AramcoWorld Reading Selections - October 03, 2019

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - October 03, 2019

BY AramcoWorld / /

A marvel of ultramodern architecture and engineering inspired by a simple arrangement of stones, The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, or Ithra, is one of Saudi Arabia’s newest sources of energy—creativity, culture and knowledge.

The Air Force Academy – A “Must See” in Colorado Springs

The Air Force Academy – A “Must See” in Colorado Springs

BY Aramco ExPats / /

“Whether you’ve come to Colorado Springs as a visitor, cadet, parent or new member of our staff, one thing is certain—the United States Air Force Academy experience is unlike any other.” With these words, the United States Air Force Academy...

A Kingdom First: ‘Born a King’ Premieres at Ithra

A Kingdom First: ‘Born a King’ Premieres at Ithra

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The first Saudi movie to premier in the country, “Born a King,” was screened at the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) during Saudi National Day celebrations. Based on the life of King Faisal ibn ‘Abd Al-‘Aziz Al Sa’ud, the movie recounts the tale of a then 13-year old prince, who was sent on a high-stakes diplomatic mission to Britain.

Abha's Internationally Significant Treasure

Abha's Internationally Significant Treasure

BY The Arabian Sun / /

An area blessed with some of the planet’s most precious biodiversity thrives within the lower slopes of Saudi Arabia’s mighty southwest mountain range.

A Reel History of the Kingdom's Proud Past

A Reel History of the Kingdom's Proud Past

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Over the past two months, film crews have descended on the cities of Dhahran, Al Majmaah, and Riyadh, recreating scenes from Saudi Arabia’s history for a film that celebrates Saudi National Day.

Desert Explorers: Part 1 of Distant Arabia

Desert Explorers: Part 1 of Distant Arabia

BY Tim Barger / /

We invite you to enjoy part 1 of the 12 part Distant Arabia video series. The majority of the film clips are comprised of films taken in Saudi Arabia between 1937 and 1940 by Tom Barger, Les Snyder and Jerry Harriss. They are among the few moving pictures that record that critical and brief moment in the country's history when an ancient pastoral way of life was coming to an abrupt end, to be replaced by an industrial society.

Oil and Gas Climate Initiative Sets Sights on Carbon Capture

Oil and Gas Climate Initiative Sets Sights on Carbon Capture

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), a group of leading energy companies, recently introduced new measures to address climate challenges at its fifth annual conference in New York and said it was making progress curbing methane emissions.

Dimensions International – Summer 2019

Dimensions International – Summer 2019

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

An illuminated view of the Khurais Complex expansion, which significantly raised the plant’s production capacity by 300,000 bpd of Arabian Light crude oil.

Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology – Summer 2019

Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology – Summer 2019

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology is published quarterly by the Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, to provide the company’s scientific and engineering communities a forum for the exchange of ideas through the presentation of technical information aimed at advancing knowledge in the hydrocarbon industry.

Desert Voices: Arabic Poetry Through the Ages, Part I – Pre-Islamic Poetry

Desert Voices: Arabic Poetry Through the Ages, Part I – Pre-Islamic Poetry

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The richness of Arabic poetry and, more specifically, of poetry born on the Arabian Peninsula, is breath-taking. Beginning well before the coming of Islam and continuing on into the new millennium, Arab poets have blessed the world with some of the finest verse ever written.

Happy Birthday Dhahran

Happy Birthday Dhahran

BY Tim Barger / /

It all began in September 28th, 1933. The geologists Bert Miller and Krug Henry pitched their tents on the edge of what was then known as the Dammam Dome and established the site called Dhahran.

We're Not in Kansas Anymore...

We're Not in Kansas Anymore...

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The Wizard of Oz twists it way into Ithra!

The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) is set to host one of the greatest family musicals of all time, “The Wizard of Oz,” on Ithra’s stage Oct. 2-12. The musical performance features breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography, and classic songs that will touch down in the Kingdom for the first time.

Using Renewables to Power Unconventional Gas Wells in Wa’ad Al-Shamal

Using Renewables to Power Unconventional Gas Wells in Wa’ad Al-Shamal

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

A new collaboration between the Power Systems Renewables Department (PRSD) and Unconventional Resources (UR) is not only saving costs while creating value, but is also reducing Saudi Aramco’s environmental footprint in both energy supply and demand.

Promoting Iktva and Attracting New Investments

Promoting Iktva and Attracting New Investments

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Aramco Asia recently organized a series of events in the Asia-Pacific region to promote Saudi Aramco’s iktva localization program and attract Asian investors and suppliers to invest in the Kingdom.