First Trip to the K.S.A.: Chapter IV

First Trip to the K.S.A.: Chapter IV

BY Colleen Wilson / /

Oran had been back in Arabia long enough to warrant his short leave or vacation, which every employee could go on once a year. We had decided to go to Beirut, Lebanon, so at 1:30 a.m. on November 14, 1951, we flew out of the Dhahran Airport aboard a KLM airplane for a two week local vacation.

Wa’ed: Achieving the Kingdom’s Strategic Vision with Motivated Entrepreneurs

Wa’ed: Achieving the Kingdom’s Strategic Vision with Motivated Entrepreneurs

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Developing entrepreneurs toward becoming successful business owners, supporting niches that are underserved by others, increasing the percentage of Saudization, and using expertise within and outside Saudi Aramco to develop small and medium sized enterprises are the key elements of what Wa’ed works to achieve in the Kingdom.

A Solid Foundation in Japan for Strengthening Friendships

A Solid Foundation in Japan for Strengthening Friendships

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Last year, Japan and Saudi Arabia celebrated the 60th anniversary of official diplomatic relations. Over the course of those 60 years, both countries have invested in each other’s economic growth, technology development, infrastructure improvement, knowledge enhancement, and cultural enrichment.

Extending a Long History of Collaboration with China

Extending a Long History of Collaboration with China

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Both China and Saudi Arabia have emerged as global powers in their own right. China is an engine of the global economy and has created the world’s largest manufacturing economy.

Forging Stronger Ties with China and Japan

Forging Stronger Ties with China and Japan

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

A royal delegation led by HRH Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman convened a series of strategically important bilateral meetings in China and Japan between Aug. 28 and Sept. 9, the results of which promise to produce long-term positive impacts for the Kingdom.

First Trip to the K.S.A.: Chapter III

First Trip to the K.S.A.: Chapter III

BY Colleen Wilson / /

On Saturday, July 21, 1951, Charlotte & I decided to take our first trip out of camp to Al-Khobar, the port town near the airport, where many things from other countries can be purchased.

Recapturing Times Past

Recapturing Times Past

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Anyone who has lived in Saudi Arabia and worked for Aramco for any length of time has a wealth of stories to share about life in the Kingdom. One of the great joys of operating this website is being able to help people share their stories of the KSA with other readers.

First Trip to the K.S.A.: Chapter II

First Trip to the K.S.A.: Chapter II

BY Colleen Wilson / /

For the first time I was all alone the next day, Thursday, June 7, 1951, as Oran went back to work in the Refinery. He was on day shift from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m., so we were up at 6 a.m. It was like waking up in the middle of the night, but since he was home so early, we had time to eat and go someplace before going to bed.

Resilience and Transitions Focus of Offshore Northern Seas Conference

Resilience and Transitions Focus of Offshore Northern Seas Conference

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Delivering keynote remarks on the opening day of Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) 2016, Saudi Aramco senior vice president of Upstream Mohammed Y. Al Qahtani highlighted resilience as the key to navigating the transitional phase that global energy industry is currently experiencing.

Aramco World - September 2016

Aramco World - September 2016

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Aramco World, 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.

First Trip to the K.S.A.: Chapter I

First Trip to the K.S.A.: Chapter I

BY Colleen Wilson / /

This book contains the highlights of my first trip to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where I lived with my husband, Oran Wilson, and children, Olan Keith and Victoria for five and a half years in the early 1950’s. It was written for the express purpose of recording the events of my life and those of my family and friends, during that time, as I documented and remembered them.

Innovation Critical to Continued Development of Unconventional Program

Innovation Critical to Continued Development of Unconventional Program

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Experts in unconventional oil and gas gathered at the Unconventionals Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) in San Antonio, Texas, in early August to exchange new technologies and best practices in the exploration and production of unconventional oil and gas.

Saudi Aramco’s CAN-15 Wins Prestigious Japan Petroleum Institute Award

Saudi Aramco’s CAN-15 Wins Prestigious Japan Petroleum Institute Award

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco and its Research and Development (R&D) collaboration partner, JGC Catalysts and Chemicals — a leading catalyst developer and manufacturer in Japan — have been awarded the 2015 International Technology Exchange Award by the Japan Petroleum Institute (JPI).

Board of Directors Meet in the US

Board of Directors Meet in the US

BY The Arabian Sun / /

San Francisco - The Saudi Aramco Board of Directors met during the first week of August in San Francisco. During the weekly call with company management, presided over by then acting CEO Ahmad A. Al Sa’adi, details of the activities of the Board of Directors were shared.

Aramco and ‬Tottori University Collaborate on Drylands Research

Aramco and ‬Tottori University Collaborate on Drylands Research

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Joint effort with global aspirations on sand management and desert environment protection: Tottori University’s Arid Land Research Center (ALRC) and Aramco Asia-Japan signs agreement on dryland research collaboration.

Powering Innovation

Powering Innovation

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

How many times have you had a great idea but never quite managed to put it into action? Or worse still, had a great idea but saw the vision turned into a reality by someone else?

Well-being - Caring for Your Health and Wellness

Well-being - Caring for Your Health and Wellness

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Travel Safe ... travel healthy

Say the word vacation, and people imagine traveling, meeting new people, seeing new places and trying different food. To help you and your family enjoy your vacation, Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare’s Clinical Nutrition and Food Services Unit offers you a few food and beverage travel tips.

Assisting the Sea Turtles on RT Beach

Assisting the Sea Turtles on RT Beach

BY Ron Loughland / /

In the spring, hawksbill turtles come to Ras Tanura (RT) Beach at night to lay their eggs. Recently, EPD researchers and volunteers have monitored the nesting turtles as part of a turtle management program developed with support from RT Community Services.

Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology - Summer 2016

Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology - Summer 2016

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

In this edition, read about an oil industry first field trial of inter-well reservoir nano-agent tracers, how to forecast integrated discrete fracture networks with inverse methods and other topics.