Twenty years ago, the Aramco Oil Exhibit opened the Kingdom's first 3-D high-definition video theater.
The Al-Mana Dental Clinic's first "patient" leans back and relaxes while Dr. Kan'an Ali Saib, the clinic's director, makes a dental diagnosis. Looking on are Dr. J.W. Taylor, Aramco medical director; J.R. Jones, Aramco manager of LIDD; the Emir of al-Khobar, His Excellency Sa'ud ibn 'Abd Allah ash-Shuway'ir; Dr. 'Abd al-Qayum Mirza of the Al-Mana Dental Clinic; and J.V. Knight, Aramco vice president of Industrial Relations.
Aramco's long history is marked with a series of firsts. Here's a few pulled from the headlines of The Arabian Sun and Flare over the years.
A crane hoists one of the huge diesel engine-generator sets to be installed by the Dhahran Electric Supply Company to improve its service in Dammam.
Oct. 9, 1957
Diesels to Add Electric Power
Four new diesel engine generator sets will be added to the powerhouse of the Dhahran Electric Supply Company, Dammam, increasing the kilowatt capacity of the power plant from a present maximum of 1,850 KW to a potential capacity of 7,050 KW, R.L. Cundall, Arab Development, announced.
Three of the 65-ton engines were moved to the powerhouse site on Oct. 1. The fourth was moved earlier.
The engines will be placed on permanent foundations, and a steel building, fabricated in Italy, will be erected to house them. Power from the new generators is expected to be on line in the spring in 1958.
The Dhahran Power Company, a private industry owned by Saudi stockholders, has been in business since 1952.
Oct. 11, 1972
New Dental Clinic at Al-Mana
On Sept. 20, the Emir of al-Khobar, His Excellency Sa’ud ibn ‘Abd Allah ash-Shuway’ir, cut the ribbon and officially opened the new al-Mana Dental Clinic — the first multi-chair dental clinic in the Eastern Province to be equipped with its own X-ray room and dental laboratory.
The new clinic, which was established with the technical and financial assistance of Aramco, includes three dental operatories, an X-ray room, a dental laboratory, a business office and a waiting room. It is equipped with the latest design dental equipment from Japan and Germany.
From left, Tom Proctor and Musaad al-Yami, winners of the Aramcorama Pro-Am event in Dhahran, pose with Rolling Hills Country Club president Dick Edwards and tournament director Jeff Elliot, right.
Oct. 14, 1987
Musaad Al-Yami Leads Aramcorama at End of First Weekend’s Play
The 1987 Aramcorama Pro-Am Golf Tournament opened in Abqaiq last Thursday with 36 professionals (10 handicap or less) paired with 36 Abqaiq amateurs. This year’s honoree is Jim Hill of the Ras Tanura Surfside Golf Association.
The Rolling Hills Country Club hosted Friday’s competition with the professionals playing with 36 Dhahran amateurs.
Overall leaders after the first two days of competition were: Musaad al-Yami, 149, first; Mubarak al-Ghamdi, 150, second; and Gordon Rentz, 151, third.
The final 18 holes will be played in Ras Tanura on Oct. 15
The new 3-D high definition video theater opened at the Saudi Aramco Oil Exhibit is the first of its kind in the Kingdom.
Oct. 2, 2002
‘Energy’ in 3-D
The Saudi Aramco Oil Exhibit is now home to the first 3-D high-definition video theater in the Kingdom, unveiled Sept. 29 with a new high-definition 3-D film.
Present to inaugurate the theater and film were Abdallah S. Jum’ah, president and CEO, and members of corporate and executive management.
The theater, which holds 171 people, is capable of handling multiple presentation formats, including conventional VHS videos, DVDs, Beta, and computer or laptop presentations. It features a cinema-quality Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound system, an atmospheric haze system, and 40 intelligent special-effects lights.
HE Shri Dharmendra Pradhan is greeted by Amin Nasser in the Aramco Asia-India office in New Dehli. The opening of the office represents the increased importance of India, not only as a value customer or a major supplier of services and materials, but also as an investment priority.
Oct. 11, 2017
Saudi Aramco Expands Presence in India with Opening of New Aramco Asia-India Office
Saudi Aramco marked another significant milestone in its international portfolio expansion with the opening of Aramco Asia-India’s new office in New Delhi on Sunday.
The office was inaugurated by Saudi Aramco president and CEO Amin Nasser at an event attended by HE Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, India’s Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship; Saudi Ambassador to India HE Dr. Saud Alsati; Indian government officials; heads of India major oil companies; as well as business and industry partners.
“We are here to meet India’s future energy demands by offering a strong relationship involving a secure and reliable supply of energy feedstock to fuel India’s dynamic growth,” said Nasser. “And India has the necessary human capital and expertise that can help us grow from strength to strength.”
— The Arabian Sun: October 11, 2022