The Seven Natural Wonders of Arabia, Part VI – Jabal Sawda

The Seven Natural Wonders of Arabia, Part VI – Jabal Sawda

BY Aramco ExPats / /

If you’re a fan of geological wonders—as many Aramco annuitants understandably are—a visit to Jabal Sawda will suit your tastes “to a T.” Standing just over 10,000 feet, Jabal Sawda in the Asir region of southwestern Saudi Arabia...

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - May 27, 2020

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - May 27, 2020

BY AramcoWorld / /

Since the hieroglyphs on the Rosetta stone were deciphered in 1822, scholars have learned a great deal about early Egypt. But the language of Nubia, Egypt’s rival to the south, remains untranslated, with the result that far less is known about Nubia.

Open letter from the CEOs of the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative

Open letter from the CEOs of the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The unprecedented challenges the world is facing force us all to sharpen our focus on what really matters. Our immediate priority, as CEOs, is to do everything we can so that our people and communities are safe and capable of confronting the pandemic effectively.

Recent Graduate, Maryam Khan, Recognized for Bold Vision

Recent Graduate, Maryam Khan, Recognized for Bold Vision

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Ex-Aramco employee Athar Mustafa Khan has a lot to be proud of when it comes to his youngest daughter Maryam. She recently graduated from Lehigh University with a Masters Degree in BioEngineering while simultaneously...

Saudi Aramco Plants at Night

Saudi Aramco Plants at Night

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The world is going through an unprecedented health crisis, the impact of which has reached all areas of life that forced governments and individuals to make unprecedented decisions and adapt to unusual lifestyles.

2020 ‘Id Mubarak

2020 ‘Id Mubarak

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Dear colleagues, With the Holy Month of Ramadan coming to a close, I would like to extend my personal best wishes to you and to your families for a peaceful ‘Id al-Fitr. This ‘Id will be unlike any we have experienced before.

Camping with Camels: My Introduction to the Kingdom - Part II

Camping with Camels: My Introduction to the Kingdom - Part II

BY Brid Beeler / /

We arrived in Buraidah, just before the noon prayer when everything closes for 20 to 30 minutes as the faithful head off to the mosque. During prayer, we drove around the town. Buraidah is in the heart of the Nejd...

Aramco Kids Bring Back 'Sweet Home Alabama'

Aramco Kids Bring Back 'Sweet Home Alabama'

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Two Aramco Brats have published a prequel novel to the movie Sweet Home Alabama. Doug and Chris Eboch attended Aramco schools in Ras Tanura and Dhahran from 1974 to 1980. Doug later went to the University of Southern California...

Poems of Arabia by Elise Kellett: Part II

Poems of Arabia by Elise Kellett: Part II

BY Elise Kellett / /

This small collection of verses was written as a poetic diary of my thoughts and impressions, influenced by my life and travel within Saudi Arabia during the past eight years (circa 1980s), intending, hopefully, for them to be handed on...

Nicholas Baret Horvath Weds Krystin Annelle Rodriquez

Nicholas Baret Horvath Weds Krystin Annelle Rodriquez

BY Aramco ExPats / /

On November 10th, 2019, Nicholas Baret Horvath wed Krystin Annelle Rodriquez in the garden of Agave Estates in Katy, Texas. Many Aramco friends from around the world were in attendance, making it an exceptional Aramco reunion.

Welcome Archer Dearborne Shaner

Welcome Archer Dearborne Shaner

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Aramco annuitants Kim and Dave Shaner announce the arrival of their seventh grandchild, Archer Dearborne Shaner, born April 16, 2020, weighing 7lb. 3oz. and measuring 20 inches long.

Can You Identify this Rock?

Can You Identify this Rock?

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Elise Kellett submitted a photo of a rock she's had in her possession for many years, collected from the desert near Dhahran. Out of curiosity, she is hoping someone can identify the type of rock.

Aramco Announces First Quarter 2020 Results

Aramco Announces First Quarter 2020 Results

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The Saudi Arabian Oil Company today announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2020, demonstrating financial and operational strength despite a challenging macro environment and lower energy demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘The Cricketer’

‘The Cricketer’

BY Al-Ayyam A-Jamilah, Aramco Americas / /

Naushad Shah was just four years old when he left Saudi Arabia with his family in 1978 upon the death of his father, Aramcon Yousaf Shah. However, tales of his dad’s fearsome batting on company cricket fields...