Tree House Park a Symbol of Where Community Meets the Environment

Tree House Park a Symbol of Where Community Meets the Environment

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Abqaiq, Aramco’s first community, was founded in the 1940s. Since then, many things have changed, but at least one thing that remains is a tree that was planted when the community was founded. The tree, the oldest in the community at about 80 years old, recently received some attention at the hands of Aramco staff.

Kevin’s Story: Memories of Expat Life in Abqaiq 1978-1983

Kevin’s Story: Memories of Expat Life in Abqaiq 1978-1983

BY Anushka Bose and Kevin Overholt / /

ExPat life in the Aramco communities is full of contradictions — within all the complexities that surrounded us, from geopolitical turmoil to the rules and regulations that we had to abide by, life was abundantly simple...

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - September 02, 2020

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - September 02, 2020

BY AramcoWorld / /

Master singer of all three main Mappila musical genres—Mappila pattu, kolkali and duff muttu—Mohamed Haseeb performs with the Kerala-based music and cultural preservation group Vayali in the village of Arangottukara as part of Vayali’s documentation of music along the Bharatappuzha River.

Bryce Jordan Abilez Weds Caley Merrill

Bryce Jordan Abilez Weds Caley Merrill

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Al and Pat Denyer announce the marriage of their grandson Bryce Jordan Abilez to Caley Merrill on August 22, 2020, in Thousand Oaks, California. Bryce is a recent graduate of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

Where Safety Meets Diversity: Prioritizing the Safety of Our Employees

Where Safety Meets Diversity: Prioritizing the Safety of Our Employees

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Industrial work wear has historically been designed around male body frames, due to the overwhelming demographic associated with this type of work up until now. With the number of women working in operational roles steadily increasing...

Sean Monteiro Named Dean’s Scholar by Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada

Sean Monteiro Named Dean’s Scholar by Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Sean, an Aramco brat, has been named Dean’s Scholar by Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada for outstanding academic performance by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science for the 2019-20 academic session. Sean graduated in Mechanical Engineering with a 3.5 GPA.

Christine Smith Paints Among the Fishermen in Porto Heli

Christine Smith Paints Among the Fishermen in Porto Heli

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Beneath often vivid blue skies and surrounded by the crystal-clear waters of the Aegean lies Porto Heli, Greece, a small fishing village a short ferry ride from Athens. Known for its protective coves and bays, it is a frequent mooring...

In Support of the Troops

In Support of the Troops

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Jonathan Way, his wife Shirley and daughter Cynthia were in Dhahran during the last stages of Desert Shield. In response to a recent request for photographs from the Gulf War, Jonathan submitted this photo of Shirley and Cynthia...

Historical Perspective: A Glow in the Valley

Historical Perspective: A Glow in the Valley

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Some 55 years ago, when I was only 4, I recall some of my first and richest memories growing up in my village in southern Saudi Arabia.

Summer Jackson Reaching New Heights

Summer Jackson Reaching New Heights

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Summer Jackson, Ph.D. student at MIT Sloan and organizational ethnographer, studies the policies and practices associated with building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce in fast-growth companies. Her work was recently highlighted in MIT News...

Aramco Announces Corporate Development Organization

Aramco Announces Corporate Development Organization

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (“Aramco” or “the Company”) today announced the establishment of an integrated Corporate Development organization to optimize the Company's portfolio.

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

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

BY Brid Beeler / /

That evening we dined at a magnificent Moroccan restaurant next to Beit Al Nassif with a horse-drawn carriage perched outside the entrance. It was opulent to say the least. We felt like we were in a royal palace and the food...

2 Million Mangroves Added to Carbon Front Line

2 Million Mangroves Added to Carbon Front Line

BY The Arabian Sun / /

A record 2 million mangrove saplings planted earlier this summer by Aramco brings the number of mangroves restored along the Arabian coastline by the company since 1993 to 4.3 million.

Before Saudi Arabia: 1948 - 1949

Before Saudi Arabia: 1948 - 1949

BY Bob Waters / /

I went to Stanford University for two years and then quit to enlist in the Army Air Corp. After being discharged from the Air Corp in December 1945, I started working for Standard Oil in California, but after a year with Standard Oil I got as far as I could go without a degree. So, I went back to Stanford from February 1947 to June 1948.

AramcoWorld - Homeschooling

AramcoWorld - Homeschooling

BY AramcoWorld / /

Teaching from home? Teaching at home? We can help! For students: We hope this guide will help sharpen your reading skills and deepen your understanding of this issue’s articles. For teachers: We encourage reproduction and adaptation of these ideas, freely and without further permission from AramcoWorld, by teachers at any level, whether working in a classroom or through home study.

Tales of the Bedouin - Part VIII: Travels with Stephen Part 1

Tales of the Bedouin - Part VIII: Travels with Stephen Part 1

BY Mark Lowey / /

Coming straight out of university from California at age 22, my move to Saudi Arabia and life in a typical Abqaiq contractors camp was initially a challenge. Located across the road from the well-appointed Aramco community...

The Rise of the First Women’s Football Club in Saudi Arabia

The Rise of the First Women’s Football Club in Saudi Arabia

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Women’s sports in Saudi Arabia was very limited when the Eastern Flames soccer team was first founded in 2006. But that didn’t stop Kaye Smith — the founder of the club — from following her passion in forming the Eastern Flames team.

Saudi Arabia: 1949 - 1951 (Part II)

Saudi Arabia: 1949 - 1951 (Part II)

BY Bob Waters / /

As soon as old Man Wallace returned in the latter part of 1949, I got a new assignment working with the Petroleum Engineers. My job was to check out wellhead pressures on all the wells in the Dammam Field, which was about 40 at that time.

Aramco Announces Second Quarter and Half-year 2020 Results

Aramco Announces Second Quarter and Half-year 2020 Results

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (“Aramco” or “the Company”) today announced its results for the second quarter and first half of 2020, highlighting the Company’s financial and operational resilience, and commitment to shareholders despite challenging market conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.