SAEEA 20th Reunion

SAEEA 20th Reunion

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA) celebrated its 20th Reunion on January 05, 2019 at Arena Club, Karachi.

Tales of the Euphrates: From AramcoWorld to AramcoExPats

Tales of the Euphrates: From AramcoWorld to AramcoExPats

BY Aramco ExPats / /

In a conversation the other day with a retired high school librarian, I happened to mention Aramco. Much to my surprise, without any prompting from me, she launched into a long paean in praise of the company’s signature publication, AramcoWorld...

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - January 23, 2019

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - January 23, 2019

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

This ivory head from Nimrud, standing 8.7 centimeters tall and originally overlaid with gold foil, could tell tales of Assyrian conquest and, finally, defeat. Discovered by a team led by British archeologist Max Mallowan in 1962 in the ruins of a room likely used to store campaign loot or tribute, it dates from the eighth or ninth century BCE. It is now on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Aviation Introduces New Fleet for Enhanced Safety

Aviation Introduces New Fleet for Enhanced Safety

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco operates in some of the world’s most remote areas, and the Aviation Department supports and enables the company to reach its strategic goals by operating in these remote areas. To meet the increasing complexity and sophistication of our operations, Aviation has initiated a fleet replacement strategy that oversees the replacement of its helicopters and airbuses with new generation models.

SAEEA Team Visit to Late Saqib Masood Ansari

SAEEA Team Visit to Late Saqib Masood Ansari

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

The SAEEA Team visited late Saqib Masood Ansari (badge#73801) on January 19, 2019 for condolence. Saqib passed away on January 12, 2019 after a sudden heart failure.

Ski Half Moon

Ski Half Moon

BY Tim Barger / /

By the early 1950s, the extravagant waterskiing shows at places like Cypress Gardens in Florida had ignited a rage for waterskiing that swept the nation.

Saudi Aramco and Dubai Electricity & Water Authority Sign MoU to Foster Collaboration in New Energy

Saudi Aramco and Dubai Electricity & Water Authority Sign MoU to Foster Collaboration in New Energy

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) to foster collaboration in power supply and demand management. The MoU will also provide a framework to assess potential collaborations and ventures in new energy and smart grid applications, digital transformation, and operational excellence.

Saudi Aramco Recognized as a Leader in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Saudi Aramco Recognized as a Leader in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco’s Uthmaniyah Gas Plant (UGP) has been recognized by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as a “Lighthouse” manufacturing facility, a leader in technology applications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Saudi Aramco is the first energy company globally to be included in this select group of manufacturing sites. The plant is also the only facility in the Middle East to be recognized by WEF. The announcement was made ahead of WEFs Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

The Seven Wonders of Arabia, Part III: Electrifying History at ad-Dir’iyah

The Seven Wonders of Arabia, Part III: Electrifying History at ad-Dir’iyah

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The Saud dynasty and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia claim as their common birthplace ad-Dir’iyah, the sprawling fortified complex of mud brick/adobe mosques, palaces, battlements, and various other clay-colored structures located 12 miles (20 kilometers) west of Riyadh...

Protecting the Asir Magpie: Saudi Aramco Lends a Helping Hand to Protect a Rare Bird

Protecting the Asir Magpie: Saudi Aramco Lends a Helping Hand to Protect a Rare Bird

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The highest, coldest and wettest part of Saudi Arabia is an exquisite land where misty clouds silently wrap themselves around steep peaks, veiling biodiversity preserves concealed in remote corners. In the Kingdom’s southwest Asir region, spectacular mountain ranges roam across 100,000 square kilometers, pushing imposing peaks up to 3,000 meters above sea level and randomly scattering giant granite boulders across the landscape.

SPE-KSA Celebrates 60 Years as ‘Dawn of an Industry in Transformation’ Arrives

SPE-KSA Celebrates 60 Years as ‘Dawn of an Industry in Transformation’ Arrives

BY The Arabian Sun / /

In his address celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE-KSA), Saudi Aramco president and CEO Amin Nasser made it clear that the next 60 years may be the oil industry’s golden age. There are those who tell us that petroleum is a “sunset” industry, Nasser said, that electric vehicles and alternative fuel sources will render oil and gas a “fossil of a bygone era.”

Saudi Arabia to Start First Phase of Neom Project

Saudi Arabia to Start First Phase of Neom Project

BY Arab News / /

Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday that it will start developing the first urban area of NEOM, the Kingdom’s planned $500 billion mega-city. The founding board, chaired by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, approved the masterplan concept for NEOM Bay, which will include homes, lifestyle and tourist facilities, and “innovation centers.”

Michelin-starred Menu at The Globe in Riyadh

Michelin-starred Menu at The Globe in Riyadh

BY Arab News / /

Al-Faisaliah Hotel, Riyadh is adding a new level of decadence to the property by introducing a special menu courtesy of Michelin two-star chef Kiko Moya.

Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology – Winter 2018

Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology – Winter 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The industry standard testing equipment currently used for screening lost circulation material is limited to simulate fractures only up to 5 mm, whereas there are fractures and vugs more than 50 mm in diameter causing severe lost circulation. The new in-house designed test fixture will be able to simulate fractures/vugs of up to 40 mm. This will enable better screening and evaluation of lost circulation products and timely recommendations for field applications.

Diversity makes further inroads into Aramco

Diversity makes further inroads into Aramco

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Once a bastion of male engineers, the Southern Area Production Engineering Department (SAPED) made a paradigm shift in 2018 as female petroleum engineers joined the department on assignment from the Reservoir Engineering Department.

Father and Son Visit United Arab Emirates

Father and Son Visit United Arab Emirates

BY Dr. Mohammed Ifteqaruddin / /

Mohammed Ifteqaruddin, badge #140948, retired employee from the Ras Tanura Refinery Maintenance Department, visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE) along with his son, Zubair Mohammed Iftekhar, from November 12-24, 2018.

2018 Year in Review

2018 Year in Review

BY Aramco ExPats / /

And just like that, it's 2019! Take a look back at 2018's highlights and the community's favorite photos, articles and celebrations. Thanks to all our readers, contributors, and sponsors for another great year.