Aramco Asia-Japan, Miraikan Sign Agreement to Promote Science and Technology

Aramco Asia-Japan, Miraikan Sign Agreement to Promote Science and Technology

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Aramco Asia-Japan (AAJ) recently signed an agreement with The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation to contribute to the efforts of disseminating knowledge while enhancing the public interest and understanding of science and technology among local residents.

Kelleks: The Inflatable Rafts of Yesteryear

Kelleks: The Inflatable Rafts of Yesteryear

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The creativity and inventiveness of the early civilizations of the Middle East continue to astonish us moderns. Faced with major obstacles to overcome, Sumerians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Arabs, et. al. time and again successfully devised solutions using available materials and know-how.

Thank You from the 2018 Austin Hafla Co-hosts

Thank You from the 2018 Austin Hafla Co-hosts

BY Aramco ExPats / /

As co-hosts of the 31st Saudi Aramco Annuitants’ Reunion held last month in Texas, we extend our thanks to the 412 members of our Aramco family who attended the reunion.  In particular, we would like to thank the following people who, as members of the Hafla Committee, coordinated various reunion activities:

Transforming the Saudi Economy: The First Two Years and Beyond

Transforming the Saudi Economy: The First Two Years and Beyond

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Dhahran — This year, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia celebrates its 88th National Day. Over the course of almost nine decades, the Kingdom has experienced incredible developments in its economy, which has evolved dramatically — from one based largely on traditional local caravan trade commerce to one with both national and international reach.

Saudi National Day: An Outpouring of Pride and Prosperity

Saudi National Day: An Outpouring of Pride and Prosperity

BY The Arabian Sun / /

A collective feeling of national pride engulfed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia this week as the nation rose in unison to celebrate its 88th National Day. This was no spontaneous outpouring of joy but rather a profound communal recognition of the Kingdom’s prolific achievements to date. Extraordinary firework displays lit the skies as a fusillade of colors and patterns burst out for onlookers to marvel over.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - October 3, 2018

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - October 3, 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The answer is leading me down State Street, the main drag of Santa Barbara, her hometown and business base an hour-and-a-half’s drive north of Los Angeles. From here, for nearly three decades, Dawn Elder has promoted and mentored musicians, recorded albums, arranged collaborations and organized concerts that have opened American ears to new music from the Arab world and beyond and brought fruitful exchanges among popular, creative performers from dozens of countries.

Aramco Professional Takes the Helm of SPE

Aramco Professional Takes the Helm of SPE

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco made a strong showing at the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in Dallas, as Sami A. Alnuaim was named president of the international organization for 2019, four Aramco researchers received distinguished awards, and company staff contributed to about 20 scientific papers and panels.

Aramco Asia, China University of Petroleum Ink Deal to Further Strategic Collaboration

Aramco Asia, China University of Petroleum Ink Deal to Further Strategic Collaboration

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China University of Petroleum in Beijing (CUPB) to enhance their partnership and closer collaboration. The MoU is intended to explore added value opportunities for joint research in the field of research and technology, education, social outreach, and community service betterment for mutual benefit.

Abqaiq: The Friendly City Gazette - September 2018

Abqaiq: The Friendly City Gazette - September 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

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.

Isra Arif Weds Saad Ahmed

Isra Arif Weds Saad Ahmed

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

On the 8th of December 2017, a group of Saudi Aramcons (current and retired) gathered in Karachi, Pakistan to celebrate the wedding ceremony of Isra Arif, daughter of Arif Qamar #74444. Arif Qamar took an early retirement from his role as Sr. Planner, Southern Area Community Services Department in May 2010.

Diamonds in Coal Country

Diamonds in Coal Country

BY Aramco ExPats / /

There’s an old expression dating from the Middle Ages in England that refers to “sending coal to Newcastle” (or, alternately, “carrying coal to Newcastle”). It means to do something that is obviously needless or superfluous. For many hundreds of years, Newcastle-on-Tyne...

A Fun-Filled Fifth Toronto Reunion

A Fun-Filled Fifth Toronto Reunion

BY Yasmin Farouk Khory / /

On a beautiful sunny Saturday, September 15th, the 5th Aramco reunion was held at the Woodbine Beach Park. Thirty-nine ex-Aramcons, and 8 guests met up for a fun-filled afternoon. Rafiq Syed and his wife were visiting here from Hyderabad, India, and attended the picnic along with their son, daughter-in-law and 3 grandkids.

ASC Headquarters Inaugurated in Houston

ASC Headquarters Inaugurated in Houston

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Houston — The Aramco Services Company (ASC) board has officially inaugurated ASC’s new headquarters in North America. Located in downtown Houston, the building’s top six floors house ASC functions, including Procurement and Logistics, Public Affairs, Upstream, Technical Services, Finance, Law, and Industrial Relations.

Malaysia Mega-refinery Project Receives First Crude Oil Cargo

Malaysia Mega-refinery Project Receives First Crude Oil Cargo

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Pengerang Refining and Petrochemical (PRefChem) on Monday achieved a significant milestone in the construction of its refinery at the Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) with the arrival of the first crude oil cargo at Pengerang Deepwater Terminal 2 (PDT2), marking its transition into commissioning phase for startup.

Deep in the Heart of Texas

Deep in the Heart of Texas

BY Aramco ExPats / /

There’s an old Gene Autry cowboy song I recall from my grade school days that my classmates and I used to sing and clap along to with unbridled glee. The few lyrics I remember went something like this: The stars at night Are big and bright, (clap, clap, clap, clap) Deep in the heart of Texas...

Experts Eye Red Sea as Top Tourist Destination in KSA

Experts Eye Red Sea as Top Tourist Destination in KSA

BY Arab News / /

JEDDAH: The Red Sea Development Co., owned by the Public Investment Fund and responsible for executing the Red Sea Project, has announced the formation of its advisory board, which includes 12 international experts in business, tourism, sustainability and environmental conservation.