Amsterdam, located in the south of the province North Holland in the Netherlands, was founded in the late 12th century as a small fishing village at the mouth of the river Amstel. The damming of the river Amstel gave it its name (in Dutch: Amstelredam “Dam in the Amstel,” turned into Amsterdam over the course of time). With the largest historical city center of Europe, the city is a famous tourist destination.
A quick look back at some of the headlines that defined their times in The Arabian Sun and The Sun and Flare. The new $13 million fluid hydroformer at Ras Tanura went into full operation last week after more than two years of work, on-site construction, and testing. Designed to furnish high-octane gasoline for sale in world markets...
I, Mohammed Ifteqaruddin Badge # 140948, Technical Advisor Mechanical Services of Ras Tanura Refinery Maintenance Services, am proud to have been a part of the world’s largest webinar for teachers created by Dr. Vivek Bindra and Class Plus.
The progress meeting of the Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA) was held on October 15, 2022 at Faran Club, Karachi. This was the 5th meeting of the current year (2022). KAF thanked all attendees. KAF welcomed a new SAEEA member, Razi Khan, who was invited by SAEEA for the meeting.
Explorers are a noble breed, and Arabia has certainly had its share - Bertram Thomas, Lady Anne Blunt, Gertrude Bell, Harry St. John Philby, Wilfred Thesiger, and, of course, T. E. Lawrence - Lawrence of Arabia. You can add another name to that list. Mark Evans.
From 150,000 people surveyed across 57 countries, this year the World’s Best Employers survey conducted by Forbes, the renowned business and wealth publication, showed Aramco had climbed 173 positions in one year to secure the 46th place among the 800 companies who made the list.
Because of our short time in Jordan we are forced to cram as much as possible into our visit to the country. We return to the hotel, collect the Discovery Land Rover and drive south, out of the city and onto the ‘Kings Highway’. This is a very old and bad road, with a rough surface, and lots of bumps and bends.
Have you ever played Mah Jongg on the computer? It's a type of match game played with Chinese tiles. I've played it on occasion but it certainly didn't look like the active game that I saw being played in Chinese parks. Besides, I have a terrible memory for any type of matching game, so when given the opportunity a couple of years ago, I resisted the offer to learn Mah Jongg with a local group.
Memory Lane: Homes Program Begins, Computers Called in For Logistics, and Jazan Project Gets The Green Light
Here are a few of the top headlines over the past seven decades. Building is no news in al-Hasa, but during the past year, the rate of construction has tremendously accelerated. Homes, as well as new business houses, are springing up everywhere in the vicinity of company operations.
Aramco, one of the world’s leading integrated energy and chemicals companies, today announced a global partnership with the International Cricket Council (ICC), the sport’s governing body.
Aramco, in collaboration with international partners, is establishing two offshore fabrication yards that look to deliver a more than 200 percent increase in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s offshore fabrication capacity.
Aramco’s Inspection Department won third place in the prestigious Tuwaiq Drone Challenge, which concluded in Riyadh at the Tuwaiq Academy at Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University. Aramco’s team, named “Well-7” after the company’s first discovery of oil in 1938, accepted the third place prize of SR200,000 at the closing ceremony on Oct. 6.
Issah Ali has always shown a talent for tennis, but this year, he has made the decision to focus on tennis full time while balancing online school in America and living in Dhahran. Issah, 15, is son to Ameer Ali, who has been with Aramco for 12 years working as an actuary in HR.
Time truly does fly. In the blink of an eye, Ayra Khan, daughter of Engr. Bilal Ahmed Khan turned three years old on the 12th of October, 2022. Ayra has started going to school, and is an intelligent little girl, Masha’Allah!
We know from their memoirs that, centuries ago, Mughal emperors craved mangos, and their patronage of orchards in Goa led to today’s global mango agribusiness—but the tastiest mangos of all? Those still come from Goa, say locals, and most would agree.
In this series, Mark Lowey, known as “Abu Jack” (Father of Jack) to his Saudi friends, tells the story of Bdah Al Hajri, whom he first encountered in the desert as a baby in 1979. Reunited in 2013, Abu Jack and Bdah have become close friends. In 1986, Bdah was seven years old, and his two older sisters were already attending elementary school at Salasil. It was time for Bdah to begin his formal education.
‘I’m so excited, I just can’t hide it!’ – I hope most of you were in Saudi when we were amazed by the ‘5- 6-7-8’ performances to this song. Ah, those amazing, talented performers!! Well, that’s just the way I feel about this Hafla cruise on the Celebrity Summit that we’ll soon experience. I’ve been asked to write about packing/preparing for this adventure.
Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri, chief technologist, EXPEC ARC, was recognized with an SPE Distinguished Service Award for his devotion and contributions to the organization. His service to SPE includes chairman of SPE’s Saudi Arabia Section as well as chairman for its Annual Technical Symposium.
Aramco's long history is marked with a series of firsts. Here's a few pulled from the headlines of The Arabian Sun and Flare over the years. Four new diesel engine generator sets will be added to the powerhouse of the Dhahran Electric Supply Company, Dammam...
Petroleum Engineers Gather in Houston to Discuss Their Role as Solution Providers in Energy Transition
The world’s largest upstream oil and gas professional organization took on the challenge of navigating today’s energy transition with confidence and resolve as solution providers during this year’s Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) in Houston.