In this piece Mark Lowey recounts the unique journey of a traditional Bedouin camel saddle that found its way from the Saudi desert to Watsonville, California. During lunch hour on a warm winter day on January 13, 1979, I took a walk to look around an abandoned Bedouin encampment near my worksite at Fazran.
Aramco Technical Services executive vice president Wail A. Al Jaafari presided over a signing ceremony of “General Licensing Agreements” with leading technology licensors, marking a milestone that will reshape the technology procurement landscape within the company.
Ithraeyat is back with its 21st edition themed “Spread” featuring various flavors of articles, conversations, and stories centered around the realm of food, along with its cultural, artistic, historical, and philosophical dimensions.
Two Aramco security chiefs have been promoted and recognized for their services to ASIS International, the security industry’s premier association, at the prestigious Global Security Exchange (GSX) Forum, held recently in Dallas, Texas.
Aramco is further advancing the development of emissions reduction solutions including lower-carbon hydrogen, Direct Air Capture (DAC) of carbon dioxide (CO2), a novel approach to CO2 storage that involves turning carbon dioxide into stone, and the harnessing of geothermal energy.
Ashraf Al-Ghazzawi, executive vice president of Strategy and Corporate Development at Aramco states, "In our view, the transition is anything but straightforward. First, you have to appreciate the scale and magnitude of the global energy system. This system energizes a $100 trillion global economy."
“Our ambition is no longer bound by the latest modern science in the pursuit of net zero as an ambition sought by the global industrial elites. Rather, the goal of competent Saudi minds is to take the initiative and compete in this field and contribute to making our planet a better place for human life and all beings.”
Empowering Aramco’s greatest asset, its people, sits at the heart of Aramco’s ongoing continuous improvement journey. An update related to the recently introduced changes in Aramco’s operating model was shared at two town hall meetings held by the Upstream and Downstream presidents for directors and above in their respective business lines.
This past Wednesday, September 27th, I turned 27 years old. To celebrate, some friends took me out for dinner, and my desired spot was a beautiful Lebanese restaurant called Villa Yara in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
I believe these wool blankets were Aramco-issued in the 50s to bachelors and maybe families. At least my father had two of them when we arrived about a year after his employment in the ChemLab in Dhahran in 1955-56, and I recall seeing them in other homes around camp.
Bobby Riley shared these action shots of Kevin Durham, Kevin Riley and Sean Allen catching air while having fun in Abqaiq in the Late '70s.
Aramco has taken home one of the most prestigious accolades at an international film festival, having received the coveted “Company of the Year” Blue Dolphin award. The company’s Media Production Division (MPD) also won awards for three of its productions and received finalist certificates for three other entries at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards.
Wail A. Al Jaafari has been appointed executive vice president of Technical Services, effective Oct. 1, 2023, after serving as senior vice president of Southern Area Gas Operations (SAGO) since Sept. 1, 2021.
Qayyim Naoki Yamamoto, above, Japanese ceremonial master and professor of Islamic studies at Marmara University, in Istanbul, Turkey, speaks to a public audience in Tokyo about the links between Japanese traditional culture and Islam, incorporating what he calls an “Islamic tea ceremony,” below right, to highlight points of commonality between the two.
From the Sept. 28th, 1994, edition of The Arabian Sun, page 1, page 2. After eight months in service and 14 cargo shipments to her credit, the supertanker Al Bali Star played host Sept. 25 to a group from Saudi Aramco’s board of directors and dignitaries from the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources.
To my mind, of all the wonderful textiles to be found in souqs across the Arab world, Cashmere and Pashmina are the most luxurious and wearable. Women wear them as shawls for warmth, men wear them as head coverings or around their shoulders over their jackets.
American expats have a unique appreciation for the challenges faced while living abroad. While making a home in a foreign country offers the chance of adventure and opportunity, it comes at the price of additional obstacles and increased complexity in many aspects of their lives. To further complicate matters...
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has launched the masterplan to develop a new project in the mountainous region of Soudah to present a new face of luxury mountain tourism. The project called “Soudah Peaks” will see a luxury mountain tourism destination set 3,015 meters being created above sea level on Saudi Arabia's highest peak.
Aramco showcased its commitment to STEM and the next generation of engineers and scientists at the Aramco F1® in Schools 2023 World Finals in Singapore, where Germany’s Recoil Racing emerged as the winning team, earning praise for their passion, creativity, and skill.
In communities across the Kingdom and around the globe, Aramco families and friends celebrated the 93rd Saudi National Day with a wonderfully diverse array of activities, including parades, light shows, music and dance performances, art shows, theater and film viewings, and a whole lot more.