AramcoWorld Reading Selections - June 12, 2019

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - June 12, 2019

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

With a large-screen television on mute and a dull winter light seeping into the sitting room of his home in Tangier’s Souani neighborhood, Mohammed Mrabet dips an old-fashioned nib pen into a dish of satiny India ink. On white paper that lays on a broad coffee table, he makes a mark.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah – Spring 2019

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah – Spring 2019

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah is a twice-yearly magazine distributed to retired employees and adult children of the Saudi Aramco Enterprise.

Willard's World - 4

Willard's World - 4

BY Tim Barger / /

It’s not a parade without a marching band and majorettes high stepping down King’s Road. After WW II, the camp put on a parade and big event every 4th of July.

The McGinley Family Winery

The McGinley Family Winery

BY Pam Markham / /

Positive change is happening all over the Huntsville area, but at the top of the list would have to be the opening of the beautiful wine tasting and dining venue at West Sandy Creek Winery located at 1773 FM 1791, just a few minutes South West of Huntsville, TX.

Aramcons Challenge the Euphrates, Part VI: Scylla and Charybdis

Aramcons Challenge the Euphrates, Part VI: Scylla and Charybdis

BY Aramco ExPats / /

In the previous installment of this series, a party of Aramcons had just run a daunting bedrock rapid at the entrance to a stretch of the upper Euphrates in eastern Turkey known as the Serpent’s Mill. We continue here with their story...

Willard's World - 3

Willard's World - 3

BY Tim Barger / /

In 1958 Willard flew over the countless dunes of the Rub’ Al-Khali to visit the preparations for the company’s first drill site right in the middle of this enormous desert known as The Empty Quarter.

Mosques that Host Some of the World’s Largest Eid Congregations

Mosques that Host Some of the World’s Largest Eid Congregations

BY Arab News / /

Muslims will soon observe Eid Al-Fitr, the festival that marks the end of Ramadan. Eid Al-Fitr, which means Festival of the Breaking of the Fast, will see Muslims gather for the congregational prayer in mosques or special prayer grounds around the world.

Celebrating OTC’s 50th Anniversary

Celebrating OTC’s 50th Anniversary

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Aramco’s participation in this year’s Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) fit the theme of “Going The Distance” as the offshore energy sector prepares for the next five decades of development.

Dates: The Miracle Food of Arabia

Dates: The Miracle Food of Arabia

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Absent the camel, the history of Arabia and the world would have followed a far different course than what it did. Much the same can be said of the date and its impact on humankind.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - May 29, 2019

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - May 29, 2019

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

In the late 15th century, the Catholic pope and the Muslim rulers in Cairo, Granada and Jerusalem did not agree on much. But this much they shared: a taste for new carpets—big ones. According to both Italian and Arab observers, these carpets were unique and more spectacular than any others of their time.

Willard's World - 2

Willard's World - 2

BY Tim Barger / /

Fortunately for us, Willard was an enthusiastic, accomplished photographer. Thanks to him we have this fine collection of color pictures that truly capture the people of Aramco and the places of Arabia from 60 years ago.

Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology – Spring 2019

Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology – Spring 2019

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Fatty acids and their derivatives have been used as emulsifiers, lubricants, etc., in drilling fluids. Waste vegetable oil is a good source of triglycerides. Fatty acids and the methyl ester of fatty acids can be isolated from triglycerides by a simple base hydrolysis. These in-house developed products show exceptional properties as primary emulsifiers for invert-emulsion oil-based mud (OBM), and as lubricants for water-based mud and base oil for OBM.

Offering Up a Taste of Ramadan

Offering Up a Taste of Ramadan

BY The Arabian Sun / /

We all know that Ramadan is about prayers, fasting, and family, but of course, food plays a central role in activities over the Holy Month. Here are some Ramadan recipes that are delicious and certainly worth trying.

International Day for Biodiversity

International Day for Biodiversity

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Every year, May 22 is International Day for Biological Diversity, a United Nations (U.N.) sanctioned day to promote and observe biodiversity issues.

Willard's World - 1

Willard's World - 1

BY Tim Barger / /

Willard Drumm was a senior Aramco executive through the 50s into the 60s. In his work he travelled to most of the company’s sites and installations in the kingdom, ranging from the Rub Al-Khali to the offshore field at Sufaniya.