John Ames

John Ames

BY Tim Barger / /

On May 1st 1939 King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud inaugurated the first tanker load of Saudi oil at Ras Tanura, two months later the well being drilled at Dammam #12 exploded into a blazing inferno killing five Americans and Saudis. Burning eight thousand barrels of oil a day, the well was lost but if the blowout continued the whole field was threatened because it might lose reservoir pressure so that the oil would have to be pumped out at great expense.

Making the 'Silicon Valley' of the Middle East

Making the 'Silicon Valley' of the Middle East

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco and its strategic partners, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) and Dhahran Techno Valley Co. (DTVC), this week celebrated the achievements of the 17 research labs at DTV over the past year.

SAEEA 21st Reunion

SAEEA 21st Reunion

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA) celebrated its 21st Reunion on August 31, 2019 at Arena Club, Karachi.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - September 18, 2019

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - September 18, 2019

BY AramcoWorld / /

Can robots cook? Yes, says Michael Farid, MIT grad and cofounder of Boston’s new eatery Spyce. But does it taste good? Yes, says Daniel Boulud, Michelin-star chef and the culinary brains behind the Spyce menu.

Abqaiq: The Friendly City Gazette - September 2019

Abqaiq: The Friendly City Gazette - September 2019

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Abqaiq The Friendly City Gazette is a free monthly publication published by the Southern Area/Central Region Community Services Department for Saudi Aramco employees and dependents in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia.

Incidents at Abqaiq and Khurais

Incidents at Abqaiq and Khurais

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

After visiting the incident locations, Amin H. Nasser, Saudi Aramco President & CEO, said: “We are gratified that there were no injuries. I would like to thank all teams that responded timely to the incidents and brought the situation under control. Work is underway to restore production and a progress update will be provided in around 48 hours.”

AramcoWorld - September 2019

AramcoWorld - September 2019

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.

Welcome Iris Seraphine Shaner

Welcome Iris Seraphine Shaner

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Kim and Dave Shaner are pleased to announce the birth of their sixth grandchild. Her name is Iris Seraphine Shaner. Iris was born on July 27th, 2019 and is the third little girl of Nico and Monica Shaner.

Reducing Desertification with Native Trees

Reducing Desertification with Native Trees

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Reducing sand movement and desertification is a key component to Saudi Aramco’s initiative to plant one million trees, whereas KhPD will plant 15,000 native trees by the end of 2019.

The Seven Natural Wonders of Arabia, Part II: Jabal Abyad

The Seven Natural Wonders of Arabia, Part II: Jabal Abyad

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Last month we launched our new series on the Seven Natural Wonders of Arabia with a visit to Elephant Rock near Madâin Sâlih in the Al-’Ula region of northwestern Arabia. The second stop on our tour takes us south-southeast from there in the general direction of Madinah to Jabal Abyad...

Walking to Ras Tanura

Walking to Ras Tanura

BY Tim Barger / /

In 1964 on yet another misguided adventure, my great friend Ben Michaels, his older brother Roger and I decided it would be a great idea to walk to Ras Tanura. We ate a giant dinner at the Dining Hall and set off with one water bottle. The first 10 miles are a breeze as we march through the desert into the dusk.

Abqaiq: The Friendly City Gazette - July/August 2019

Abqaiq: The Friendly City Gazette - July/August 2019

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Abqaiq The Friendly City Gazette is a free monthly publication published by the Southern Area/Central Region Community Services Department for Saudi Aramco employees and dependents in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia.

TWI, Saudi Aramco and ADNOC open Nonmetallic Innovation Center in the UK

TWI, Saudi Aramco and ADNOC open Nonmetallic Innovation Center in the UK

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco Technologies Company (AramcoTech), and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) on Monday officially opened the Nonmetallic Innovation Center (NIC) — a research center focused on innovation and advancing the use of nonmetallic industrial applications.