Sweet Success - al-Baha Beekeepers Giving Both Economy and Ecology a Boost

Sweet Success - al-Baha Beekeepers Giving Both Economy and Ecology a Boost

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Man’s relationship with bees and collecting their honey goes back thousands of years, with drawings of such activity seen in cave drawings. During the long journey from primitive life to civilization, man has learned how to raise bees to increase the production of honey...

BOAC - First Steps

BOAC - First Steps

BY Tim Barger / /

It’s amazing how far the attitude towards smoking has changed in 50 years. In the 1950s I remember going with my mother to the doctor and after my exam, the two of them would be smoking like fiends as they discussed my current affliction awhile.

Increasing Efforts to Protect and Enhance Coral Reefs

Increasing Efforts to Protect and Enhance Coral Reefs

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco has deployed roughly 1,000 tons of artificial reefs throughout the Arabian Gulf to help rebuild marine ecosystems as well as support the local fisheries industry. Last year, artificial reefs were deployed at both Safaniyah and Al Khafji — 1,220 artificial reef units at Safaniyah and 459 units at Al Khafji.

Announcing the 2020 Colorado Springs Hafla

Announcing the 2020 Colorado Springs Hafla

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Annuitant AXP readers will be delighted to learn that dates have been set for the 32nd Biannual Aramco Hafla Annuitants Reunion. Mark it on your calendars: the 26th through the 30th of September 2020. The place? Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The Tri-D Swim Meet

The Tri-D Swim Meet

BY Tim Barger / /

As a child growing up in Dhahran in the early 1950s, I had an unrequited obsession with sugar – the more the better. At the time, the Dhahran commissary didn’t have much beyond Droste chocolate and O’Henry bars, Khobar had even less to offer. Hard candies and hopelessly expired candies from England such as Rowntree’s Fruit Pastilles...

Making History with Our First Earnings Call

Making History with Our First Earnings Call

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Earlier this month, Saudi Aramco announced for the first time its half-year financial results. The company’s net income was $46.9 billion for the first half of 2019, compared to $53 billion for the same period last year.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - August 21, 2019

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - August 21, 2019

BY AramcoWorld / /

Krym Altynbekov points to what is left of an ancient saddle in his lab, the Scientific-Restoration Laboratory of the Island of Krym, which he founded on the outskirts of Almaty, Kazakhstan. The saddle is among thousands of fragile artifacts for which he and his team have developed relatively inexpensive techniques to preserve and reproduce.

Unconventionals Success Driven by Broader Innovation Strategy

Unconventionals Success Driven by Broader Innovation Strategy

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The next chapter in unconventionals will be written by companies who compress innovation cycle time, remain laser focused on financial metrics, and adopt a broader innovation mindset to gain a competitive edge.

Ageless: Arabian Art Through the Ages

Ageless: Arabian Art Through the Ages

BY Aramco ExPats / /

For some 5,000 years, civilizations as we commonly understand them have come and gone, waxed and waned. An enduring measure of their character and legacies is the genius expressed in their art.

Hooky

Hooky

BY Tim Barger / /

For some unknown reason, throughout my life, various circumstances have led me into unusual situations. Perhaps the drummer I was marching to played Stockhausen on the snares, but it began early in life. I was born in Dhahran in 1947 where I lived at 1134 Hamilton House...

What a Site to See in the Desert

What a Site to See in the Desert

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Israa Garatli used his Nikon D500 to capture this image of the abandoned flying boat wreck in the middle of the desert east of Seham Bay. “I am fortunate to be a tourist in my own country through the Saudi Aramco Employees Association’s in-Kingdom trips,” said Garatli...

The Seven Natural Wonders of Arabia, Part I: Elephant Rock

The Seven Natural Wonders of Arabia, Part I: Elephant Rock

BY Aramco ExPats / /

In November of last year we began our Seven Wonders of Arabia tour with a visit to Madâin Sâlih in the Al-’Ula region of northwestern Arabia—the Kingdom’s first inscribed UNESCO World Heritage Site. Two thousand years ago...

George Williamson Bids Farewell After Almost 20 Years of Service

George Williamson Bids Farewell After Almost 20 Years of Service

BY The Arabian Sun / /

George Williamson recently bid farewell to Saudi Aramco after almost 20 years of service. Williamson, who began working for the company in August 2000, served in a number of roles for both Saudi Aramco and Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH) over the years.

Think Ahead

Think Ahead

BY Tim Barger / /

Think ahead. Be prepared. Always have a plan B. These are the kind of concepts that my dad tried to pound in my head, and probably your parents too. How hard could it be to remember them? The first two consist of only two words. Pithy, sound advice, except that when you are 17 who needs advice?

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - August 07, 2019

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - August 07, 2019

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

I’m surrounded by date palms. Around them run dry watercourses that look like ones I find not far from my home in Tucson, Arizona. The traditional architecture in town would not be out of place in Tucson, either—or almost anywhere from southern Spain to Mexico and up into the southwest us.