Arabian Return Chapter VI: Life Goes On

Arabian Return Chapter VI: Life Goes On

BY Colleen Wilson / /

So life goes on; one chapter ends and another begins. Since our arrival, we had been going at a pretty fast and exciting clip, especially while the kids were there, but on reflection, at that time, we didn't think it was nearly as nice as it had been when we lived there 19 years earlier.

Saudi Aramco Celebrates 75 Years with King Abdullah

Saudi Aramco Celebrates 75 Years with King Abdullah

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Saudi Aramco celebrates 75 Years of Excellence at the Grand Event Tuesday, May 21st. Saudi Arabia's beloved King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, the sixth king of Saudi Arabia, visited Dhahran to take part in Saudi Aramco’s 75th anniversary celebrations.

King's Visit to Aramco A Royal Affair

King's Visit to Aramco A Royal Affair

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Among the many Aramco events that take place heralding celebration and much fanfare, the visit of the King and other members of the royal family to an Aramco camp continues to be an event for the record books.

Men of Aramco: Part 2

BY Aramco Expats / /

John Lunde, Assistant to the Chief Engineer, is a veteran of 18 years of Company service and has spent a total of 12 1/2 years in Saudi Arabia. This U.C. graduate from Vallejo, California, was able to find other alumni here even in January 1939 when he arrived in the Field. The previous year Lunce wintered in Alaska while on a Socal wildcatting venture.

Men of Aramco

BY Aramco Expats / /

Distinguished by being both the first Montanan and first redhead in this column, Scott Harrison, senior surveyor, General Office Engineering, has been in Saudi Arabia 12 ½ years.

Out in the Blue: Letters from Arabia 1937 - 1940

BY AramcoExPats.com / /

In 1937, Tom Barger left North Dakota and Kathleen, his young bride of two weeks, to seek his fortune as a junior geologist in a remote desert country. Out in the Blue is the story of the people he met and the places he explored in Saudi Arabia - before there was oil.

The First King of Saudi Arabia

BY Nestor J. Sander / /

On 1 May 1939, after dinner with him in the new mess hall, I gripped briefly the scarred, long-fingered, sinewy hand of the first king of Saudi Arabia: Abdul Aziz ibn Abdur Rahman ibn Faisal ibn Turki as Saud.

Lucky Day

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Arabs believe that Hadh, Luck, is a gift granted only to a few. It is a trait like courage or intelligence, and is a requirement for successful leadership.

Standard Oil Bulletin - September 1936

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Several months ago a cable message flashed out of the Near East, sped halfway around the world to offices of Standard Oil Company of California, in San Francisco.

Weather Data - Chart 2

BY Nestor J. Sander / /

Average Range In Temperature By Month - Chart 2, January - May 1950.

Alidade and Plane Table

BY Nestor J. Sander / /

The alidade-planetable survey is a means of plotting a traverse as it is made, thus avoiding the likelihood of mathematical blunders and recording errors that arise while working with the theodolite.

Reconnaissance Flights

BY Nestor J. Sander / /

The dark brown line on the small map marks the 1998 version of Saudi Arabia's claims regarding its boundaries with Yemen, Oman, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.

Theodolite

BY Nestor J. Sander / /

The theodolite is an instrument that measures vertical and horizontal angles precisely. With stadia lines etched on the reticule of its telescope and the appropriate stadia rod (a flat-faced rod graduated vertically, its subdivisions corresponding to one/one hundredth of the focal distance) it will measure distances with accuracy sufficient for third order triangulation.