The “Horoscope of Prince Iskander,” for the grandson of Central Asian ruler Amir Timur (known as Tamerlane), was produced to reflect the alignment of celestial figures upon his birth on April 25, 1384. Like NASA’s modern chart as well as many other depictions of zodiacs through history, it uses a circular planisphere to represent the sky, but it divides it into 12 sections, following the Babylonian astrological zodiac.
Saudi Aramco Awards Three Site Development Contracts for Haradh and Hawiyah Gas Development Projects
Saudi Aramco awarded three site development contracts to Mofarreh Alharbi & Partners as part of the company’s Gas Compression Program in Haradh and Hawiyah.
In retrospect, I’d have to say that Aramco’s school system was superb. The company was fully committed to education even though it was very costly. I admit that I didn’t always pay attention to my teachers, but a few of them made a big difference in my life.
Exploring the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a real opportunity if you wish to travel and have an adventure, even when traveling to well-populated areas.
The magazine industry’s leading international competition has recognized AramcoWorld for the 10th year in a row — this time with a total of seven editorial and design awards.
Nabilah M. Al-Tunisi, Saudi Aramco’s chief engineer, set her focus on the future, sharing news of the company’s direction at the Arab Conference at Harvard 2017. Her keynote address, “Preparing for Tomorrow,” attracted prominent politicians, business professionals, and civic leaders, as well as students from colleges across the region.
Saudi Aramco Panorama, published quarterly by Saudi Aramco, highlights many off-job safety issues. It is written for the entire family and is available in Arabic and English. It is distributed free of charge to all readers with an interest in safety.
We had already made plans to fly to Riyadh on the AEA tour Thursday, February 2nd, 1978, so we caught a bus at the Dining Hall at 5:00 A.M. that morning to the Dhahran Airport local terminal. We flew on a Saudia Air flight to what was the old, original Riyadh Airport.
Saudi Aramco and SABIC have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop a fully integrated crude oil to chemicals (COTC) complex in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which governs the execution of the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) before a final investment decision is made.
Several years ago, I attended a Thanksgiving dinner at a friend’s home on Mercer Island, a suburb of Seattle. On this special night he was hosting two dozen college exchange students from Denmark. It was the first Thanksgiving for most of them, and they were fascinated by the history and traditions associated with this most American of holidays.
This year on August 3, 2017, I made a brief trip to Toronto, Canada, by train from New York after a gap of 7 years to meet my old friends of Aramco who moved to Canada for permanent settlement after retirement. I stayed with the late Rashid Ahmed’s family who retired in 1988 from Saudi Aramco and moved to Brampton, Canada. I enjoyed my stay with the family very much as in the past.
NED69ers 7th Reunion was held in Houston, Texas on November 10 - 12 2017. The event was hosted by the local NED69ers Committee headed by Engr. Jawaid Saeedi and assisted by Engr. Abdul Majid Adam and Engr. Moin Khan and their spouses. The host Committee put forth a tremendous effort to host the event.
Under the patronage of HRH Prince Faysal ibn Bandar ibn Abd’ Al-‘Aziz Al Sa’ud, governor of Riyadh, Saudi Aramco participated in the second International Asbar World Forum.
Saudi Aramco Sponsored and Participated in the 12th ASSE-MEC Professional Development Conference & Exhibition
Saudi Aramco participated as a strategic partner in the 12th Professional Development Conference & Exhibition, organized in coordination with the American Society of Safety Engineers – Middle East Chapter (ASSE - MEC) to discuss a number of subjects in safety, industrial security, and environmental protection from Nov. 19 - 23 under the patronage of HE Lt. Gen Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, Bahrain Minister of Interior, at the Gulf Convention Center in Bahrain.
New Year's Eve had been different, and so was New Year's Day. Since the lack of daytime TV prevents the usual ritual of watching parades and bowl football games for hours on end in Saudi Arabia, it was necessary to find alternate entertainment.
Abqaiq The Friendly City Gazette is a free monthly publication published by the Southern Area/Central Region Community Services Department for Saudi Aramco employees and dependents in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia.
The year 1967 was filled with memorable events. In America, “the hippies out in San Francisco” (to quote Merle Haggard) declared that summer to be “the Summer of Love.” For two readers of this newsletter, the fall of 1967 was, in contrast, their personal “Autumn of Love.”
Aramco Annuitants Dave and Kim Shaner are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Rachel Shaner, to Cliff Folsom on October 07, 2017 in New Orleans, LA. The couple now resides in The Woodlands, Texas.
Shaikh Amin, retired chief photographer of Aramco, is currently on his yearly tour of the USA to attend the annual Photographic Society of America conference and spend time with his family. In this photo, the family of Tariq Minhas joins Shaikh.
With an eye on empowering and engaging young employees, Saudi Aramco’s EXPEC Advanced Research Center (ARC) has launched several development programs over recent years targeting niche groups such as young researchers and women employees with the goal of expanding their skill sets.