Helipad in Service - 1968

Helipad in Service - 1968

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the Jan. 17, 1968 edition of the Arabian Sun and Flare. Dhahran's new helipad, located behind the Administration Building parking lot, was officially opened Wednesday, Jan. 10 1968, when the Bell Jet-Ranger helicopter operated by Petroleum Helicopters Inc. made its first landing at 8:55 a.m.

Dhahran Health Exhibit Opens - 1995

Dhahran Health Exhibit Opens - 1995

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the Jan. 18, 1995 edition of The Arabian Sun. The 14th Annual Health Exhibition, held under the theme "Start Move," was inaugurated this past week by Nabil Al-Bassam, executive vice president of Finance and Relations, near Gate Four in the core area.

Galaxy Room Reaches for The Stars at Al-Midra

Galaxy Room Reaches for The Stars at Al-Midra

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Interesting things are happening on the 13th floor of Aramco’s Al-Midra building in Dhahran. The Galaxy Room, true to its name, appears to be at the center of it all. The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) Center’s Galaxy Room is a perfect marriage of calm aesthetic and knowledge sharing functionality, in a space where technology can do the talking.

Jafurah: The Jewel of Our Unconventional Gas Program

Jafurah: The Jewel of Our Unconventional Gas Program

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The development of the Jafurah unconventional gas field is one of the most ambitious projects in Aramco’s history.  Covering an area of approximately 17,000 km2, the Jafurah basin presented a unique opportunity to build a large-scale project that aims to contribute to the energy transition.

What's a Wa’l? - 1969

What's a Wa’l? - 1969

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the Jan. 8, 1969 edition of the Sun and Flare. A wild sheep? A wild goat? Whatever it is, this rare find hails from the village of ash-Sharawrah on the southwest edge of the Rub' al-Khali. It was captured when young and raised by Salim ibn 'Ali al-Qahtani, a member of the Frontier Post.

Saudi Students Demonstrate Trade Skills - 1952

Saudi Students Demonstrate Trade Skills - 1952

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the Jan. 9, 1952 edition of the Sun and Flare. As an ambitious send off to 1952, the Training Division held open house Saturday for a small group of Saudi dignataries and company executives. Purpose of the event was to review the progress made since the Advanced Trade Training Program was started 14 months ago to speed the advancement of Saudi employees.

Aramco's Hangar 3 Adds Indoor Maintenance Space - 1980

Aramco's Hangar 3 Adds Indoor Maintenance Space - 1980

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the Jan. 10, 1979 edition of The Arabian Sun. To accommodate Aramco's growing fleet of aircraft, the Aviation Department's Hangars 1 and 2 at the Dhahran Airport now have a new counterpart — Hangar 3 — a modern facility providing good working conditions for the department's mechanics and the much-needed room to do indoor maintenance.

Aramco's Highest Building Rises - 1977

Aramco's Highest Building Rises - 1977

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the Jan. 12, 1977 edition of The Arabian Sun. Dhahran's future new office building, a few months ago only an architectural rendering on a drafting table, is now steadily rising into view over the fence of the construction site, about 75 yards west of the present administration building.

Abdulaziz M. Al-Gudaimi Reflects on Four Decades of Experience

Abdulaziz M. Al-Gudaimi Reflects on Four Decades of Experience

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Welcoming me with a warm smile into his office, former executive vice president of Corporate Development Abdulaziz M. Al-Gudaimi, took time with The Arabian Sun to reflect on his nearly four decade career with Aramco as he prepares to transition into retirement.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections -  January 4, 2023

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - January 4, 2023

BY AramcoWorld / /

From North African deserts to Indo-Pacific archipelagos, creatures of the lands, seas and skies have been depicted in art, venerated in temples and hunted for more than 8,000 years. Now they are increasingly protected.

New Yanbu’ Scientist Sees Her Work Highlighted on Global Portal

New Yanbu’ Scientist Sees Her Work Highlighted on Global Portal

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The Yanbu’ Refinery Department (YRD) Laboratory recently celebrated the selection of a master’s degree thesis of lab scientist Refaa E. Bajnaid for publication ProQuest, the respected international scientific portal.

Shahd Telmessani Earns ‘Rising Star’ Recognition

Shahd Telmessani Earns ‘Rising Star’ Recognition

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Shahd Telmessani, C&OE group leader in Aramco’s Fire Protection Department (FrPD) employee, was recently recognized through the Middle East-based Leadership Excellence for Women Awards (LEWAS).

Cinerama Crews To 'Shoot' Area - 1955

Cinerama Crews To 'Shoot' Area - 1955

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the Jan. 5, 1955 edition of the Arabian Sun and Flare. Cinerama crews are slated to photograph Dhahran and the adjacent area, including Tapline, for a Cinerama production on the "seven modern wonders of the world" this week.

Kelberer Assumes Board Chairman, CEO Posts - 1978

Kelberer Assumes Board Chairman, CEO Posts - 1978

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the front page of the Jan. 4, 1978 edition of The Arabian Sun. John J. Kelberer, Aramco's senior vice president of Operations since 1975, was elected chairman of the board and designated the company's chief executive officer at the recent board of directors meeting held in London.

PDP Study Day a Two-way Communication Program that Works - 1990

PDP Study Day a Two-way Communication Program that Works - 1990

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the front page of the Jan. 3, 1990 edition of The Arabian Sun. The scene was unusual. For a change, managers were in the hot seat as their young but feisty subordinates fired away. The managers, from within Community Services, field questions and even gripes from a roomful of young Professional Development Program employees or PDPs.

SAP in with a Bang - 2002

SAP in with a Bang - 2002

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the Jan. 2, 2002 edition of The Arabian Sun. Dec. 29 was a banner day for Saudi Aramco, for Information Technology and for the hundreds of people who had been involved with the SAP Project, some for the past six years.

Abqaiq Drilling Does It Again - 1965

Abqaiq Drilling Does It Again - 1965

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the Dec. 29, 1965 edition of the Sun and Flare. Drilling records continue to fall in the Abqaiq Drilling Division, as November's record drilling time for Shedgum Well-32 of 11.8 days was bettered three times in December in land wells, and a new offshore drilling record was established.

AramcoWorld - January 2023

AramcoWorld - January 2023

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.

Celebrating 40 Years of Publishing Panorama

Celebrating 40 Years of Publishing Panorama

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The first edition of Panorama appeared in 1982, published by Loss Prevention (LP) to “give a wide view of safety.” While the magazine began with a focus of on-the-job safety, the first edition included a number of articles about nonoperational topics — ensuring eye safety while playing racquet sports, as well as advice on how to wear a ghutra without affecting peripheral vision while driving.