Historic Al Hofuf

Historic Al Hofuf

BY Mark Lowey / /

Even before arriving in Saudi Arabia as a 22-year-old engineer on my first assignment, I was captivated by the ancient oasis town of Hofuf. It is mentioned in the Bible, and I had read that the old market hadn’t changed much for millennia, so it was one of the places I looked forward to visiting in the Middle East.

A Tribute to a Life Well Lived

A Tribute to a Life Well Lived

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Central to the greatness of Saudi Aramco are the talented and dedicated people upon whose shoulders the company has been built. Over the years, tens of thousands of Aramcons—Saudis and ExPats alike—have made manifold contributions to the company’s success.

SAEEA Monthly Progress Meeting - February 13, 2018

SAEEA Monthly Progress Meeting - February 13, 2018

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

The monthly progress meeting of Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA) was held on February 13, 2018 at Kamal Farooqi’s office. This was the first meeting of current year 2018.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - February 21, 2018

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - February 21, 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Among the Marché Central's colors and fresh smells of fruits and vegetables, Hamza Ayari sets up, on an average day, about 10 portraits. He invites some people as they shop near his stand; others have heard about his photography either by word of mouth or through local media, and they seek him out.

Supporting Smart Solutions for Energy Production and Distribution

Supporting Smart Solutions for Energy Production and Distribution

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco participates in Saudi Arabia Smart Grid Conference and Exhibition, signs strategic partnership agreement. Prompted by its commitment and pioneering role in stimulating development in the Kingdom to help achieve Vision 2030, Saudi Aramco sponsored and participated in the recently held conference Saudi Arabia Smart Grid Conference in Jiddah.

Establishing the National Power Academy

Establishing the National Power Academy

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco helps to establish the National Power Academy as a sustainable and nonprofit organization to serve the national power sector, citizens, and various energy companies.

Secretaries Wanted in Saudi Arabia - Part 4

Secretaries Wanted in Saudi Arabia - Part 4

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Three months prior to the end of my "tour of duty," I met a young man from Syracuse, New York, named Charles Felice. This was his second assignment to Arabia and he worked in the Accounting Department. He had a little sports car Singer that he drove around camp.

From Aruba to the Red Sea and Back

From Aruba to the Red Sea and Back

BY Aramco ExPats / /

“Those of us who have survived the Saudi Aramco experience without needing therapy all have fantastic tales to tell.” So, in good humor, wrote Everard (Eddy) Edoo, Badge Number 168957, in a recent email to Aramco ExPats.

Come Join Us at the Hafla

Come Join Us at the Hafla

BY Aramco ExPats / /

See the February 5, 2018 list of registrations at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa. When your Austin Hafla 2018 Registration forms and payment are received, you become an official attendee. See you in September!

Improved Customer Service for Domestic Refined Products

Improved Customer Service for Domestic Refined Products

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Recent enhancements to Saudi Aramco’s Customer Care Center Besides, including a centralized function to process customer requests have made it easier and quicker for domestic customers to gain access to refined products.

Secretaries Wanted in Saudi Arabia - Part 3

Secretaries Wanted in Saudi Arabia - Part 3

BY Betty Clase Felice / /

After working a year with ARAMCO you were entitled to a short leave of absence. Reservations, itinerary and plans were always made in advance for this welcome occasion. It was the fall of 1952 and I had made plans to visit Cairo, Rome, Switzerland, and Istanbul.

Saudi Aramco Participates in the 32nd Janadriyah Festival

Saudi Aramco Participates in the 32nd Janadriyah Festival

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco is participating in the 32nd Janadriyah National Heritage and Culture Festival, organized by the Ministry of National Guard, and inaugurated by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, on Wednesday, 7 February 2018.

Powering the Future at Ras al-Khair

Powering the Future at Ras al-Khair

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Saudi Arabia has charted a new course of economic diversification away from an overdependence on oil and gas in its Vision 2030 road map. Industrial enablers will be key to Saudi Arabia’s success in this endeavor and in heavy industrial terms, they don’t come much bigger than the maritime industry.

Association of Former Saudi Aramco Employees - Lahore, Pakistan

Association of Former Saudi Aramco Employees - Lahore, Pakistan

BY Aramco ExPats / /

On January 28, 2018, the Association of Former Saudi Aramco Employees of Lahore, Pakistan gathered for their 127th party at one of the finest hotels in Lahore - Tabbaq. As this was their 4th party of the year, family including children were invited to attend.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - February 07, 2018

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - February 07, 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

In the Sarychat Ertash State Nature Reserve in the Tien Shan mountains, near Kyrgyzstan’s border with China, a male snow leopard (ak ilbirs, or “white panther,” in Kyrgyz), peers over a snowdrift. A moment later, he was darted with a tranquilizer, documented, fitted with a tracking collar and released unharmed.

Secretaries Wanted in Saudi Arabia - Part 2

Secretaries Wanted in Saudi Arabia - Part 2

BY Betty Clase Felice / /

The secretary “pool” was in a building in Dhahran.  One day a tall, handsome man came in and said that I was to be moved to his office in Abqaiq, forty miles into the desert where a community of many families and homes was built around a water separation center. I later discovered that this man was Jack Symons, Superintendent of the Exploration Engineers Department.

Putting Final Touches on Baish Corniche Project

Putting Final Touches on Baish Corniche Project

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco has completed a 1.7-kilometer long Baish Corniche linear Public Park north of Jazan Primary and Downstream Industries City along the Red Sea Coast, offering relief and health benefits for the local community.

2018 Austin Hafla Sneak Peek

2018 Austin Hafla Sneak Peek

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Austin Hafla 2018 may be less than 8 months away, but it feels as though it's just around the corner. We hope you will join us for a great time at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa this September.