According to the 21 May 1958 issue of the Arabian Sun and Flare—published exactly 60 years ago this week!—if you were living in Dhahran at the time and wanted to visit Half Moon Bay 14 or so miles (23 kilometers) to the south by taxi, a one-way ride there would have cost you 12 SAR ...
Dhahran — Last week, HE Khalid A. Al Falih, Chairman of the Saudi Aramco Board of Directors, announced the appointment of five new members to the Board. The new directors are HE Mohammed A. Al-Jadaan, HE Mohammed M. Al-Tuwaijri, Peter L. Cella, Lynn Laverty Elsenhans, and Andrew N. Liveris (the appointment of Liveris is effective July 1, 2018.)
The Razorfish Swim University, founded by Zubair Mohammed Iftekhar, successfully concluded the year 2018 with the Razorfish Swim Meet at Sujatha Public School, Hyderabad. Zubair is the son of Aramco annuitant Dr. Mohammed Ifteqaruddin.
Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah is a twice-yearly magazine distributed to retired employees and adult children of the Saudi Aramco Enterprise.
Saudi Aramco today awarded a contract for a permanent communications system serving its Haradh Increment to Networks & System Integration S.A. Co. Ltd. (NESIC Saudi Arabia) as part of Aramco’s Gas Compression Program in Haradh and Hawiyah.
The Saudi Aramco Fire Protection Department (FrPD) recently collaborated with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) to deliver the First International Fire Operations Conference. Held at a Manama-area hotel under the patronage of Lt. General Sheikh Rashed Bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, Minister of Interior for the Kingdom of Bahrain, the historic forum created a platform for fire operations education on a global platform.
The monthly progress meeting of Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA) was held on May 12, 2018 at Kamal Farooqi’s office.
The next morning, Wednesday, July 26th, 1978, my 50th birthday, Keith Kaul drove me to the Dhahran Airport on the new divided highway that had just opened recently. The sand dunes along the way all looked so undisturbed and pretty. I tried to relish as much of the old, familiar desert look of Arabia as I could as we drove along, with my eyes and my camera.
How often have you heard someone say, “A picture is worth a thousand words?” If that’s true—and we here at AXP believe it so—then the stories told by Aramco annuitant Bert Seal, Badge Number 17347, with his camera while serving as a photographer with the Public Relations Department...
Come join us at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort to celebrate our friendships--those from our Aramco days and the new ones we will make in September. Tell your friends to book their rooms at the Hyatt ASAP and complete their Hafla Registration Forms ASAP as well.
Dr. Zakiya Ayo-Zahra Seymour Inducted into Georgia Tech Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni
At a recent black tie ceremony held in Atlanta, Georgia on April 21st and sponsored by the College of Engineering of Georgia Tech, Dr. Zakiya Ayo-Zahra Seymour was inducted into their prestigious Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni. This celebrated scholar and Aramco Brat began her academic career at Abqaiq Elementary School in 1985.
Many of you may recognize this photo of Jeffrey of Arabia. Jeffrey Jaszczak was just 11 years old when the photo was taken. He lived in Dhahran behind the snack bar and then on Hufuf in Dhahran Hills when the photo was selected for a promotional ad for Aramco in the 80's.
PETRONAS, Saudi Aramco Launch Corporate Identity of Their Refinery and Petrochemical Joint Ventures in Pengerang, Malaysia
Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), the national oil company of Malaysia and Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco); today launched the corporate identity for their joint ventures in the Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) located in Pengerang, Johor, Malaysia, namely Pengerang Refining Company Sdn Bhd (PRefChem Refining) *1 and Pengerang Petrochemical Company Sdn Bhd (PRefChem Petrochemical)*2, collectively known as “PRefChem”.
Saudi Aramco participated today in the Eastern Province Chamber of Commerce symposium on the "4th Industrial Revolution and iktva support." The event highlighted the investment opportunities offered by the advent of the 4th Industrial Revolution and the role of small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
Sutherland, the process transformation company, Saudi Aramco, the national oil company of Saudi Arabia; and Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (IAU), one of the largest higher education institutions in the Gulf region, today announced a partnership in which Sutherland will train local women and create a sustainable all-female professional development model for the region.
When Hormuzd Rassam went to work in January of 1846 as an assistant to Austen Henry Layard, Rassam was 19 years old and eager to help the man who had come from England to dig out a buried palace near Rassam’s home town of Mosul.
Hanging on the wall to the left of the desk in my study is a framed etching, “Chelsea,” by renowned American-born expat artist James A. McNeill Whistler. It dates from 1879 and depicts a long-since-removed wooden bridge stretching across the River Thames at Chelsea in London...
It was a Friday in January 1979, my only day off each week as a contractor to Aramco, and I was ready for an adventure. My American friend, Rob, drove from Al Khobar and arrived around 6 a.m. at the door of my single room in the Abqaiq contractors’ bachelor camp.
Blessed is He who made constellations in the skies and placed therein a lamp and a moon giving light; and it is He who made the night and day to follow each other: For such as have the will to celebrate His praises or to show their gratitude.
Perhaps the most fascinating site in the area is Dumah al-Jandal, an ancient city protected by the Ministry of Antiquities. This town was mentioned in the Old Testament in Genesis 25 and Isaiah 21.