Panorama: 2021 - Issue 2

Panorama: 2021 - Issue 2

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

In this issue learn more about: Outdoor adventures, Strap in for a safe ride, Bugs bite and more ... Panorama is proud to feature Saudi Aramco employees and their families.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - December 08, 2021

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - December 08, 2021

BY AramcoWorld / /

Interactive layering shows how landfill projects have significantly enlarged the area of the southern tip of New York’s Manhattan since the drawing of the 17th-century map, right, that depicts what is now the heart of the city’s Financial District. Anthony Jansen van Salee owned a house near the middle of the north (right) side of the lower block of Bridge Street.

Christmas Time in Dhahran: Reviving Memory and its Impact on the Present and Future

Christmas Time in Dhahran: Reviving Memory and its Impact on the Present and Future

BY Anushka Bose / /

As Christmas approaches, the Holidays are on my mind, especially as it relates to how my holidays used to be. I came across a Charles Dickens quote recently and it made me think so differently about Christmas breaks in Dhahran. It’s now going to be the second Christmas that I am not going to be there [as my family retired].

Building the First Tree in the 7th St. Christmas Tree Circle

Building the First Tree in the 7th St. Christmas Tree Circle

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Tavy Sandin shared the following pictures of the first community Christmas tree in Dhahran. The pictures, taken in the very early '50s, are of the building of the first tree in the 7th St. Christmas Tree Circle. Tavy writes, "My dad, H.L. "Sandin" and his neighbors, one being Chuck Mathews, were responsible for the design and building of the tree. This all began about 1952 when the residents decided to enter the 7-unit portion of the Company-held competition for best Christmas decorations.

A Cruise Designed for You – See Who Has Registered

A Cruise Designed for You – See Who Has Registered

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The 2022 Aramco Hafla Reunion Cruise will be held October 31 - November 5, 2022, departing from Miami, FL. Ports of call are Grand Cayman and Cozumel, Mexico. More information to come.

Ras Al-Khair Maritime Complex Turns to Nonmetallic

Ras Al-Khair Maritime Complex Turns to Nonmetallic

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The piping network at the King Salman International Complex for Maritime Industries and Services megaproject in Ras Al-Khair is huge, consisting of more than 300 km of utility piping systems. As part of Aramco’s strategy to promote nonmetallic materials to combat corrosion and utilize crude for petrochemicals conversion, the project management team evaluated various nonmetallic systems during the project’s design stage, with support from the Consulting Services Department.

Aramco Announces $15.5 Billion Landmark Gas Pipeline Deal with Global Consortium Led by BlackRock Real Assets and Hassana Investment Company

Aramco Announces $15.5 Billion Landmark Gas Pipeline Deal with Global Consortium Led by BlackRock Real Assets and Hassana Investment Company

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Arabian Oil Company (“Aramco”) has signed a $15.5 billion lease and leaseback deal involving its gas pipeline network with a consortium led by BlackRock Real Assets (“BlackRock”) and Hassana Investment Company (“Hassana”), the investment management arm of the General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI) in Saudi Arabia, in one of the world’s largest energy infrastructure deals.

Aramco Brings Global F1 in Schools Competition to Saudi Arabia

Aramco Brings Global F1 in Schools Competition to Saudi Arabia

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Aramco has partnered with F1 in Schools, a global Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) challenge, to roll out the competition in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Some of the country’s brightest young minds will have the opportunity to compete in the challenge, which involves designing and manufacturing a miniature racing car using computer-aided design and manufacturing tools.

Aramco Enters Lubricants Market with Launch of ORIZON® Product Range

Aramco Enters Lubricants Market with Launch of ORIZON® Product Range

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Aramco today announced its entry into Saudi Arabia’s domestic lubricants market, offering consumers a new line of lubricant products under the ORIZON® brand. Aramco timed the ORIZON® launch to coincide with the inaugural Saudi Arabian Formula 1 Grand Prix in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Aramco is a global sponsor of Formula 1.

Aramco Announces Collaboration with French Companies

Aramco Announces Collaboration with French Companies

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (“Aramco” or “the Company”) today announced the signing of five agreements with leading French companies, including an agreement to explore a hydrogen-powered vehicle business with Gaussin, a pioneer in clean and intelligent transport solutions.

2022 Aramco Hafla Cruise - December 1, 2021 Update

2022 Aramco Hafla Cruise - December 1, 2021 Update

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The 2022 Aramco Hafla Reunion Cruise will be held October 31 - November 5, 2022, departing from Miami, FL. Ports of call are Grand Cayman and Cozumel, Mexico. More information to come.

Getting in Shape: Vignette from 'Tales from the Desert: An Arabian Memoir'

Getting in Shape: Vignette from 'Tales from the Desert: An Arabian Memoir'

BY Stuart Crocker / /

Throughout the cooler winter months, the running club would put on a variety of races, typically of five and ten kilometres, in addition to half and full marathons. Barely three months after I had started running, a ten kilometre run seemed nothing out of the ordinary and was completed with relative ease. I was never particularly fast and although my times were respectable...

Layla: The Arabian Lady of the Lakes

Layla: The Arabian Lady of the Lakes

BY Brid Beeler / /

The town of Layla, located some 330 Kilometers south of Riyadh in the Al-Aflaj oasis, is noted today for the enormous sinkholes and caves that dot the surrounding gypsum rock formations. But that was not always the case.

Aramco Awards Contracts Worth $10bn for Vast Jafurah Field Development, as Unconventional Resources Program Reaches Commercial Stage

Aramco Awards Contracts Worth $10bn for Vast Jafurah Field Development, as Unconventional Resources Program Reaches Commercial Stage

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (“Aramco” or “the Company”) today announced the start of development of the vast Jafurah unconventional gas field, the largest non-associated gas field in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Company has awarded subsurface and Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracts worth $10 billion, with capital expenditure at Jafurah expected to reach $68 billion over the first 10 years of development.

Aramco Unveils Central Park in the Heart of Dhahran

Aramco Unveils Central Park in the Heart of Dhahran

BY The Arabian Sun / /

At north east of Dhahran Golf Course, the new Central Park was inaugurated by Aramco's Community Services (CS). As part of its quest to improve the quality and well-being of Aramco employees and their families, CS envisioned developing an exceptional attraction that will further promote environmental sustainability for the Dhahran Community...

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - November 24, 2021

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - November 24, 2021

BY AramcoWorld / /

The AramcoWorld editors are continually having conversations about story ideas for future issues. As you might imagine, some ideas end up on the cutting room floor. But it’s those serendipitous moments when the stars align just so that we’re afforded the opportunity to publish something truly sweet–and in this case, replete with spice

Congratulations to Casey Garretson on Graduating as Doctor of Occupational Therapy

Congratulations to Casey Garretson on Graduating as Doctor of Occupational Therapy

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Casey Garretson, the grandson of Byron and Sarah Garretson and son of Kyle Garretson, graduated with a doctor's degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Central Arkansas this spring. He received his license to practice in October and has opened an office in Little Rock, Central Arkansas Occupational Rehabilitation.

Hafla 2022 is Way More Than a Cruise - It's All About the People!

Hafla 2022 is Way More Than a Cruise - It's All About the People!

BY Aramco ExPats / /

In case you missed it, registration is now open for the Hafla 2022 Cruise. We are looking forward to Annuitants, Brats, Aramcons, and Employees from Around the World joining us. Hafla 2022 Cruise will be a five-night cruise leaving Miami on October 31 and returning to Miami on November 5, 2022. We look forward to seeing you at Hafla 2022.