Panorama: 2021 - Issue 1

Panorama: 2021 - Issue 1

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

In this issue learn more about: authentically organic, tech for today, helmets: to wear or not to wear, stress less, protect your digital trail, getting along with dogs, stars of safety, keep clear of floodwaters, and dealing with bullies.

National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Kicks Off its One-of-a-kind Summer Educational and Career Exploration Program for Students

National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Kicks Off its One-of-a-kind Summer Educational and Career Exploration Program for Students

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Washington, D.C.: The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations' ("National Council") Annual 10-week University Student Internship and Summer Scholars Program began on May 24, 2021. Keynoting the inaugural session – and serving as the lead lecturer and resource specialist for the duration of the program – was Dr. John Duke Anthony, the National Council's Founding President and CEO.

Aramco Closes $12.4 Billion Infrastructure Deal with Global Investor Consortium

Aramco Closes $12.4 Billion Infrastructure Deal with Global Investor Consortium

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Aramco and an international investor consortium, including EIG and Mubadala, today announced the successful closing of the share sale and purchase agreement, in which the consortium has acquired a 49% stake in Aramco Oil Pipelines Company, a subsidiary of Aramco, for $12.4 billion.

Rose Oil – Aroos – the Bride of Arabia

Rose Oil – Aroos – the Bride of Arabia

BY Brid Beeler / /

Who does not like roses? They come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. When I heard that a rose farm existed in Wadi Hanifa, close to D’Iriyah, it was hard to know if the rumor was true or not. Buzzing with excitement, I set off one morning with my driver, bumping down dusty tracks to locate the farm and buy a dozen red roses before they were all sold out.

"Dear Folks": Chapter 12

"Dear Folks": Chapter 12

BY Ken Slavin / /

"The chief topic of conversation out here now is that the government has decreed NO MORE LIQUOR – ain't that something?" Crown Prince Saud pays a visit and Ken Webster and his daughters have an audience with him; Ken goes to Harvard Business School; Judy Webster graduates at top of her class from Dhahran Senior Staff School and goes to American Community School in Beirut.

2021 Saudi Aramco Excellence Awards

2021 Saudi Aramco Excellence Awards

BY The Arabian Sun / /

In a year of unprecedented challenges for the global economy and the world’s energy industry, Aramco has stood out with impressive accomplishments, which have enabled the company to remain a reliable energy provider during critical times when supply chains in different parts of the world were disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mary Norton - Paying It Forward: From Texas to Palestinian Refugee Camps

Mary Norton - Paying It Forward: From Texas to Palestinian Refugee Camps

BY Aramco ExPats / /

When the devastation caused by the winter storm Uri in the U.S. dominated the news in mid-February, UPA was in the midst of its Winter Shield campaign. The annual initiative to protect Palestinian refugees from the harshest stretch of winter took place in the Gaza and Hittin refugee camps in Jordan, both of which were established to accommodate...

NED69ers Mini Reunion held in Orinda, California

NED69ers Mini Reunion held in Orinda, California

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

The NED69ers Group graduated in 1969 from the NED Government Engineering College Karachi. Members are spread all over the globe. They maintain a connection with each other through e-mail and meet occasionally in Karachi or other parts of the world just to refresh their sweet old memories.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - June 9, 2021

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - June 9, 2021

BY AramcoWorld / /

Many of the acrobats who entertained audiences and festival crowds throughout Europe from the 18th to 20th century came from Turkey and North Africa, and particularly from Morocco. In Venice the tradition of the “Flying Angel,” which marks the opening of the city’s annual carnavale, was one particularly famous occasion.

Aramco Signs Public-private Agreement for Six East-West Pipeline Residential Compounds

Aramco Signs Public-private Agreement for Six East-West Pipeline Residential Compounds

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco has signed an agreement with a private sector real estate developer to build and operate six residential compounds along the East-West pipeline. Aramco and the East West for Real Estate Development Company have signed 23-year long contracts to build, own, operate, and transfer six residential compounds along the 1,200-kilometer East-West Pipeline. The deal was signed last month.

The Wondrous Subsurface Realms of the Kingdom's Waters

The Wondrous Subsurface Realms of the Kingdom's Waters

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Along the east and west coasts of Saudi Arabia are two seas that contain a treasure of marine life that few knew existed -- and even fewer had ever seen. The Arabian Gulf was formed at the end of the last Ice Age, some 10,000 years ago, and the Red Sea's history goes back even further.

The Tapline: A Tale of Engineering Triumph

The Tapline: A Tale of Engineering Triumph

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The Trans-Arabian Pipeline — or Tapline — has been officially recognized as Saudi Arabia’s first industrial heritage site. This is the story of how the 70-year-old oil pipeline won its place in history — and in the affections of those who worked on it. The Tapline, located in the northern Saudi Arabian desert, is considered a historical feat of engineering that brought energy to Europe in the aftermath of World War II.

The Heart and Soul of Aramco by a Man Who Was Always There for You

The Heart and Soul of Aramco by a Man Who Was Always There for You

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Ali Mohammed Al-Baluchi, an Aramco retiree, has written an autobiography spanning more than 70 extraordinary years. The book, titled “Heart and Soul: A Memoir,” details many of the writer’s memories over 40 years with the company followed by more than 30 years in retirement.

"Dear Folks": Chapter 11

"Dear Folks": Chapter 11

BY Ken Slavin / /

For Aramco, it is another year of record-breaking growth and oil production.  And for Ken Webster, it is a year of exceptional professional achievement.  In the spring of that year, he is appointed Dhahran District Manager, a post he will hold for more than six years.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - May 26, 2021

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - May 26, 2021

BY AramcoWorld / /

Using a cassette tape recorder, Marcel Kurpershoek, left, prepares to record Nabati verses recited by Al Dubais al Ulawi, 81, in his majlis, or gathering room, at his home in the village of al-Suda’iyyah in 1988.

Scents of Arabia – An Ode to Identity

Scents of Arabia – An Ode to Identity

BY Brid Beeler / /

Scent has been entrenched into every aspect of Arabian society since the Queen of Sheba’s visit to King Soleiman, the development of the spice trade, and the control exercised by the Nabateans at Mada’in Saleh (Al Hegra) over the camel caravans traveling north to the Levant. Socially and spiritually, scent still plays a prominent role in every aspect of today’s society.

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On Sale Now! Ali Mohammed Al-Baluchi, 'Heart and Soul: A Memoir'

On Sale Now! Ali Mohammed Al-Baluchi, 'Heart and Soul: A Memoir'

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Ali-Al Baluchi's new memoir Heart and Soul is now available in Saudi Arabia, other GCC states, the UK and Europe, and North America. In his own words and through testimonials from friends and colleagues, Ali Al-Baluchi offers unique personal insights, from the challenges of navigating a foreign work culture to nurturing lifelong global friendships in Saudi Aramco.