Hafla 2022 Fun-Filled Cruise - Join Us!

Hafla 2022 Fun-Filled Cruise - Join Us!

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Dear Aramcons and Brats Around the World, the last couple of years have been tough for all of us. Hafla 2020 had to be canceled after much hard work had been completed by John, Doreen, and their crew. I know we were all looking forward to visiting Colorado and seeing one another.

Saudi Arabia's First October Big Day of Birding

Saudi Arabia's First October Big Day of Birding

BY Aramco ExPats / /

In celebration of Global Bird Weekend and World Migratory Bird Day, on Saturday, October 9th, birdwatchers in Saudi Arabia took part in this year’s October Big Day. During the event, the global birding community tried to record the highest number of bird species possible in a single day.

Waleed Al Mulhim Appointed Executive Director of Petroleum Engineering & Development

Waleed Al Mulhim Appointed Executive Director of Petroleum Engineering & Development

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Waleed A. Al Mulhim has been appointed Executive Director of Petroleum Engineering & Development. His previous position was Chief Petroleum Engineer (appointed August 2018) where he oversaw reservoir management, reservoir simulation and description, reserves and reservoir planning, in addition to production and facility development.

Ali A. Al Meshari Appointed as Chief Petroleum Engineer

Ali A. Al Meshari Appointed as Chief Petroleum Engineer

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Ali A. Al Meshari has been appointed the Chief Petroleum Engineer of Aramco, where he oversees reservoir management, reservoir simulation and description, reserves and reservoir planning, in addition to production and facility development. Previously, he has served as acting general manager of Public Affairs where he oversaw a diverse portfolio of global corporate communications and citizenship programs...

Abdullah O. Al-Baiz Honored in Dhahran As He Retires

Abdullah O. Al-Baiz Honored in Dhahran As He Retires

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Abdullah O. Al-Baiz has praised Aramco and its management — past and present — for a commitment to developing the workforce at his retirement ceremony in the company’s Dhahran headquarters. Hosted by senior vice president of Technical Services, Ahmad A. Al Sa’adi, and attended by members of corporate and senior management, Al-Baiz spoke of a bright future for the company and the Kingdom.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - October 14, 2021

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - October 14, 2021

BY AramcoWorld / /

The dish is famous in kitchens across the Middle East. My mother taught it to me, and tonight I am preparing it for my family. Taze Fasulye—fresh bean casserole—has proven to be a rich, nourishing comfort food amid duress over the past year. But in my kitchen, the butter and lamb my mother used have been replaced by my olive oil and chickpeas.

Syria’s Treasures, Part 2 – Palmyra

Syria’s Treasures, Part 2 – Palmyra

BY Mark Lowey / /

In this photo essay, Mark Lowey recounts his travels to Syria with his wife and another Aramco couple in April 2011, which inadvertently coincided with the beginnings of the civil uprising in Syria. In Part 1, the party of four enjoyed an exciting, if somewhat stressful, four days in Syria’s capital, Damascus.

Save the Date for the 2022 Aramco Hafla Cruise

Save the Date for the 2022 Aramco Hafla Cruise

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Save the date! The 2022 Aramco Hafla Reunion Cruise will be held October 31 - Nov 5, 2022, departing from Miami, FL. Ports of call are Grand Cayman and Cozumel, Mexico. More information to come.

CEO Passes the Torch of Energy Executive of the Year

CEO Passes the Torch of Energy Executive of the Year

BY The Arabian Sun / /

October 4, 2021 marked the passing of the torch of the Energy Intelligence Energy Executive of the Year Award from Aramco CEO Amin Nasser to ADNOC CEO HE Dr. Sultan Al-Jaber. Congratulating Al Jaber, Nasser said that great leaders do not set out to be CEOs, rather, they set out to make a difference.

Decorate to Celebrate

Decorate to Celebrate

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The 23rd of September marks the 91st anniversary of the unification of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; a cherished country that continues to grow deep in our hearts. In celebration of this great nation, Saudi Aramco gave Aramco employees the opportunity to express their devotion and admiration through a ‘Decorate Your House for National Day’ competition.

What Does It Mean To Be An Aramcon? A Reflective Essay

What Does It Mean To Be An Aramcon? A Reflective Essay

BY Anushka Bose / /

What does it mean to be an Aramcon? How exactly is our identity both similar and different from all those that are bound by the Aramcon story? These are some questions that I’m thinking about lately.

Aramco Retiree Golf Group Teed It Up at Pine Mountain, Georgia

Aramco Retiree Golf Group Teed It Up at Pine Mountain, Georgia

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The Aramco Retiree Golf Group held their second 2021 event in Pine Mountain, Georgia at Callaway Resort & Gardens September 14-18, 2021. It was a fun filled 5-days of activities including 3 rounds of golf at Callaway Resort Lake View and Mountain View golf courses. The evenings included an “Ice Breaker” Tuesday night at the Cason’s Tap Room onsite...

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - September 29, 2021

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - September 29, 2021

BY AramcoWorld / /

In October 1927 Ibrahim photographed this boatman crossing inundated fields just east of the Giza Pyramid Complex during the annual Nile flood, an event that ended in the 1960s with the completion of the Aswan High Dam.

The Tapline: A Legacy of Triumph

The Tapline: A Legacy of Triumph

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The Trans-Arabian Pipeline—or Tapline—has been officially recognized as Saudi Arabia’s first industrial heritage site. This is the story of how the 70-year-old oil pipeline won its place in history – and in the affections of those who worked on it.

Luncheon with Ali and Amira Al-Baluchi

Luncheon with Ali and Amira Al-Baluchi

BY Aramco ExPats / /

A small group gathered on September 10th at the Grove in west Austin, TX to visit with Ali Baluchi and his lovely wife Amira. In attendance were Ali, Amira, Harlene Morrow, Karen Morrow, David Jessich, Judy Walker, Bill Walker, Chris Owen, and long-time friends of Ali who live in Georgetown, Jay and Donna Casper.

'Daddy Issues: A Memoir' by Aramco Brat Carrie Cantwell

'Daddy Issues: A Memoir' by Aramco Brat Carrie Cantwell

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Carrie Cantwell moved to Dhahran in August, 1979 with her parents, Jack and Judy Cantwell. They lived in north camp, then main camp until 1982 when they moved to Dhahran Hills. Jack Cantwell worked for the Organizational Development Department, and Judy was a mental health counselor for Special Health Services.

Aramco's Abqaiq Facility Added to Prestigious WEF Global Lighthouse Network

Aramco's Abqaiq Facility Added to Prestigious WEF Global Lighthouse Network

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The World Economic Forum has recognized a third Aramco facility, Abqaiq, for its pioneering adoption and integration of cutting-edge technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). The Abqaiq oil processing facility, the largest oil processing plant in the world, joins Aramco’s Uthmaniyah Gas Plant and Khurais oil complex in the Forum’s prestigious Global Lighthouse Network.

Aramco, Air Products, ACWA Power, and Air Products Qudra Sign Asset Acquisition and Project Financing Agreements for $12 Billion ASU/Gasification/Power Joint Venture in Jazan, Saudi Arabia

Aramco, Air Products, ACWA Power, and Air Products Qudra Sign Asset Acquisition and Project Financing Agreements for $12 Billion ASU/Gasification/Power Joint Venture in Jazan, Saudi Arabia

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Aramco, Air Products (NYSE: APD), ACWA Power and Air Products Qudra today announced the signing and finalization of definitive agreements for the asset acquisition and project financing of the $12 billion air separation unit (ASU)/gasification/power joint venture (JV) in Jazan Economic City.

A Family Trip to Keenjhar Lake

A Family Trip to Keenjhar Lake

BY Zoya Imran / /

As the saying goes, "Sudden and unexpected trips are the best ones." And I completely agree. My family and I decided to go to Keenjhar Lake on the 5th of September 2021 with two of my cousins and my Mamu and Mami.