Tragedy seemed somehow inappropriate in perpetually sunny Dhahran, like the sudden death of a child on a bright, carefree afternoon. Indeed, only rarely did the horsemen of private apocalypse deign to descend on our community.
Saudi Aramco Looks to Attract Partners in Key European Cluster on Second International Nonmetallics Symposium
Following up on an inaugural nonmetallics symposium in 2018 in Tokyo, 2019 saw Saudi Aramco recently host a number of industry specialists, alongside Plastipolis, in Lyon, France.
Septimius Severus, who ruled the Roman Empire from 193 to 211 ce, dedicated this triumphal arch in 203 ce at a crossroads in his home city of Leptis Magna, on the coast of modern Libya, where his family ran profitable olive farms.
Saudi Aramco Welcomes New Agreement Between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait for Resumption of Oil Production
Saudi Aramco welcomes the new agreement signed between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the State of Kuwait regarding the Saudi-Kuwaiti Partitioned Zone, which paves the way for the resumption of oil production at two fields.
The Aramco Beijing Research Center (BRC) recently received the International Science and Technology Cooperation Award for Petroleum and Chemical Industries from the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation.
As we step into 2020 and AramcoWorld enters its own eighth decade, we invite you to look back with us on the last 10 years of AramcoWorld. Not only was it a decade of award-winning stories of cultural connections, it was one that saw us redesigning our print and digital editions, launching our mobile app and video channel, and starting new departments FirstLook and Flavors.
The Yanbu’ Refinery team recently celebrated the safe and successful commissioning of a critical milestone in the history of the Yanbu’ Refinery Department — the Sour Water Stripper Column Replacement Project.
In alignment with directives to promote the use of nonmetallic material in the construction sector, Saudi Aramco’s Consulting Services Department (CSD) has piloted “Plastic Road” technology within a company-owned facility on the Hawiyah Road near Hofuf.
Born and raised in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and receiving his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, Zillur Rahim started his Saudi Aramco journey in February 2000, and is now set to retire in January 2020.
Tucked away in the heights of Jizan Province 40 or so miles inland from the Kingdom’s southern Red Sea coast just north of Yemen, the lush mountains of the Fayfa massif add an unexpected new dimension to a traveler’s Saudi experience.
Journey To Self – Discovering Paths Beyond My Dreams, a memoir by Barry Hampshire, takes readers across Europe in 1977 and describes challenges he faced while navigating across Turkey, Syria, Jordan, and finally Saudi Arabia.
Amid East-coast Saudi Arabia’s desolate terrain, Dhahran, barely two or three miles square, stood out, a green exclamation in the endless tan. Even by the early 1950s, Dhahran’s camp forest of imported, multinational trees...
Announcing Saudi Aramco’s share trading debut on Saudi Arabia’s national stock exchange, HE Yasir O. Al-Rumayyan, Chairman of the Saudi Aramco Board of Directors, and Saudi Aramco president and CEO Amin Nasser, opened a bold new chapter in the company’s long and proud history.
Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) has completed, through its subsidiary Aramco Overseas Company B.V. (AOC), the acquisition of 17% of Hyundai Oilbank from Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings, for approximately US$1.2 Billion. The completion follows receipt of all necessary regulatory consents and approvals.
Aramco recently unveiled to the public for the first time its low CO2 Class 8 heavy-duty truck that utilizes one of the company’s flagship technologies, a mobile carbon capture system that dramatically reduces CO2 emissions at the tailpipe.
Living above the midpoint of the world’s largest oil field is a selection of natural life that is, unfortunately, becoming increasingly rare. Saudi Arabia’s grand Ghawar oil field, discovered in 1948, lies quietly hidden in the east beneath the golden ad-Dahna desert sands...
“Well, boys, this sure is some cripple creek.” —Levi Welty. Next year’s Hafla reunion, scheduled for September 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, will be held in the shadow of one of the American West’s most famous landmarks, Pikes Peak.
In the old days, the only other pockets of “civilization” in the area besides Dhahran were the indigenous Saudi towns of Dammam and Al-Khobar, one hour and 15 minutes away, respectively, and the Aramco camps of Ras Tanura...
From the Babylonian clay tablet of 600 BCE to Katip Çelebi’s map of Japan drawn in 1732, geographers and cartographers of the Islamic world drew upon Greek, Babylonian, Syriac, Sassanian, Indian, Chinese, Turkic and European knowledge to produce a new, atlas-like genre of detailed maps of the world known to them.
Amjad Hussain, an ex-employee of the Saudi Aramco Training Department currently living in Lahore, Pakistan, recently visited Karachi and met with SAEEA (Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association) personnel.