An Ancient and Magnificent Dam

An Ancient and Magnificent Dam

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The Khaybar area, 200 km from Medina Al Munawarah City, has a number of pre-Islamic dams, with the most impressive being the Al Bint, meaning “a girl” in Arabic. The dam has a height of 30 meters and a length of 130 meters of standing structure. It is mostly in good condition, but approximately one-third of the dam has fallen.

Panorama: 2021 - Issue 1

Panorama: 2021 - Issue 1

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

In this issue learn more about: authentically organic, tech for today, helmets: to wear or not to wear, stress less, protect your digital trail, getting along with dogs, stars of safety, keep clear of floodwaters, and dealing with bullies.

Aramco Closes $12.4 Billion Infrastructure Deal with Global Investor Consortium

Aramco Closes $12.4 Billion Infrastructure Deal with Global Investor Consortium

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Aramco and an international investor consortium, including EIG and Mubadala, today announced the successful closing of the share sale and purchase agreement, in which the consortium has acquired a 49% stake in Aramco Oil Pipelines Company, a subsidiary of Aramco, for $12.4 billion.

2021 Saudi Aramco Excellence Awards

2021 Saudi Aramco Excellence Awards

BY The Arabian Sun / /

In a year of unprecedented challenges for the global economy and the world’s energy industry, Aramco has stood out with impressive accomplishments, which have enabled the company to remain a reliable energy provider during critical times when supply chains in different parts of the world were disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - June 9, 2021

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - June 9, 2021

BY AramcoWorld / /

Many of the acrobats who entertained audiences and festival crowds throughout Europe from the 18th to 20th century came from Turkey and North Africa, and particularly from Morocco. In Venice the tradition of the “Flying Angel,” which marks the opening of the city’s annual carnavale, was one particularly famous occasion.

Aramco Signs Public-private Agreement for Six East-West Pipeline Residential Compounds

Aramco Signs Public-private Agreement for Six East-West Pipeline Residential Compounds

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco has signed an agreement with a private sector real estate developer to build and operate six residential compounds along the East-West pipeline. Aramco and the East West for Real Estate Development Company have signed 23-year long contracts to build, own, operate, and transfer six residential compounds along the 1,200-kilometer East-West Pipeline. The deal was signed last month.

The Wondrous Subsurface Realms of the Kingdom's Waters

The Wondrous Subsurface Realms of the Kingdom's Waters

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Along the east and west coasts of Saudi Arabia are two seas that contain a treasure of marine life that few knew existed -- and even fewer had ever seen. The Arabian Gulf was formed at the end of the last Ice Age, some 10,000 years ago, and the Red Sea's history goes back even further.

The Tapline: A Tale of Engineering Triumph

The Tapline: A Tale of Engineering Triumph

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The Trans-Arabian Pipeline — or Tapline — has been officially recognized as Saudi Arabia’s first industrial heritage site. This is the story of how the 70-year-old oil pipeline won its place in history — and in the affections of those who worked on it. The Tapline, located in the northern Saudi Arabian desert, is considered a historical feat of engineering that brought energy to Europe in the aftermath of World War II.

The Heart and Soul of Aramco by a Man Who Was Always There for You

The Heart and Soul of Aramco by a Man Who Was Always There for You

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Ali Mohammed Al-Baluchi, an Aramco retiree, has written an autobiography spanning more than 70 extraordinary years. The book, titled “Heart and Soul: A Memoir,” details many of the writer’s memories over 40 years with the company followed by more than 30 years in retirement.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - May 26, 2021

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - May 26, 2021

BY AramcoWorld / /

Using a cassette tape recorder, Marcel Kurpershoek, left, prepares to record Nabati verses recited by Al Dubais al Ulawi, 81, in his majlis, or gathering room, at his home in the village of al-Suda’iyyah in 1988.

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After 30 Years, Lashar Lavenue Leaves His Mark on Aramco

After 30 Years, Lashar Lavenue Leaves His Mark on Aramco

BY The Arabian Sun / /

After three decades, William “Lashar” Lavenue will be calling it a day and retiring from the company at the end of May. Lavenue began his oil and gas career in 1981 as a petroleum engineer with the Getty Oil Company in East Texas after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. He joined Aramco in May 1991 as a drilling engineer. At the time, the company was operating 18 rigs.

Biodiversity the Answer to Sustainable Development Challenges

Biodiversity the Answer to Sustainable Development Challenges

BY The Arabian Sun / /

For a country that is mostly desert, Saudi Arabia has a surprisingly diverse population of wild animals and plants. A remarkable 499 species of bird have been recorded in the Kingdom, along with 117 mammal species, 107 reptile species, 1,230 fish species, 266 coral reef species, eight amphibian species, and more than 2,400 different types of flowering plants.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - May 12, 2021

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - May 12, 2021

BY AramcoWorld / /

For the better part of a thousand years, all over the Mediterranean Sea, one power dominated maritime commerce: Phoenicia. Based along the coast of what is today Syria, Lebanon and northern Israel, Phoenicians wrote down much less of their own history than did the Romans, who gradually overwhelmed them by around 200 BCE.

Vertical Farming Trial Comes to Dhahran

Vertical Farming Trial Comes to Dhahran

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The Dhahran Community Nursery is planning to produce 150 kilograms of fresh produce every day through a new vertical farming project that utilizes eight greenhouses and three separate hydroponic systems to grow greens, vegetables, and fruits.

The Beauty and Fragrance of al-Taif

The Beauty and Fragrance of al-Taif

BY The Arabian Sun / /

For centuries, people have gone to al-Taif, high in the Sarawat Mountains, to escape the summer heat and enjoy the cool, lush scenery in a relaxed atmosphere. But the southwestern city really comes to life when the curtain opens on the most important event of the year, the annual Rose Festival.

AramcoWorld - April 2021

AramcoWorld - April 2021

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.

CEO Tours Company Facilities During Ramadan

CEO Tours Company Facilities During Ramadan

BY The Arabian Sun / /

What makes Aramco the world's most valuable integrated energy company, producing one out of every eight barrels of oil in the world, is its people. Year round, it is our people who travel far from home, in challenging environments, with unwavering attention to safety and health, providing energy that is the foundation for the world’s economy and the nation’s ambitions.