soon, by Blackstone Publishing

Join the Search: ‘The Orchid and The Emerald’ Coming Soon, by Blackstone Publishing

BY Kevin McNeill / /

A historical adventure novel by Kevin McNeill, an Aramco retiree, and his son, David, an Aramco Brat, is being released in March by Blackstone Publishing. We came to Dhahran in 1991, when I joined the Engineering Department. David and his older brother, Michael, attended Aramco schools in Dhahran until I retired in 2002.

Amin Nasser’s Speech at CERAWeek

Amin Nasser’s Speech at CERAWeek

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Thank you Dan, and good morning Ladies and Gentlemen. It is such a pleasure to be back at CERA Week after a three year wait. Of course, Covid dominated much of our attention. But, once again, our industry rose to the moment – keeping economies moving, businesses running, and remaining at the heart of everyday lives.