The Industrial Training Center in Full Swing - 1956

The Industrial Training Center in Full Swing - 1956

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Featured in the Nov. 28 edition of the Sun and Flare: The Industrial Training Center, opened in July of 1955 as a part of the Dhahran Training Department, provides training for approximately 1,390 Saudi employee-trainees on both an assigned and a volunteer basis.

Aramco Signs 59 New Agreements Under The Iktva Program

Aramco Signs 59 New Agreements Under The Iktva Program

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco today (Tuesday, Nov. 22) signed 59 corporate procurement agreements (CPAs) with 51 local and global manufacturers, with potential to create 5,000 new jobs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia over the next decade. The agreements, valued at $11 billion, are expected to reinforce Aramco’s robust supply chain and result in the development of materials manufacturing facilities in the Kingdom. 

Pilot Completes Survey of Hofuf - 1961

Pilot Completes Survey of Hofuf - 1961

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the Dec. 22, 1961, edition of the Sun and Flare. Gerhard Winkelmann, pilot of a Dornier DO-27 moonplane arrived at Dhahran Airfield from Frankfurt, Germany, this past week. Winkelman flew to Saudi Arabia to make an aerial survey of the Hofuf agricultural area for the Saudi Ministry of Agriculture.

Downstream Celebrates Technology and Digital Excellence

Downstream Celebrates Technology and Digital Excellence

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco recognized some of its top innovators in the Downstream business line during the Annual Downstream Technology & Digital Excellence Awards. The Nov. 7 ceremony, held at the Plaza Conference Center in Dhahran, recognized talented individuals who are creating value through digitalization and technology initiatives that support the ongoing transformation of the Downstream business.

CAMX: Nonmetallics Strategy Reaching Beyond Oil and Gas Sector

CAMX: Nonmetallics Strategy Reaching Beyond Oil and Gas Sector

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco’s exhibit presence at North America’s most comprehensive composites and advanced materials event, CAMX 2022, was an attention grabber for attendees interested in an energy company’s vision and strategy for the use of nonmetallics beyond the oil and gas sector. 

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - November 22, 2022

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - November 22, 2022

BY AramcoWorld / /

Not long ago, writing tablets from 1700 BCE were discovered in present-day Iraq, containing some of the oldest recipes known. This is how we came to know what the Babylonians ate for breakfast and what they offered their gods in the temples. They used date syrup to sweeten food, referring to it as honey, and enjoyed dates dried in a fermented beverage.

Cyberattacks: ‘The Danger is Clear, Present, and Constant’

Cyberattacks: ‘The Danger is Clear, Present, and Constant’

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Cyber attackers could plunge the world into “complete chaos” with the energy industry a prime target for their focus, Aramco’s president and CEO, Amin Nasser, has warned. Nasser was in Riyadh addressing the two-day Global Cybersecurity Forum, a conference that drew together international government and business experts to explore the current and anticipated cybersecurity landscape.

Information Service Begins at Dhahran's Family Issue in 1955

Information Service Begins at Dhahran's Family Issue in 1955

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the 1955 edition of the Sun and Flare: A shopping experiment was initiated in Dhahran's Family Issue store last week when Mrs. Bertha Robertson was temporarily hired as information clerk. The purpose of the roving information bureau, explained Bud Stewart, superintendent, food and retail service division, Dhahran, is to improve communications between the employees and the operators of the service.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - November 09, 2022

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - November 09, 2022

BY AramcoWorld / /

Widely regarded as the most fragrant of roses, the Damascus rose bloomed first in Central Asia and came to the Levant and Anatolia via the Silk Roads. Today it is cultivated most intensively in Bulgaria’s Valley of Roses, where it thrives as both export and heritage.

Aramco Announces Third Quarter 2022 Results

Aramco Announces Third Quarter 2022 Results

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Reflecting its ability to generate significant value, Aramco on Tuesday announced its Q3 results for 2022 with a net income of $42.4 billion. That compares to a 2021 Q3 net income of $30.4 billion.

Fighting Breast Cancer Together Through Raising Awareness

Fighting Breast Cancer Together Through Raising Awareness

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco has continued its efforts to boost awareness of breast cancer and educate employees on proven protective measures. To coincide with the International Breast Cancer Awareness Month of October, the Industrial Training Department’s (ITD) 2022 Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign rounded off a series of informational activities with a successful awareness event.

Memory Lane: Golf Courses to Mini Marts, and a Whole Lot of Bad Weather

Memory Lane: Golf Courses to Mini Marts, and a Whole Lot of Bad Weather

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Here’s a variety of headlines over the past 70 years from the weekly publications of The Sun and Flare and The Arabian Sun. Ras Tanura opened its new 18-hole course on Friday, Oct. 4, with a medal play tournament. John Hay became the holder of the first official course record, scoring an 84.

Aramcon Defeats Summer Heat in Tackling Training for Athens Iron Man Race

Aramcon Defeats Summer Heat in Tackling Training for Athens Iron Man Race

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramcon Pablo Guizada was pleased with his recent finish at the Iron Man Greece (Athens) 2022. Only the second he’d ever competed in, he was able to finish the 1,900 meter swim, 90 kilometer (km) bike, and 21 km run in good shape. But realistically, it was the sum of months of training, and, perhaps, even years of building up to the rigors of an Iron Man.

Marjan: A Mega-project Unlike Any Other at Aramco

Marjan: A Mega-project Unlike Any Other at Aramco

BY The Arabian Sun / /

When Aramco geologists discovered the Marjan oil and gas field in 1967, it was one of six offshore discoveries expanding the company’s inventory of offshore oil fields from two to eight. Now, nearly six decades later, a significant increment program is well underway, which by 2025 is expected to see the offshore field’s production capacity increased by 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) to reach 800,000 bpd of Arabian Medium crude oil.

AramcoWorld - November 2022

AramcoWorld - November 2022

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.

Aramco, IBM Plan to Establish an Innovation Hub in the Kingdom

Aramco, IBM Plan to Establish an Innovation Hub in the Kingdom

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco this week announced preliminary plans for a strategic collaboration to establish an Innovation Hub in Riyadh. The collaboration will strive to support high-tech driven economic growth in the Kingdom leveraging emerging technologies in hybrid cloud, artificial intelligence (AI), and quantum computing, to address objectives that include circular economy, materials science, supply chain, sustainability, security, and digitization.

Memory Lane: Contracting Gains, Big Projects, and the Coming of the Ice Cream Man

Memory Lane: Contracting Gains, Big Projects, and the Coming of the Ice Cream Man

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Here are a few headlines over the decades from The Arabian Sun and The Sun and Flare. During the past 12 months, the number of jobs performed for the company by Saudi contractors has steadily increased. As opposed to 7,070 contractor employees engaged on various projects in September 1951, there were 13,686 at the close of September of this year (1952).