Saudi Arabia and Libya share a lot in common: camels, heat, a conservative Islamic culture and most of all--a lot of sand. They are also two Arabian countries where former Peace Corps volunteer Randolph Hobler lived and worked.
“How was your leave?” “Where are you planning to go on holiday?” While the day-to-day workplace can be similar anywhere in the world, one of the favorite pastimes for ExPats living abroad is to discuss, seek advice, reminisce, and plan for their holidays.
Hello Brats and Aramco Tribe, HPA ohana, and friends of Melinda Hagen! My beloved chosen sister and best buddy for over 30 years needs our help. Melinda recently received a life-changing diagnosis.
As he stepped up to the plate and turned to face the pitcher, everything else—the noise of the crowd, his work back at the newspaper, the parents and sisters he was supporting—dropped away that July day in 1931.
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.
AramcoWorld, Saudi Aramco's flagship publication, is widely recognized as a leading source of nonpolitical coverage of the history, geography, arts and cultures of Saudi Arabia, the Middle East and the wider Islamic world, with an emphasis on the interweavings of the plural cultures of East and West, past and present.
On a clear day, you can climb to the top of Shada Al-Asfal and see the deep blue waters of the Red Sea on the horizon 60 kilometers away. But even on a hazy summer afternoon, as the mists blow in from the coasts, the mountains and lush green valleys around Al Baha are breathtaking. It’s no accident that this region is called “the Garden of the Hejaz.”
On Oct. 20, Saudi Aramco’s Shaybah airstrip upgrade project received the 2020 Project Excellence Award for Europe, Middle East and Africa during a virtual meeting hosted by the Project Management Institute.
I would like to start off by noting that the utmost privilege I have in writing these articles is the conversations I get to have with other Aramco Brats who lived in the Aramco towns at very different time periods.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a significant impact on economies around the world, our industry has been confronted by numerous challenges. The combination of reduced demand and a fragile business environment has created uncertainty for many companies globally.
Fahad M. Al-AbdulKareem has been appointed as the executive director of Industrial Services effective November 2020. Al-AbdulKareem started his career with Saudi Aramco through the College Development Program (CDPNE) in September 1986...
To promote community spirit and creativity through art in Abqaiq, the Abqaiq Residential and Recreation Services Division (ARRSD) encouraged community residents to show their photography talent by sharing photos of landmarks in and around the community. An array of bright and colorful photos were received, each highlighting Abqaiq.
For the three-month and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2020. The third quarter of 2020 saw early signs of a recovery in global energy markets as some governments across the world eased COVID-19 related restrictions, providing stimulus for improved economic activity.
The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (“Aramco” or “the Company”) today announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2020. These results highlight the Company’s financial and operational strength, despite market volatility and the impact of COVID-19 on the global economy.
Hisssstory vexes me. The very sound of it sizzles on my serpent tongue, tasting of lies and hypocrisy. Do not speak to me of apples and Eve, or of mad Medusa whose gaze turned onlookers to stone. Why should I not be angry? I am despised as a primal, unhuman creature living without arms or legs, eyelids or eardrums.
With COVID-19 still limiting travel, migratory birds tease us with the purest symbol of what’s been curtailed for so many of us—the freedom of movement. Yet one unexpected gift of the pandemic-era lockdowns has been a renewed awareness of the wonders of the natural world around us.
Ayra Bilal Khan, daughter of Bilal Ahmed Khan, turned one, on 12th October 2020. Her first birthday was celebrated on 10th October because of the weekend. Bilal is the nephew of Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan (SAEEA VP) and the oldest of his 4 siblings.
The drive to reduce, reuse, and recycle can be found throughout our operations, including project management. In line with Aramco’s directive toward promoting a circular economy, improving sustainability, and lowering our carbon footprint...
Dawmat al Jandal, an oasis on the northern edge of the Great Nafud Desert, has long served as an important trading hub and station for caravans, linking Arabia with the ancient civilizations in Mesopotamia and the Levant, going as far back perhaps as to the 11th century B.C.E.
After years of hard work and dedication to the sport, Ahlam Al-Zaid, an Aramco business systems analyst, earned the gold medal at the first Saudi women cycling championship this past August.