In February of last year, AramcoExPats featured one of the most enthusiastic annuitants we’ve had the honor of writing about in our 16 years of publishing, Greek-born Iro Smith. Iro’s great Arabian adventure began in 1982 when she and her husband Ron, a civil engineer...
Aramcons the world over were greatly saddened this past week by the news of the passing of the 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush, at the age of 94. Those of us who were living and working in Saudi Arabia at the time remember with deep appreciation the dramatic and decisive steps President Bush took in 1990–91 during the First Gulf War as leader of the coalition that drove the forces of Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait and ended a dire existential threat to the Kingdom itself.
The sun has long been considered the engine of life — the element that nourishes and gives energy. Some studies even show that the weather has a significant effect on our mood, our outlook, and our degree of happiness or sadness.
Saudi Aramco’s top girls soccer team earned a hard-fought championship at the annual Eastern Province Women’s Soccer Invitational Nov. 9 and 10, paving the way for the next tournament in Europe.
Thousands of visitors recently flocked to the King’s Park area for the 2018 Festival of Colors, the Saudi Aramco Employees Association’s annual fall festival.
Abqaiq The Friendly City Gazette is a free monthly publication published by the Southern Area/Central Region Community Services Department for Saudi Aramco employees and dependents in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia.
Through the years, Aramco has valued and supported the people in its service less like employees and more like cherished members of an extended family. Witness the extraordinary health care services they long have offered ExPats and their families, delivered by world-class...
Abdul Waheed joined the Arabian American Oil Company — which later became Saudi Aramco — on May 30, 1978. He retired last month after completing 40 years and five months of continuous service.
Ever since camels gradually fell into the service of people in the arid lands of Arabia, Africa and Asia about 4,000 years ago, they have evoked wonderment. Their domestication, late compared with other species, had a profound influence on the societies of these vast territories through the exchange of ideas and the interaction of languages as well as culture both intangible and material.
Saudi Aramco Downstream Strategy to Combine Organic Growth with Strategic Acquisitions, Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser says at GPCA Forum 2018
Saudi Aramco President and CEO Amin H. Nasser today told delegates attending the 13th annual Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) Forum that a key Saudi Aramco objective is to bring its downstream business to the same prominence as its upstream, as the company undergoes substantial expansions in refining, marketing and lubes.
We’ve all gone to school for endless years but it’s rare to remember a certain day when you actually learned two things. In 1952, I went to Dhahran Kindergarten in the portable that later became the infamous Teen Canteen. In First grade, I went to the portable close by that eventually became the Hobby Shop. What a great place. Anyone could come in and use all this marvelous equipment: drill presses, table saws, grinders, belt sanders and the like.
Saudi Aramco hosted its 4th IKTVA Forum & Exhibition this week at the Dhahran Expo Center in Dammam, attracting more than 1,000 local and international energy-sector service and equipment suppliers, manufacturers and small and medium enterprises to explore available investment opportunities with Saudi Aramco in the upstream, chemicals, utilities, non-metallic, IT and cybersecurity, and other areas.
Supply Chain Success Stories: Five IKTVA Partners Showcase Saudi Aramco’s Win-win Local Content Strategy
Saudi Aramco’s In-Kingdom Total Value Add (IKTVA) program is designed to locally source the company’s massive supply chain by incentivizing investment by international and local equipment and service providers, and small and medium enterprises (SMEs). More than 400 companies supplying 24 commodities are currently IKTVA partners, working with the energy and chemicals giant to drive domestic value creation for mutual benefit.
The inauguration of the Wa’ad Al Shammal mining and industrial project in northern Saudi Arabia today by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud marked a major milestone in Saudi Aramco’s long term strategy to increase gas supply in support of the Kingdom’s economic diversification program to generate growth in new sectors.
Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah is a twice-yearly magazine distributed to retired employees and adult children of the Saudi Aramco Enterprise.
Under the patronage of HRH Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, governor of the Eastern Province, Saudi Aramco will hold its 4th annual forum for the In-Kingdom Total Value Add (IKTVA) program November 26-27 at the Dhahran Expo Center in Dammam.
Saudi Aramco today honored four local Saudi vendors for delivering quality goods during a ceremony held in conjunction with the 2018 Saudi Aramco Quality Forum, organized under the theme “Toward Quality Excellence.”
Saudi Aramco Highlights Position as Industry Leader at Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference
Saudi Aramco successfully concluded its participation in the 2018 Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) held November 12-15 in Abu Dhabi by reinforcing its leadership position in the regional and global energy industry.
I was taken to visit a grazing herd amid the sandy reaches between Riyadh and Hail, Saudi Arabia. I kept a bit of distance, and an inquisitive camel (a female, I was told) approached at an ambling, padding lope.
Not long ago, when we mentioned to an annuitant who’d lived in the Kingdom for close to 30 years that AramcoExPats was planning a series of articles on “The Seven Wonders of Arabia,” she asked the inevitable question most Americans seem pre-programmed to ask in such situations...