Riyadh Refinery - 1975

Riyadh Refinery - 1975

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the Feb. 12, 1975 edition of The Arabian Sun. Petromin's new Riyadh Refinery is now supplying the capital city and surrounding area with 15,000 barrels of refined products daily. Crude oil for the refinery is supplied by three GOSPs in Aramco's Khurais Field through a 141-kilometer long, 12-inch diameter pipeline.

Abqaiq School Students Put Their Yearbook on CD ROM - 1996

Abqaiq School Students Put Their Yearbook on CD ROM - 1996

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the Feb. 7, 1996 edition of The Arabian Sun. The entire 1995 Abqaiq School Yearbook will now fit in the palm of your hand. This one-of-a-kind feat is possible thanks to the ability of six students under the tutelage of Terry Cornelius, the school's computer teacher, and Bruce Drake, independent study director.

Permanent Operations Begin at ‘Udhailiyah Townsite - 1957

Permanent Operations Begin at ‘Udhailiyah Townsite - 1957

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the Feb. 6, 1957 edition of the Sun and Flare. A new, complete community began activity on virtually a full-scale operational level Sunday morning, Feb. 3, with the move of personnel and facilities from the former temporary camp at ‘Uthmaniyah to the permanent settlement at ‘Udhailiyah.

Celebrating World Wetlands Day

Celebrating World Wetlands Day

BY The Arabian Sun / /

In celebration of the World Wetlands Day on Feb. 2, we recognize the enormous importance of wetlands and the vital roles that they play for both people and the planet. Wetlands support a wealth of unique biodiversity including amphibians, mammals, fish, dragonflies, and birds many of which have unique adaptations to their watery environment.

Mohammad Al Darwish: Driven by Heartbreak to Transform Body and Mind

Mohammad Al Darwish: Driven by Heartbreak to Transform Body and Mind

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Bullied as a young boy, the Aramco building inspector made a promise to himself he’d become bigger and stronger. Today, he’s a body builder champion. “In high school, my weight was too low, and I was very small,” says Mohammad Abdullah Al Darwish. “Some of the boys would bully me. They would pick me up and throw me like a ball. I was very upset — it broke my heart.”

Records Fall at Men’s Saudi Invitational Golf Tournament

Records Fall at Men’s Saudi Invitational Golf Tournament

BY The Arabian Sun / /

For the fifth year, some of the world’s best professional male golfers tackled the course at the Royal Greens Golf Club at the King Abdullah Economic City outside Jiddah. Aramco was once again a sponsor of the Saudi Invitational, a flagship event on the Asia Tour. The company’s sponsorship demonstrates a strong commitment to encouraging healthy and active lifestyles across the Kingdom.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections -  February 01, 2023

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - February 01, 2023

BY AramcoWorld / /

In the center of Derb Sultan, Halifi looks to where a local boy points toward his house. “True architecture reflects society and sets out to solve its problems,” he says. “People who don't know Casa," he adds, "may not know where the fiction ends and the reality begins."

After 47 Years, A Steineke Returns Home - 1986

After 47 Years, A Steineke Returns Home - 1986

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the Jan. 29, 1986 edition of The Arabian Sun. Maxine Steineke Goad, daughter of Max Steineke, the man who cracked Saudi Arabia's geological code, returned to Dhahran recently with two of her children in what might be described as a "roots" trip.

Rig of the Year - 1977

Rig of the Year - 1977

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the Jan. 26, 1977 edition of The Arabian Sun. Lofco's Orville Fisher drilled and completed 28 wells (22 percent of the total 126 wells drilled in 1976) to win the top position of the year in the drilling competition.

Aramco Showcases Safety Leadership at ASSP Conference

Aramco Showcases Safety Leadership at ASSP Conference

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Middle East Chapter (MEC) Professional Development Conference and Exhibition took place in Bahrain recently, bringing together industry leaders and subject matter experts to focus on “Sustaining HSE Excellence.”

Four Appointed as Senior Vice President

Four Appointed as Senior Vice President

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco has announced the appointment of four people to senior vice president positions in the company. The appointments all became effective Jan. 1. Sulaiman M. Ababtain as a senior vice president, leading SOFON Holding. Yahya A. Abu Shal as a senior vice president, he previously had been appointed the CEO of Sadara. Meshari M. Alshaikhmubarak as senior vice president of the Office of the Chairman. Abdullah S. Al-Suwailem as a senior vice president and president and CEO for the Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petrochemical (SATORP).

A Pro's Throw - 1974

A Pro's Throw - 1974

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the Jan. 23, 1974 edition of The Arabian Sun. Aramco chairman of the board Frank Jungers exhibits major league form as he throws out the first ball to open the 1974 Arabian Little League series at King's Road Stadium in Dhahran.

Abdullah S. Al-Suwailem Appointed as a Senior Vice President

Abdullah S. Al-Suwailem Appointed as a Senior Vice President

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Abdullah S. Al-Suwailem has been appointed as a senior vice president and president and CEO for the Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petrochemical (SATORP), effective Jan. 1, 2023. Al-Suwailem has more than 32 years of experience in the Refining & Petrochemical business and has held different managerial and executive positions in Aramco, its affiliates, and joint ventures.

Meshari M. Alshaikhmubarak Appointed as a Senior Vice President

Meshari M. Alshaikhmubarak Appointed as a Senior Vice President

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Meshari M. Alshaikhmubarak was appointed as senior vice president of the Office of the Chairman, effective Jan. 1, 2023, after serving in the role of general manager of the Office of the Chairman since December 2019.

Yahya A. Abu Shal Appointed as a Senior Vice President

Yahya A. Abu Shal Appointed as a Senior Vice President

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Yahya A. Abu Shal was appointed as a senior vice president, effective Jan. 1, 2023. Abu Shal had previously been appointed the CEO of Sadara on Nov. 3, 2022. Previously, he was the general manager of the Jazan Complex from January 2021 to Nov. 2, 2022.

Sulaiman M. Ababtain Appointed as a Senior Vice President

Sulaiman M. Ababtain Appointed as a Senior Vice President

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Sulaiman M. Ababtain has been appointed as a senior vice president, effective Jan. 1, 2023, leading SOFON Holding, an admin area in Strategy and Corporate Development. Before assuming this position, he was the president and CEO of the Saudi Aramco TOTAL Refining & Petrochemical Co. (SATORP), since 2018, where the company had achieved highest levels ever in both net income as well as safety performance.