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.

Saudi Aramco Q1 2021 Interim Report

Saudi Aramco Q1 2021 Interim Report

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The energy markets saw a strong recovery in the first quarter of 2021 due to the ongoing re-balancing of supply and demand fundamentals, in addition to improved sentiment for an increase in global demand spurred by ongoing vaccination programs.

Aramco Announces First Quarter 2021 Results

Aramco Announces First Quarter 2021 Results

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (“Aramco” or “the Company”) today announced its first quarter financial results, posting a 30% year-on-year increase in net income to $21.7 billion and declaring a dividend of $18.8 billion to be paid in Q2. The results were underpinned by higher oil prices and an improved economic environment in the first three months of 2021.

Jim Schultz Retires After Almost 11 Years

Jim Schultz Retires After Almost 11 Years

BY The Arabian Sun / /

James (Jim) J. Schultz, HR manager with the Corporate Venturing Department, retires from the company at the end of April. Born in Oakland, California, Schultz has spent almost 11 years with Aramco, joining the company in the fall of 2010 as a senior HR analyst.

Aramco Wins International Award for COVID-19 Response

Aramco Wins International Award for COVID-19 Response

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco, through its Sea Water Injection Department (SWID), recently received international accolades for its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company received the “COVID-19 Response and Recovery of the Year” Award given by the Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI) at the organization’s virtual Resilience Excellence Summit.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - April 27, 2021

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - April 27, 2021

BY AramcoWorld / /

Fenced to protect excavations that since the 1950s have yielded remains of at least 10 Neanderthals, Shanidar Cave lies in the foothills of the Baradost Mountains in Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq.

Aramco Crude Oil Assay: Ensuring Decades of Quality Arabian Oils

Aramco Crude Oil Assay: Ensuring Decades of Quality Arabian Oils

BY The Arabian Sun / /

No two samples of crude oil are identical. Unlocking crude oil’s composition secrets is critical information for our customers. It is also fundamental work toward maintaining Aramco’s oil and gas production value chain. Just like each sand grain is different, each crude oil type has its own exclusive chemical and molecular characteristics.

CEO Ramadan Message

CEO Ramadan Message

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Dear colleagues, As we begin the blessed month of Ramadan this year, we are continuing to successfully adapt to new realities. Everyone who is a part of this great company has shown agility, patience, and flexibility during this time. And all of us are contributing to a vital purpose...