AramcoWorld Reading Selections - August 05, 2020

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - August 05, 2020

BY AramcoWorld / /

The first purpose-built eco mosque in Europe, the Central Mosque in Cambridge, England, opened last year. With space for 1,000 worshipers, its rooftop photo-voltaic (pv) panels generate enough power to meet a third of the mosque’s energy requirements.

Great Gardens Bring Color, Beauty, and Life to Dhahran

Great Gardens Bring Color, Beauty, and Life to Dhahran

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Passion. Imagination. Creativity. Sustainability. These attributes were on full display by the three winners of the 2019-2020 best yard competition in Dhahran, as they were recognized for their efforts to enhance aesthetics in the community and apply environmental friendly methods to maintain their yards.

‘Id Mubarak: Together in the Spirit of Sacrifice

‘Id Mubarak: Together in the Spirit of Sacrifice

BY The Arabian Sun / /

I would like to extend my best wishes to you and to your families for a peaceful ‘Id al-Adha and some well-deserved time for rest and relaxation. I recognize that a number of our colleagues are away from their families this ‘Id, but we are united in our appreciation for their sacrifices.

Honey Above the Clouds: A Higher Taste of Life in Al Fayfa

Honey Above the Clouds: A Higher Taste of Life in Al Fayfa

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Visitors to Al Fayfa Mountains struggle to decide what is more hair-raising — going up its daunting mountain slopes, or coming down. Locals grow up navigating the challenging corners of its steep contours, and claim they know when someone new has moved into their soaring neighborhood.

Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology – Summer 2020

Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology – Summer 2020

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology is published quarterly by the Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, to provide the company’s scientific and engineering communities a forum for the exchange of ideas through the presentation of technical information aimed at advancing knowledge in the hydrocarbon industry.

Drilling from the Earth to the Moon

Drilling from the Earth to the Moon

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco has always been ahead of the industry in exploring new technologies. Moreover, as the research arm of the upstream business, our EXPEC Advanced Research Center (ARC) is at the frontier of the research and development of Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0) technology.

Al-Helal Bids Farewell to ‘The Best Company with the Best People in the World’

Al-Helal Bids Farewell to ‘The Best Company with the Best People in the World’

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Fahad E. Al-Helal, who led Aramco Project Management since 2012, was recognized in a special ceremony last week. Hosted by Ahmad A. Al Sa’adi, senior vice president of Technical Services, the unique ceremony (complete with face masks and physical distancing) was attended by Amin Nasser, president and CEO, and other members of management.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah – Spring 2020

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah – Spring 2020

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah is a twice-yearly magazine distributed to retired employees and adult children of the Saudi Aramco Enterprise.

Gahwa Renaissance

Gahwa Renaissance

BY The Arabian Sun / /

As Zayed al-Tamimi’s brass pestle hits the mortar, its rhythmic clink resounds with the crunch of coffee beans through the hall of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. On a display screen above him, closeups of his motions attract the eyes of coffee professionals and enthusiasts. Watching most closely is the panel of four judges.

An Outing to al-Uqair: Take a Step Back In Time at Historic Port

An Outing to al-Uqair: Take a Step Back In Time at Historic Port

BY The Arabian Sun / /

About an hour from Dhahran, along a stretch of natural and wild coast, you get to al-Uqair. Fifty miles northeast of the fertile oasis of al-Hasa and its main city of Hofuf, the journey to al-Uqair features beautiful lush scenery with a path full of palm trees that arise misaligned in bushes and throw their branches into transparent and pristine waters.

AramcoWorld - July 2020

AramcoWorld - July 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.

Abqaiq Stables Keep the Horses Going

Abqaiq Stables Keep the Horses Going

BY The Arabian Sun / /

During these challenging times, work at the Abqaiq horse stables has not stopped. The Abqaiq Arabian Horse Association (AAHA) team here have had to adapt and learn new skills to keep the horses and the facility in first-class condition.

Aramco and Formula 1

Aramco and Formula 1

BY The Arabian Sun / /

When Saudi Aramco became a Global Partner of Formula 1 auto racing, it made perfect sense. Formula 1 is a sport based on technology, teamwork, and a constant drive for innovation.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - July 08, 2020

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - July 08, 2020

BY AramcoWorld / /

With every stitch of Hindamme, his ready-to-wear fashion line, 32-year-old Mohammed Khoja inches closer to a global spotlight. Khoja launched Hindamme—an Arabic word he explains refers to “perfect form and harmony”—in 2016 for the youthful, playful and heritage-aware.

An Oasis of Green on the Red Sands of Shaybah

An Oasis of Green on the Red Sands of Shaybah

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The company’s community in Shaybah has established a solar powered greenhouse to become self-sufficient in landscape supplies, reducing costs, emissions, and enhancing supply resilience.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - June 24, 2020

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - June 24, 2020

BY AramcoWorld / /

The narrow lane passed under a vaulted passageway and emerged back into the bright sunshine as it wound through Tozeur’s Ouled el-Hadef quarter. The houses in this centuries-old neighborhood open privately onto interior courtyards, offering the narrow streets only tall exterior walls with high, slitted windows and stout doors made of palm wood.