Independence Day was fast approaching, and anticipation filled the air. My family, determined to make this year's celebration unforgettable, embarked on an adventure that would create lasting memories - participating in the 76th Independence Day Fun Run.
Nihad Mir Abbas, the youngest son of Mir Abbas Sagheer and Zakia Khanum of Dhahran (retirement 2015), graduated from the Renewable Energy Master's Degree Program at Cranfield University, Cranfield, UK. He has already accepted a position with an energy company in the UK.
From the Sept 21st, 1988, edition of The Arabian Sun, P. 1, P. 2. A hundred men working day and night for a month during the hottest time of the year have completed a major overhaul of the Abu Sa’fah GOSP, which stands in the calm waters of the Gulf about 50 km northeast of Ras Tanura.
Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA) celebrated its 26th Reunion held on September 10, 2023, at Chaupal Restaurant (Chaupal Desi Exotic Buffet) Sea View, Karachi. A total of 93 persons attended the function (50 male, 33 female, and 10 children). The venue was picked after the visit of the SAEEA team.
Former Aramcon Iro Smith was chosen and included in the book by Mary Rissaki, Greek Women of the World, which features 151 successful Greek women who thrive outside and inside Greece. As the writer is a Greek Canadian author and independent publisher from the island of Crete..
Your Royal Highness, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, good morning. Let me first thank our Canadian hosts for their superb hospitality here in Calgary. I would also like to thank Pedro for his kind words, and congratulate him and his team for bringing our industry back to Canada’s energy capital for the first time in a generation.
Now in its third year of bringing together the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) for joint annual meetings, IMAGE ‘23 has become a powerful combination, hosting one of the largest gatherings of geoscience professionals in the world.
From the Sept. 20, 1972 edition of The Arabian Sun. Ras Tanura Generator No. 7, the newest and largest gas turbine generator in the Aramco system, was turned over to Operations early this month. The unit was built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Takasago, Japan, and was erected by Industrial Contractors of al-Khobar under the direction of Mitsubishi personnel.
From the Sept. 19, 1984 edition of The Arabian Sun, P. 1, P. 2. Ras Tanura Refinery management had good reason for celebrating at a luncheon held recently at the Najmah Pilot House. They and invited guests were on hand to commemorate a new safety record achieved on Aug. 25...
The world needs to redouble efforts to craft a more sensible plan for the global energy transition, one that accommodates the disparate needs of developing countries and avoids supply shortages, president and CEO Amin Nasser said at the 24th World Petroleum Congress (WPC) in Calgary.
From the Sept. 17, 1952 edition of the Arabian Sun and Flare, P. 1 and P. 2. It will be no news to local folks that Aramco has been building new camps for Saudi Intermediates and other Intermediate employees. What is news i s that the Dhahran and Ras Tanura Districts will open their residential areas on Oct. 1.
From the Sept. 18, 1963 edition of the Sun and Flare. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cook and son Bryan will leave for retirement Sept. 18. Cook has spent his entire career in Ras Tanura, in the Transportation Department as dispatcher from 1948 to 1950, shift foreman from 1950 to 1952, and foreman from 1952 to 1963.
Aramco president and CEO, Amin Nasser, encouraged the company’s youth to seize the huge number of opportunities available to them at Aramco, as he addressed the 60 finalists in the selection process for next year’s cohort of the Young Leaders’ Advisory Board (YLAB).
From the Sept. 14, 1983 edition of The Arabian Sun. "The easy oil has already been found." This rather negative truism applies to the oil-producing nations of the world including Saudi Arabia. To locate hard-to-find oil and gas, Aramco is not only utilizing the most advanced technology available, it is also blazing new trails in the application of sophisticated scientific devices.
AramcoWorld, Saudi Aramco's flagship publication, is widely recognized as a leading source of nonpolitical coverage of the history, geography, arts and cultures of Saudi Arabia, the Middle East and the wider Islamic world, with an emphasis on the interweavings of the plural cultures of East and West, past and present.
Celebrated as one of Egypt’s most influential women in fashion and design, Azza Fahmy has creations that translate the MENA region’s culture, art and historical references to the world through contemporary jewelry, capturing the attention of cultural buffs and fashionistas alike.
Part 1 of this story describes the helicopter ride with Aramco employee Tom Swords and concludes with a shout out to Tom, his whereabouts and fate unknown. Shortly after the publication of Part 1 in the Aramco Expats Highlights, Kelly Swords, Tom’s daughter, saw the article and wrote to Tom and her mother, Jo, in their family’s group text.
It is time to plan another Hafla Reunion for 2024! Coming out of the COVID shutdown and having no reunion in 2020, we had a fantastic time on the 2022 Hafla Cruise, even though we had fewer people than usual.
We are very pleased to let you know that Gabrielle Reilly, the third generation in her family, will be visiting Dhahran from October 12th – 21st, 2023. Gabrielle is a Partner and Managing Director at Creative Planning, formerly Reilly Financial Advisors and will be visiting to meet with her extensive Aramco clients and prospects.
With the help of our community, we have successfully named all individuals in this photo of the Dhahran Teen Canteen Committee that appeared in the May 1971 Arabian Sun. Marion Slettengren was the last person to be named.