Coming straight out of university from California at age 22, my move to Saudi Arabia and life in a typical Abqaiq contractors camp was initially a challenge. Located across the road from the well-appointed Aramco community...
Women’s sports in Saudi Arabia was very limited when the Eastern Flames soccer team was first founded in 2006. But that didn’t stop Kaye Smith — the founder of the club — from following her passion in forming the Eastern Flames team.
As soon as old Man Wallace returned in the latter part of 1949, I got a new assignment working with the Petroleum Engineers. My job was to check out wellhead pressures on all the wells in the Dammam Field, which was about 40 at that time.
The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (“Aramco” or “the Company”) today announced its results for the second quarter and first half of 2020, highlighting the Company’s financial and operational resilience, and commitment to shareholders despite challenging market conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stories often have the power of bringing dormant feelings and faded memories back to life. The words ricochet off of some figment of our experience and take us back to a very special place, where nostalgia wakes up and finds itself in a portable home.
Through hard work and perseverance, Aramco retiree Dr. Azzam Eltarahony, badge number 139844, recently celebrated the grand opening of Alnahar General Hospital in Alexandria, Egypt. As the photographs show, this is a top-rate facility.
The first purpose-built eco mosque in Europe, the Central Mosque in Cambridge, England, opened last year. With space for 1,000 worshipers, its rooftop photo-voltaic (pv) panels generate enough power to meet a third of the mosque’s energy requirements.
In 1932, a 37-year-old engineer employed by the Standard Oil Company of California (Socal) made a habit of climbing the highest point on the island of Bahrain, about 20 miles across the Persian Gulf from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
When we left Mada’in Saleh, our next destination was Jeddah. That is a long road to Jeddah and having since traveled all the roads of the Kingdom, it is still the one road I do not enjoy traveling. I avoid it with a passion...
Passion. Imagination. Creativity. Sustainability. These attributes were on full display by the three winners of the 2019-2020 best yard competition in Dhahran, as they were recognized for their efforts to enhance aesthetics in the community and apply environmental friendly methods to maintain their yards.
I would like to extend my best wishes to you and to your families for a peaceful ‘Id al-Adha and some well-deserved time for rest and relaxation. I recognize that a number of our colleagues are away from their families this ‘Id, but we are united in our appreciation for their sacrifices.
As he leaves Aramco after almost 40 years of service, Abdulhakim A. Al-Gouhi was praised for his dedication, expertise, and leadership at a special ceremony for the former vice president of Industrial Services.
Visitors to Al Fayfa Mountains struggle to decide what is more hair-raising — going up its daunting mountain slopes, or coming down. Locals grow up navigating the challenging corners of its steep contours, and claim they know when someone new has moved into their soaring neighborhood.
On July 24, 2004 Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan (VP-Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association-SAEEA) by the grace of Allah (S.W.A.T.) was blessed with a grandson. Throughout the years Habib has matured into one fine and competent lad.
The Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology is published quarterly by the Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, to provide the company’s scientific and engineering communities a forum for the exchange of ideas through the presentation of technical information aimed at advancing knowledge in the hydrocarbon industry.
Aramco annuitant and current resident of Japan Eiichi Nakamura was recently featured in these pages. The highlight of that article was his account of a traditional tea ceremony performed at his home in Yokohama for top executives from Saudi Aramco and their key customers in Japan.
Aramco has always been ahead of the industry in exploring new technologies. Moreover, as the research arm of the upstream business, our EXPEC Advanced Research Center (ARC) is at the frontier of the research and development of Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0) technology.
Fahad E. Al-Helal, who led Aramco Project Management since 2012, was recognized in a special ceremony last week. Hosted by Ahmad A. Al Sa’adi, senior vice president of Technical Services, the unique ceremony (complete with face masks and physical distancing) was attended by Amin Nasser, president and CEO, and other members of management.
Searching for strains of avian flu with potential to make a jump to humans, a Human Link research team visits a bird market in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah is a twice-yearly magazine distributed to retired employees and adult children of the Saudi Aramco Enterprise.