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...

Mohammed Ifteqaruddin Completes Covid-19 Education Achievement

Mohammed Ifteqaruddin Completes Covid-19 Education Achievement

BY Mohammed Ifteqaruddin / /

Retired employee Mohammed Ifteqaruddin Badge #140948, Technical Advisor Mechanical Services from Ras Tanura Refinery Maintenance Department, machine shop unit, has put the well-being of the family and the community at the center of attention.

A Family Trip to Lahore-Punjab Province

A Family Trip to Lahore-Punjab Province

BY Zara Imran / /

On January 25th, my father was invited by his friend to attend his niece’s wedding in Lahore, Pakistan. There was no plan of visiting Lahore as our school was open but our father got a call again from his friend and he insisted he attend the wedding, so we planned to go there by road.

Ramadan in Remote Areas

Ramadan in Remote Areas

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From Tanajib to Jazan and all points in between and elsewhere, Ramadan is a time each year like no other, and this year even more than usual.

CEO Video Call to Riyadh Refinery Employees

CEO Video Call to Riyadh Refinery Employees

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

In a recent video conference call with Saudi Aramco’s Riyadh Refinery and Distribution employees, Saudi Aramco president and CEO Amin Nasser reiterated that the health and well-being of every employee is essential for the company’s business continuity plans to succeed.

Mohammed Arshad Bids Farewell to Aramco After more than 38.5 Years

Mohammed Arshad Bids Farewell to Aramco After more than 38.5 Years

BY The Arabian Sun / /

After more than 38.5 years with Saudi Aramco, senior planning and performance analyst Mohammed Arshad retired this week. His decades of service to the company brought him to all corners of the Kingdom, beginning his career in October 1981 in Yanbu’, working as an admin assistant in the Yanbu’ Shops Division. 

Journey to the Hejaz: Wahba Crater and Beyond - Part II

Journey to the Hejaz: Wahba Crater and Beyond - Part II

BY Carol Colly / /

We got up at 8:00 A.M. It was still windy, but the sky was clear. While climbing on the lava, Ron saw a long, skinny, brown snake. A herd of goats and sheep came through the camp and everyone took pictures of them. The Zbitowskys followed them...

Recognize Anyone from this 1973 Aramco Magazine Cover Photo?

Recognize Anyone from this 1973 Aramco Magazine Cover Photo?

BY Aramco ExPats / /

UK resident Mel Trotter supplied this image of a 1973 Aramco magazine cover that includes him, and we're hoping to identify others that are also in the photograph. Of the magazine cover, Mel explains, "it cheered me up when I looked at it the other day."

Twins, 91, Riding Out Quarantine Together with Daily Pep Rallies

Twins, 91, Riding Out Quarantine Together with Daily Pep Rallies

BY The San Diego Union-Tribune / /

For two weeks now, Jackie Voskamp and Joyce Kriesmer have barely left the apartment they share at the Vi at La Jolla Village senior complex. The 91-year-old identical twins are in a high-risk age group for COVID-19, so they have been in self-imposed lockdown.

AramcoWorld - Teaching from home? Teaching at home? We can help!

AramcoWorld - Teaching from home? Teaching at home? We can help!

BY AramcoWorld / /

Our free Classroom Guides are complete lesson plans you can adapt to home or online teaching. Today on Earth Day, we are taking a closer look at how conservationists in Lebanon are solving problems in order to save their country’s iconic cedar trees, Cedrus libani.

Taif’s Culinary Rose

Taif’s Culinary Rose

BY Catherine Enfield / /

It is a long, curvy drive up the Saudi Arabian mountain to Alhada and then Taif, enough to make anyone motion sick. Yet many of life’s most beautiful things are found at the top of a climb. So it is with one of the world’s most expensive commodities–rose water and the rose oil that distills along with it.

Drew Irving Shares Fond Memories of His Time in Saudi Arabia

Drew Irving Shares Fond Memories of His Time in Saudi Arabia

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Drew Irving worked for the Fluor Corporation SERVORG group that provided Engineers and Construction Specialist directly to Aramco project engineers to be "their eyes and ears" on all the projects going on at that time throughout the Eastern Province.

Journey to the Hejaz: Wahba Crater and Beyond - Part I

Journey to the Hejaz: Wahba Crater and Beyond - Part I

BY Carol Colly / /

The object of this trip was to visit the Wahba Crater and the Mahad ad Dahab Gold Mine. Our returning-student children, Pam and Steven, were with Wally and I. We traveled with Ron, Celeste, Britanny, and Holly Zbitowsky...

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

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

BY Brid Beeler / /

This year marks the 31st anniversary of my first setting foot in Saudi Arabia. Back then, it was still a sleepy, laid back place with little in the way of entertainment or amenities. So, as expats , we made our own entertainment and...