The Seven Wonders of Arabia, Part I: Madâin Sâlih

The Seven Wonders of Arabia, Part I: Madâin Sâlih

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Not long ago, when we mentioned to an annuitant who’d lived in the Kingdom for close to 30 years that AramcoExPats was planning a series of articles on “The Seven Wonders of Arabia,” she asked the inevitable question most Americans seem pre-programmed to ask in such situations...

Mel Knotts Steps Down After 30 Years with Company

Mel Knotts Steps Down After 30 Years with Company

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Melton (Mel) E. Knotts, associate general counsel and assistant secretary to the Saudi Aramco Board of Directors, recently bid farewell to the company after 30 years of service.

Reunion Volunteers Sought

Reunion Volunteers Sought

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The Saudi Aramco KSA Expatriate Reunion will welcome 600 company retirees, brats, and their families back to the Kingdom in early 2019.

Saudi Aramco Hosts National Oilwell Varco (NOV) Board Members in Dhahran

Saudi Aramco Hosts National Oilwell Varco (NOV) Board Members in Dhahran

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco today hosted a visit by the Board of Directors of US-based National Oilwell Varco (NOV), a leading provider of technology, equipment, and services to the global oil and gas industry that supports customers’ full-field drilling, completion, and production needs.

Working to Envision a Nonmetallic Future

Working to Envision a Nonmetallic Future

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Theme of first non-metallic symposium “Endless Possibilities by Chemical Integration”, serving as a platform for industry majors to exchange ideas on future nonmetallic business opportunities and showcase their development work.

Close Call at Jabal Shamaal - Part 2

Close Call at Jabal Shamaal - Part 2

BY Tim Barger / /

In Part One we made camp at the top of Jebel Shamaal and then descended to the mountain’s base to plink bottles and rusty cans in the desert. On the way back up the hill to camp, a classic pellet gun war erupted with the usual disastrous results that your mother always warned you about.

Rick Snedeker Shares His Memories of Arabia

Rick Snedeker Shares His Memories of Arabia

BY Aramco ExPats / /

With his recently-published set of colorful recollections, “3,001 Arabian Days: Growing up in an American oil camp in Saudi Arabia (1953-1962), A Memoir,” Aramco Brat and annuitant Rick Snedeker (Badge Number 199932) joins a distinguished list of Aramcons who have captured...

Upstream Professionals Selected as SPE Lecturers

Upstream Professionals Selected as SPE Lecturers

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The Society for Petroleum Engineers (SPE) has selected three Saudi Aramco Upstream professionals as SPE International distinguished lecturers for the 2019-2020 lecture season.

Aramco World - November 2018

Aramco World - November 2018

BY AramcoWorld / /

Aramco World, 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.

Abqaiq: The Friendly City Gazette - November 2018

Abqaiq: The Friendly City Gazette - November 2018

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.

Abqaiq: The Friendly City Gazette - October 2018

Abqaiq: The Friendly City Gazette - October 2018

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.

Driving Riyadh - King of the Wadi

Driving Riyadh - King of the Wadi

BY Tim Barger / /

Hamud finished his pitch, and I was about to take the jeep for a spin when the call to evening prayer sounded and the din of the arena began to settle. I pulled out a thousand riyals deposit and said I’d return tomorrow with a friend to check out the mechanicals and close the deal

UNESCO Recognizes Wonders of Arabia

UNESCO Recognizes Wonders of Arabia

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Two weeks ago, an Aramco ExPats feature on Petra noted that the ancient capital of the Nabataean Empire has been named one of the “new” Seven Wonders of the World. Other countries in the Middle East, not just Jordan with Petra, are awash with stunning historical attractions...

Performing Umrah: A Family Trip to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Performing Umrah: A Family Trip to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

In September 2018, I planned to perform Umrah along with my wife, Zohra Iqbal, and my eldest daughter and her husband. As Zohra has been ill for some time but is now feeling better we thought it a good time to perform Umrah.

Saudi Aramco: Recharged Website Offering a Captivating Welcome

Saudi Aramco: Recharged Website Offering a Captivating Welcome

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Dhahran — Launched last week, Saudi Aramco’s refreshed website is a tantalizing discovery of modern stories about one of the world’s largest integrated oil and gas companies, enticing viewers to know more by custom displaying content based on browsing choices.