Diamonds in Coal Country

Diamonds in Coal Country

BY Aramco ExPats / /

There’s an old expression dating from the Middle Ages in England that refers to “sending coal to Newcastle” (or, alternately, “carrying coal to Newcastle”). It means to do something that is obviously needless or superfluous. For many hundreds of years, Newcastle-on-Tyne...

A Fun-Filled Fifth Toronto Reunion

A Fun-Filled Fifth Toronto Reunion

BY Yasmin Farouk Khory / /

On a beautiful sunny Saturday, September 15th, the 5th Aramco reunion was held at the Woodbine Beach Park. Thirty-nine ex-Aramcons, and 8 guests met up for a fun-filled afternoon. Rafiq Syed and his wife were visiting here from Hyderabad, India, and attended the picnic along with their son, daughter-in-law and 3 grandkids.

ASC Headquarters Inaugurated in Houston

ASC Headquarters Inaugurated in Houston

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Houston — The Aramco Services Company (ASC) board has officially inaugurated ASC’s new headquarters in North America. Located in downtown Houston, the building’s top six floors house ASC functions, including Procurement and Logistics, Public Affairs, Upstream, Technical Services, Finance, Law, and Industrial Relations.

Malaysia Mega-refinery Project Receives First Crude Oil Cargo

Malaysia Mega-refinery Project Receives First Crude Oil Cargo

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Pengerang Refining and Petrochemical (PRefChem) on Monday achieved a significant milestone in the construction of its refinery at the Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) with the arrival of the first crude oil cargo at Pengerang Deepwater Terminal 2 (PDT2), marking its transition into commissioning phase for startup.

Deep in the Heart of Texas

Deep in the Heart of Texas

BY Aramco ExPats / /

There’s an old Gene Autry cowboy song I recall from my grade school days that my classmates and I used to sing and clap along to with unbridled glee. The few lyrics I remember went something like this: The stars at night Are big and bright, (clap, clap, clap, clap) Deep in the heart of Texas...

Experts Eye Red Sea as Top Tourist Destination in KSA

Experts Eye Red Sea as Top Tourist Destination in KSA

BY Arab News / /

JEDDAH: The Red Sea Development Co., owned by the Public Investment Fund and responsible for executing the Red Sea Project, has announced the formation of its advisory board, which includes 12 international experts in business, tourism, sustainability and environmental conservation.

Dear Annuitants:  Ahlan wa Sahlan!

Dear Annuitants: Ahlan wa Sahlan!

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

On behalf of your friends from Aramco in the United States, Dhahran and around the world, I welcome you to the 31st biennial Annuitants Reunion-the second one to be held here in Texas. This gathering is special to Saudi Aramco and holds a special place in our company's history.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - September 19, 2018

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - September 19, 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Poised between Gulf waters and Arabian Peninsula sands, the Louvre Abu Dhabi tells us a story of humankind. It hosts a comprehensive synthesis of arts and cultures, which not only imitate each other across eras and continents, but also prove inextricably interwoven.

iRead: Celebrating Literacy

iRead: Celebrating Literacy

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

iRead, a flagship program at the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (also known as Ithra), that promotes reading through a competition for young people, celebrated its fifth anniversary this month at an award ceremony for the 2018 winners.

Center of Gravity

Center of Gravity

BY Tim Barger / /

Milt and I are hunkered in the oleander bushes along the side yard of my house in Dhahran talking about how to blow up Soviet tanks in Budapest.

The Saudi Arabian Drilling Academy Holds First Graduation Ceremony

The Saudi Arabian Drilling Academy Holds First Graduation Ceremony

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The Saudi Arabian Drilling Academy (SADA) today held its first graduation for a cohort of 132 students representing 34 drilling and services companies, in response to the oil and gas industry’s rising need for thousands of skilled exploration, drilling and workover talent, and in alignment with Saudi Vision 2030 workforce development aims.

Stars Over Arabia

Stars Over Arabia

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Beginning in August 1990 and lasting into January 1991, responding to a request from the Saudi government, US military units began arriving in the Kingdom in the massive military build-up known as Desert Shield. Tens of thousands of American soldiers and sailors and marines...

Cirque du Soleil Heads to Saudi in Special One-off Show

Cirque du Soleil Heads to Saudi in Special One-off Show

BY Arab News / /

MONTREAL: Cirque du Soleil will stage a show in Saudi Arabia for the first time later this month, the high-flying acrobatic troupe announced Monday. The show will take place in the Saudi capital on Sept. 23 to coincide with the country's national day, public relations director Marie-Helene Lagace told AFP.

Zubair Mohammed Iftekhar's Wedding

Zubair Mohammed Iftekhar's Wedding

BY Dr. Mohammed Ifteqaruddin / /

The wedding of Zubair Mohammed Iftekhar, son of Dr. Mohammed Ifteqaruddin (Badge #140948),  took place on August 17, 2018 at City Convention Hall, Nampally, Hyderabad, India. Zubair was dressed in the Hyderabadi Nawabi Sheerwani.

Aramco World - September 2018

Aramco World - September 2018

BY AramcoWorld / /

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.

Close Call at Jabal Shamaal - Part 1

Close Call at Jabal Shamaal - Part 1

BY Tim Barger / /

Smith is in the hospital. Despite half a summer spent in the sun, he's as pale as a Norwegian in winter. Beneath his sweaty brow and coke-bottle Buddy Holly glasses, an oxygen mask obscures the rest of his face. He's got double-pneumonia at least, the doctors are frightened that he might have a virulent variation of Valley Fever.

Saudi Aramco SVP for Upstream Speaks at the Dhahran Techno Valley Event in Dhahran

Saudi Aramco SVP for Upstream Speaks at the Dhahran Techno Valley Event in Dhahran

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Mohammed Y. Al-Qahtani, Saudi Aramco Senior Vice President for Upstream and Chairman of the Dhahran Techno Valley Company (DTVC) Advisory Committee, attended the annual Dhahran Techno Valley (DTV) event today, where he delivered a keynote speech titled: “Taking Dhahran Techno Valley to the Next Level.”