AramcoWorld Reading Selections - October 14, 2020

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - October 14, 2020

BY AramcoWorld / /

Amid the four dozen tile and ceramic murals representing the provinces of Spain in Seville’s Plaza de España, these painted tiles from Ciudad Real show Don Quixote, in armor as the noble knight he fancied himself to be, preparing to battle windmills together with his squire Sancho Panza.

A Recognition for the Aramco Family: Nasser Named Energy Executive of the Year 2020

A Recognition for the Aramco Family: Nasser Named Energy Executive of the Year 2020

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Saudi Aramco president and CEO Amin Nasser has been named Energy Intelligence’s Energy Executive of the Year for 2020 by a selection committee of global energy industry executives. He received the peer-selected award and delivered a speech at the inaugural Energy Intelligence Forum 2020, which is being held virtually Oct. 13-15.

Chris’ Story: Memories from Holidays in Dhahran

Chris’ Story: Memories from Holidays in Dhahran

BY Christopher Holder and Anushka Bose / /

The beautiful thing about holidays is that it means something inimitably different to us all. While we all coalesce and come together during holidays, certain traditions and sentiments are unique to each person or family’s story.

Circular Economy Reusing Resoures for Longer: Extracting Untapped Value

Circular Economy Reusing Resoures for Longer: Extracting Untapped Value

BY The Arabian Sun / /

With only 9% of the world’s economy being circular, this leaves a massive business and environmental opportunity to reuse or recycle 91% of the global economy’s resources. Most of today’s global economy operates in a linear way, where raw materials — instead of being reused, refurbished, or recycled — end up discarded as waste.

Eleven Years Post Retirement and Still Standing

Eleven Years Post Retirement and Still Standing

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Retirement, as defined by the Cambridge Dictionary, is the act of leaving your job and stopping working, usually because you are old. It's a rather frank definition and may ruffle a few feathers among Aramco annuitants who find they don't think of themselves as old at all.

A Cup of Coffee for the Kingdom

A Cup of Coffee for the Kingdom

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco is rarely the first word that pops into people’s minds when it comes to coffee, but in the Kingdom’s west, the company has been helping coffee farmers improve the quality of their products and increasing the region’s share.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - September 30, 2020

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - September 30, 2020

BY AramcoWorld / /

I have never had real biryani. I have been told this by a Pakistani cab driver, an Afghani baker, an Indian writer, an Emirati student and other self-proclaimed authorities on the relationship of rice, meat, vegetables and spices. I concede that in one sense they are right.

Pat and Al Denyer Celebrate Their 60th Wedding Anniversary

Pat and Al Denyer Celebrate Their 60th Wedding Anniversary

BY Al & Pat Denyer / /

On September 23rd, 2020, Pat and Al Denyer celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Thanks to Covid-19 they spent an uneventful day together enjoying telephone calls from their three children who live in Maryland, California, and The Hague in the Netherlands.

Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather

BY Aramco ExPats / /

If you've ever peered out from your window or stepped out of your back door for the sole purpose of gaining a better view of a bird, you may have a touch of birder in you. On more than one occasion, Gregory Askew found himself doing just that.

Message from the CEO: Looking Back on a Year of Resilience, Endurance, and Reliability

Message from the CEO: Looking Back on a Year of Resilience, Endurance, and Reliability

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Last year, we marked Saudi Arabia’s National Day less than two weeks after the unprecedented attacks on Aramco’s facilities at Abqaiq and Khurais. It was a defining time in our history as we collectively rose to the challenge, demonstrating our determination as well as our resilience to the world.

Future Projects in the Kingdom Step Toward Vision 2030

Future Projects in the Kingdom Step Toward Vision 2030

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Across the Kingdom, various future projects are expanding rapidly toward a bright and prosperous tomorrow. Far from the dry language of numbers, once completed, these projects will be life changing throughout the Kingdom. Some may even shift the map of economy for the entire region.

My Eureka Moment – at the Saudi Post Office

My Eureka Moment – at the Saudi Post Office

BY Brid Beeler / /

When we go to a post office, it is usually to mail a letter, buy stamps or maybe pick up a package that has arrived. Few of us give it further thought. Particularly nowadays, when we can easily communicate with our families and friends...

Aramco Scientist Receives Prestigious Global Recognition for Anti-corrosion Work

Aramco Scientist Receives Prestigious Global Recognition for Anti-corrosion Work

BY The Arabian Sun / /

An Aramco research consultant’s work on efforts to mitigate the impacts of black powder in pipelines is receiving global recognition. Black powder is a menace in gas transmission pipelines, which impacts pipeline operations and customers alike by reducing flow and lowers compressor efficiency, and results in increased operating and capital expenditures.

‘Udhailiyah Looks to Care for its True Locals: Dhubs

‘Udhailiyah Looks to Care for its True Locals: Dhubs

BY The Arabian Sun / /

In the early 1970s, hundreds of thousands of gentle desert dhubs of ‘Udhailiyah were blissfully unaware that their stretch of untouched desert was actively being developed into a residential community for Aramco employees and their families.