My Eureka Moment – at the Saudi Post Office

My Eureka Moment – at the Saudi Post Office

BY Brid Beeler / /

When we go to a post office, it is usually to mail a letter, buy stamps or maybe pick up a package that has arrived. Few of us give it further thought. Particularly nowadays, when we can easily communicate with our families and friends...

Aramco Scientist Receives Prestigious Global Recognition for Anti-corrosion Work

Aramco Scientist Receives Prestigious Global Recognition for Anti-corrosion Work

BY The Arabian Sun / /

An Aramco research consultant’s work on efforts to mitigate the impacts of black powder in pipelines is receiving global recognition. Black powder is a menace in gas transmission pipelines, which impacts pipeline operations and customers alike by reducing flow and lowers compressor efficiency, and results in increased operating and capital expenditures.

‘Udhailiyah Looks to Care for its True Locals: Dhubs

‘Udhailiyah Looks to Care for its True Locals: Dhubs

BY The Arabian Sun / /

In the early 1970s, hundreds of thousands of gentle desert dhubs of ‘Udhailiyah were blissfully unaware that their stretch of untouched desert was actively being developed into a residential community for Aramco employees and their families.

Khurais Becomes Second Aramco Facility to Join Prestigious WEF Global Lighthouse Network

Khurais Becomes Second Aramco Facility to Join Prestigious WEF Global Lighthouse Network

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has recognized Aramco’s Khurais oil facility as a leader in the adoption and integration of cutting-edge technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). Khurais is the company’s second facility, after Uthmaniyah Gas Plant, to be included in WEF’s prestigious Global Lighthouse Network.

AramcoWorld - September 2020

AramcoWorld - September 2020

BY AramcoWorld / /

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.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - September 16, 2020

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - September 16, 2020

BY AramcoWorld / /

Of the more than two dozen towns named Cairo throughout the United States, Cairos in Illinois, Georgia, West Virginia, New York and Nebraska produced picture postcards during the early 20th century. Today those cards are historical records of the people who looked to Egypt for a name that fit their dreams of civic grandeur.

Tales of the Bedouin – Part IX: Travels with Stephen, Part 2

Tales of the Bedouin – Part IX: Travels with Stephen, Part 2

BY Mark Lowey / /

“Let’s go to Kuwait.” ... “What do you mean?” I asked. ... “We’ll drive to Kuwait on Thursday.” In Steve’s mind, Thursday afternoon would be optimal, as it was the beginning of the weekend, and Fridays were our only full day off...

CTO Talks Sustainability and the Future of Aramco

CTO Talks Sustainability and the Future of Aramco

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco chief technology officer Ahmad O. Al-Khowaiter speaks with Wired magazine about our strategy of reducing emissions, technology we’ve created to achieve that, and how the company will look in 50 years.

The Art of Communication is the Language of Leadership - James Humes

The Art of Communication is the Language of Leadership - James Humes

BY Mohammed Ifteqaruddin / /

I appreciate Saudi Aramco management for their continuous support of their employees' development towards achieving the required communication and leadership skills by allowing them to not only form a Toastmaster club within the company but also permitting them to attend its meetings during working hours.

Faisal A. Al-Hajji Appointed as Executive Director of Community Services

Faisal A. Al-Hajji Appointed as Executive Director of Community Services

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Faisal A. Al-Hajji has been appointed as the executive director of Community Services, effective September 1, 2020. Al-Hajji joined Saudi Aramco as a participant in the College Degree Program for Non-Employees (CDPNE) in 1992, beginning a career that took him on a journey...

Tree House Park a Symbol of Where Community Meets the Environment

Tree House Park a Symbol of Where Community Meets the Environment

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Abqaiq, Aramco’s first community, was founded in the 1940s. Since then, many things have changed, but at least one thing that remains is a tree that was planted when the community was founded. The tree, the oldest in the community at about 80 years old, recently received some attention at the hands of Aramco staff.

Kevin’s Story: Memories of Expat Life in Abqaiq 1978-1983

Kevin’s Story: Memories of Expat Life in Abqaiq 1978-1983

BY Anushka Bose and Kevin Overholt / /

ExPat life in the Aramco communities is full of contradictions — within all the complexities that surrounded us, from geopolitical turmoil to the rules and regulations that we had to abide by, life was abundantly simple...

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - September 02, 2020

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - September 02, 2020

BY AramcoWorld / /

Master singer of all three main Mappila musical genres—Mappila pattu, kolkali and duff muttu—Mohamed Haseeb performs with the Kerala-based music and cultural preservation group Vayali in the village of Arangottukara as part of Vayali’s documentation of music along the Bharatappuzha River.

Bryce Jordan Abilez Weds Caley Merrill

Bryce Jordan Abilez Weds Caley Merrill

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Al and Pat Denyer announce the marriage of their grandson Bryce Jordan Abilez to Caley Merrill on August 22, 2020, in Thousand Oaks, California. Bryce is a recent graduate of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

Where Safety Meets Diversity: Prioritizing the Safety of Our Employees

Where Safety Meets Diversity: Prioritizing the Safety of Our Employees

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Industrial work wear has historically been designed around male body frames, due to the overwhelming demographic associated with this type of work up until now. With the number of women working in operational roles steadily increasing...

Sean Monteiro Named Dean’s Scholar by Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada

Sean Monteiro Named Dean’s Scholar by Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Sean, an Aramco brat, has been named Dean’s Scholar by Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada for outstanding academic performance by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science for the 2019-20 academic session. Sean graduated in Mechanical Engineering with a 3.5 GPA.

Christine Smith Paints Among the Fishermen in Porto Heli

Christine Smith Paints Among the Fishermen in Porto Heli

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Beneath often vivid blue skies and surrounded by the crystal-clear waters of the Aegean lies Porto Heli, Greece, a small fishing village a short ferry ride from Athens. Known for its protective coves and bays, it is a frequent mooring...

In Support of the Troops

In Support of the Troops

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Jonathan Way, his wife Shirley and daughter Cynthia were in Dhahran during the last stages of Desert Shield. In response to a recent request for photographs from the Gulf War, Jonathan submitted this photo of Shirley and Cynthia...

Historical Perspective: A Glow in the Valley

Historical Perspective: A Glow in the Valley

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Some 55 years ago, when I was only 4, I recall some of my first and richest memories growing up in my village in southern Saudi Arabia.