AramcoWorld Reading Selections - July 25, 2018

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - July 25, 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Club Deportivo Palestino (in white) defends its home pitch at the 12,000-seat La Cisterna stadium in Santiago, Chile. Founded in 1916 Palestinian immigrants as a way to unify their growing community, today the team plays in Chile's Primera División--even though none of its players today are of Palestinian descent. Their defense above is against Audax Italiano, a team whose roots also lie with immigrants to Chile. The game ended in a draw, 1-1.

Highlighting the Female Career Pipeline: Renad Ismail

Highlighting the Female Career Pipeline: Renad Ismail

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Over the past few years, woman have started venturing into the previously male-dominated field of engineering in ever increasing numbers. Renad Ismail is one such employee who has already made her mark in a powerful way at Saudi Aramco.

Well Fire at Dammam #12

Well Fire at Dammam #12

BY Tim Barger / /

May 1st, 1939, Saudi Arabia shipped its first tanker load of crude oil to join the ranks of oil exporting nations. Aside from the initial discovery of oil at Dammam #7, this was the most historic moment in the company’s history. Nine weeks later, seventy five years ago today, disaster struck and changed the company forever.

Crude Oil to Chemicals Project Moves Forward

Crude Oil to Chemicals Project Moves Forward

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

With startup in 2025, the fully integrated Crude Oil to Chemicals (COTC) complex is on track to become the largest of its kind in the world. It will become a major contributor to Saudi Vision 2030, enabling a new era of industrial diversification, job creation, and technology development in the Kingdom.

SAEEA 19th Reunion

SAEEA 19th Reunion

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA) celebrated its 19th Reunion on July 08, 2018 at Countryside Chalet Resort, Karachi.

NED69ers Mini Reunion - July 01, 2018

NED69ers Mini Reunion - July 01, 2018

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

NED69ers are spread all over the globe. A majority of them are in Toronto, Canada. On July 01, 2018 the Torontonians 69ers and their families gathered at Engr. Naheed Ghazanfar’s place for Eid Milan Dinner. Engr. Rehan Akhtar and Engr. Mansoor Imam could not join as both were busy with their guests visiting them from Pakistan.

Response to Media Speculation on SABIC

Response to Media Speculation on SABIC

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco has noticed media speculation regarding its possible interest in acquiring an ownership position in the Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC).

Have You Ever Heard of Buckyballs?

Have You Ever Heard of Buckyballs?

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Conversations with friends can be infinitely varied—filled with tangential remarks, thoughtful asides, and random non-sequiturs and often producing surprising results. Starting from Point A over here, they’ve been known to jump quickly to Point B over there, and thence move on...

Register, Register, Register for Aramco Hafla 2018

Register, Register, Register for Aramco Hafla 2018

BY Aramco ExPats / /

If your name is not on the OFFICIAL HAFLA PARTICIPANTS list by August 1, we will miss you at the Hafla. That would be so sad! On 8/2/18 the Hyatt will receive our list of registered attendees. The Hyatt discounted rate vanishes if you're not registered for the Hafla. Both are required.

Journey to Asir

Journey to Asir

BY The Arabian Sun / /

In the Kingdom’s Southwest, there exists a province unlike any other. With high, rolling hills that seem to stretch forever toward a cloudy horizon, the landscape, the people, the heritage, and the weather are a special blend that provide a welcome surprise for visitors.

Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology – Summer 2018

Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology – Summer 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

A novel stimulation assessment to enhance production in Saudi Arabia: A coupled mineralogy and geomechanics approach to evaluate rock fracability and optimum zones for fracture generation. The study increased the percentage of successful stimulation jobs and had a major contribution to optimizing project economics.

Saudi Aramco, KOTRA Sign MoU to Strengthen Collaboration

Saudi Aramco, KOTRA Sign MoU to Strengthen Collaboration

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco recently signed a comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) to facilitate closer business cooperation under the framework of Saudi Vision 2030.

Company Technologies Lauded at U.S. Summit

Company Technologies Lauded at U.S. Summit

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Three Saudi Aramco initiatives were recently honored at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit in California for their contributions to engineering and production technology leadership.

Brighton and Hove & Bristol: Two Global #1s

Brighton and Hove & Bristol: Two Global #1s

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Separate from its tempestuous politics, the U.K. has been getting a lot of positive attention of late for other, more upbeat reasons. Unless you’ve been hiding in a cave for the past month, you’re likely already aware that the 2018 FIFA World Cup is underway in Russia.

A Man of Many Names

A Man of Many Names

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Story-telling comes in many forms, written and oral, prose and poetry, fact and fiction. There are fables like “The Tortoise and the Hare” and folktales like “The Pied Piper.” There are ghost stories like “Ali the Cairene and the Haunted House in Baghdad” and fairy tales like “Cinderella.”

UNESCO Puts al-Hasa on World Heritage List

UNESCO Puts al-Hasa on World Heritage List

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Al-Hasa, the ancient oasis region in eastern Saudi Arabia, received an official world heritage listing last week during meetings in Bahrain of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee.

FRP Rebar: A Revolution in Concrete Construction

FRP Rebar: A Revolution in Concrete Construction

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) rebar has brought a concrete construction revolution that is in full alignment with Saudi Aramco efforts to promote nonmetallic solutions.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - July 11, 2018

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - July 11, 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Edna Adan offers words of comfort to a young mother after treatment at the hospital named after her. Adan says the mother was fortunate. “When it takes them five days to get to a hospital, it’s too late,” she says. “Somaliland is bigger than 20 other countries in Africa. It’s a huge territory. Medical facilities are clustered around the main cities. What about the other areas? Women are having babies everywhere.”

Aramco World - July 2018

Aramco World - July 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Aramco World, 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.

The Wonders of the Red Sea

The Wonders of the Red Sea

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Saudi Arabia is a special place. The Kingdom owes a major component of its unique identity to the distinctive geological history of the region—on land and sea. The Arabian Peninsula sits squarely between two fabled bodies of water with long and colorful histories: the Arabian Gulf and the Red Sea.