Driving Riyadh - The Beast

Driving Riyadh - The Beast

BY Tim Barger / /

There were a lot of pick-up trucks available, though the Japanese models were too compact for me, and I wanted a back seat. The vehicles most closely to what we now call a SUV were the Chevy Blazer and the Toyota Land Cruiser, but they were new and pricey.

Petra: A Wonder to Behold

Petra: A Wonder to Behold

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Over the years, legions of ExPats living in the Kingdom and working for Aramco have taken advantage of their close proximity to the famous historical sites of the Middle East to explore their wonders in person. AramcoExPats publisher Vicci Turner was one of them. During her 25 years in Saudi...

Annuitants Applauded for Service at ‘Heart-of-Texas’ Reunion

Annuitants Applauded for Service at ‘Heart-of-Texas’ Reunion

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Austin — A Saudi Aramco Annuitants Reunion with a “heart-of-Texas” flavor recently unrolled near Austin, Texas. The reunion featured unique activities such as trapshooting and longhorn steer riding, plus a trio of banquets — including a gala hosted by Aramco Services Company (ASC) as a “thank you” for the participants’ combined centuries of work at the enterprise — as well as another event dubbed the Chuck Wagon Buffet.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - October 17, 2018

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - October 17, 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Weighing 3.6 metric tons and measuring nearly three meters from chest to crown, the 3,200-year-old red-granite bust of Pharaoh Ramses ii fairly lords over the British Museum’s Egyptian sculpture gallery. Napoleon’s troops had tried, yet failed to so much as to budge the toppled, fragmented figure from its sandy resting spot in the Ramesseum, the pharaoh’s vast mortuary temple in Thebes, on the west bank of the Nile near present-day Luxor.

Yanbu’ South Terminal Boosts Export Capacity

Yanbu’ South Terminal Boosts Export Capacity

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The commissioning of Yanbu South Terminal (YST) marked the addition of 3 million barrels per day to the West Coast export capacity when the first VLCC was loaded on October 12, 2018. Yanbu South Terminal, which is located south of Yanbu City on the West Coast of Saudi Arabia, consists of a tank farm and offshore facilities to receive, store and load Arab Light (AL) and Arab Super Light (ASL) crude oil.

Driving Riyadh

Driving Riyadh

BY Tim Barger / /

In the mid-1970s if there had been an institution of higher learning such as Harvard, Oxford or the Sorbonne that hosted an advanced degree in Automotive Survival there is little doubt that doctorates would have required not only a learned thesis, but also a 90-day residency in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – a hands-on tutorial in a turbulent driving environment that was part pinball machine, part bumper cars, and always a game of cat and mouse.

Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology – Fall 2018

Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology – Fall 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Sample used for fracture conductivity testing in the laboratory to measure the proppant conductivity. This experimental setup allows engineers to evaluate the crushing ofthe proppant material under downhole stress, temperature, and pressure conditions.

Saudi Aramco Participates in Annual India Energy Forum by CERAWeek

Saudi Aramco Participates in Annual India Energy Forum by CERAWeek

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

At the invitation of the Honorable Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and the Indian Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Saudi Aramco played a central role in the second India Energy Forum. Hosted by CERAWeek IHS Markit and held October 14-16, the annual event fosters national and international dialogue on opportunities, challenges and strategies to bring about a new energy future for India.

7th UKaramcons Reunion: They Came From Far and Near

7th UKaramcons Reunion: They Came From Far and Near

BY Veronica Anderson / /

They came from far--Portugal, France, Cyprus, Manchester, Orkney, Ireland--and near--Wales, Bristol, Chippenham--to the 7th Ukaramcons reunion in Bristol, September 21-23, 2018.  ‘They’ are retirees of many years ready to catch up with old friends, make new friends, reminisce...

Are You Looking for a Taste of Home?

Are You Looking for a Taste of Home?

BY Lisa M. Jacobs / /

Are you looking for a taste of home? Would you like to support an Aramco Brat-run charity helping animals and children in Palestine? Well, you’re in luck! It’s olive harvest season at Daily Hugz! Last year we quickly ran out of our amazing, delicious, green olive oil.

Saudi Aramco, BAPCO Meet Bahrain’s Growing Energy Demand

Saudi Aramco, BAPCO Meet Bahrain’s Growing Energy Demand

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco and the Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO) today announced the successful commissioning of AB-4 pipeline, a new phase of the strategic Saudi Aramco-Bahrain crude oil pipeline to meet the Kingdom of Bahrain’s growing energy demand.

The AC Men

The AC Men

BY Tim Barger / /

Until 1953 it was legal for Americans to drink alcohol within their compounds. HM King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud granted this privilege to the oilmen in appreciation of their heroic efforts to extinguish the runaway oil fire at Dammam #12 in the summer of 1939.

Dimensions International Fall 2018

Dimensions International Fall 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Samples of date seeds in different stages, which have been used to produce ARC Plug as per EXPEC ARC's defined specifications, to be used as a loss circulation material.

Saudi Aramco and Total Launch Engineering Studies To Build Giant Petrochemical Complex

Saudi Aramco and Total Launch Engineering Studies To Build Giant Petrochemical Complex

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Amin H. Nasser, President and Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Aramco and Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Total, signed today in Dhahran the joint development agreement for the front-end engineering and design (FEED) of a giant petrochemical complex in Jubail, on Saudi Arabia’s eastern coast.

Study Shows Record Low Carbon Intensity of Saudi Crude Oil

Study Shows Record Low Carbon Intensity of Saudi Crude Oil

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

In one of the most comprehensive oil field carbon intensity (CI) studies ever published, a global team led by Stanford University has calculated the CI of the world’s active oil fields — with significant results for Saudi Arabia. CI is a measure of the greenhouse gas emissions associated with producing crude oil, from the well to the refinery gate.