March 4 Marks the Anniversary of Production at Dammam Well-7

March 4 Marks the Anniversary of Production at Dammam Well-7

BY The Arabian Sun / /

On March 4, 1938, “Lucky 7” started producing and Saudi Arabia was launched on its journey to become the world’s largest oil producing nation. Or so runs the widely accepted version of history. But the two years after Lucky 7 were incredibly difficult. The author reveals three major events the early employees had to overcome in those critical years.

Kingdom Mourns Long-serving Oil Minister Yamani

Kingdom Mourns Long-serving Oil Minister Yamani

BY The Arab News / /

Ahmed Zaki Yamani, Saudi Arabia’s longest-serving oil minister and the man behind the oil embargo after the 1973 Arab-Israeli war, has died in London at the age of 90. Yamani became oil minister in 1962, replacing Abdullah Tariki, a founding member of OPEC.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - March 03, 2021

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - March 03, 2021

BY AramcoWorld / /

It’s easy to think of blue as a naturally pervasive color. It’s all around us in clear skies and bodies of water. Yet elsewhere blue appears infrequently, coloring only a handful of minerals and less than 10 percent of flowering plants.

AramcoWorld - February 2021

AramcoWorld - February 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.

A Desert Trek to Thaj

A Desert Trek to Thaj

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Quriyan M. Al Hajri’s knowledge of the desert is legendary. So, when the retired Aramco well sites supervisor invited me to join him for a five-day, 120-kilometer desert trek from his home near Ain Dar up to his birthplace near the historic village of Thaj, I was intrigued.

Aramco Celebrates 64 Years on the Air

Aramco Celebrates 64 Years on the Air

BY The Arabian Sun / /

If you turn on the radio anywhere in the Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia, you’ll probably stumble upon the latest Billboard hits on Studio 1 FM, or an intriguing new beat on the World Music Show on Studio 2 FM.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - February 17, 2021

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - February 17, 2021

BY AramcoWorld / /

In a small shop in Casablanca in 2013, Jannis Stürtz dropped a needle on a vintage vinyl recording of Fadoul, one of Morocco’s most-popular musicians of the 1970s. What he heard next was “a mighty voice and a raw sound” that Stürtz, a Berlin-based DJ and music producer, found “enormously inspiring.”

Coming Up for Air in Yanbu' - Pearl of the Red Sea

Coming Up for Air in Yanbu' - Pearl of the Red Sea

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Yanbu’ is a pleasant coastal city, which is growing as a tourist destination. Many take advantage of its warm climate, enjoying diving and snorkelling in the Red Sea. The rich seabed and white sandy beaches attract people from all over the country.

Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology – Winter 2020

Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology – Winter 2020

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology is published quarterly by the Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, to provide the company’s scientific and engineering communities a forum for the exchange of ideas through the presentation of technical information aimed at advancing knowledge in the hydrocarbon industry.

Aramco Americas Brings Game Changing High-tech Library to Houston

Aramco Americas Brings Game Changing High-tech Library to Houston

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco Americas’ collaboration with the City of Houston made possible the first new construction of a high-tech library concept, called TECHLink, in the city’s north side neighborhood of Trinity Gardens. Officially named “TECHLink Dixon,” and powered by Aramco...

New ‘Udhailiyah Mall a Shopper’s Delight

New ‘Udhailiyah Mall a Shopper’s Delight

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The remote Aramco community of ‘Udhailiyah is celebrating the expansion of its shopping center. The Hajar Mall was refurbished over three months to make it a hub for shopping, leisure, and socializing, according to Mohammed M. Al Khamsan, administrator for ’Udhailiyah’s Community Services.

World-class Aramco Researcher Wins Top International Engineering Award

World-class Aramco Researcher Wins Top International Engineering Award

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Amer A. Amer, chief technologist in the Transport Technologies R&D Division of the Research and Development Center (R&DC), has been recognized as a global leader in engine and fuel research and innovation by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

Aramco LIFE: A New Way To Connect

Aramco LIFE: A New Way To Connect

BY Rawan Nasser / /

We take great pride in our publications. After all, they are the living memory of Saudi Aramco’s achievements and milestones, its community’s thriving culture, and the region’s most historic moments.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - February 03, 2021

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - February 03, 2021

BY AramcoWorld / /

The series Spice Migrations opens in Sri Lanka with one of the world’s favorite spices, which once grew exclusively on that island. Traders priced cinnamon like gold, and those who could get it used it for health as much as for flavor. A storm, and a Portuguese fleet, changed everything.

Aramco Houston Half Marathon Goes Virtual for First Time

Aramco Houston Half Marathon Goes Virtual for First Time

BY The Arabian Sun / /

This year’s Aramco Houston Half Marathon was held virtually Jan. 8-17, with runners completing 13.1 miles in their neighborhoods as races observe physical distancing during the pandemic to keep people safe.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah – Fall 2020

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah – Fall 2020

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah is a twice-yearly magazine distributed to retired employees and adult children of the Saudi Aramco Enterprise.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - January 20, 2021

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - January 20, 2021

BY AramcoWorld / /

Built in 1884 to represent Mexico at the World Cotton and Industry Centennial Exhibition held in New Orleans, US, the Kiosk of Santa Maria la Ribera was called at the time “The Mexican Alhambra.” Now standing in a park in Mexico City, it inspired the construction of more than a dozen smaller neo-Arabic kioscos throughout Mexico.