New Upstream and Downstream Operating Model Drives Continued and Future Success

New Upstream and Downstream Operating Model Drives Continued and Future Success

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Empowering Aramco’s greatest asset, its people, sits at the heart of Aramco’s ongoing continuous improvement journey. An update related to the recently introduced changes in Aramco’s operating model was shared at two town hall meetings held by the Upstream and Downstream presidents for directors and above in their respective business lines.

Celebrating My Birthday with Middle Eastern Food in Washington, D.C.

Celebrating My Birthday with Middle Eastern Food in Washington, D.C.

BY Anushka Bose / /

This past Wednesday, September 27th, I turned 27 years old. To celebrate, some friends took me out for dinner, and my desired spot was a beautiful Lebanese restaurant called Villa Yara in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

Remember These Aramco-Issued Wool Blankets?

Remember These Aramco-Issued Wool Blankets?

BY Aramco ExPats / /

I believe these wool blankets were Aramco-issued in the 50s to bachelors and maybe families. At least my father had two of them when we arrived about a year after his employment in the ChemLab in Dhahran in 1955-56, and I recall seeing them in other homes around camp.

Fun in Abqaiq in the Late '70s

Fun in Abqaiq in the Late '70s

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Bobby Riley shared these action shots of Kevin Durham, Kevin Riley and Sean Allen catching air while having fun in Abqaiq in the Late '70s.

Aramco Wins Top Accolade at Prestigious International Film Festival

Aramco Wins Top Accolade at Prestigious International Film Festival

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco has taken home one of the most prestigious accolades at an international film festival, having received the coveted “Company of the Year” Blue Dolphin award. The company’s Media Production Division (MPD) also won awards for three of its productions and received finalist certificates for three other entries at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections -  September 29, 2023

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - September 29, 2023

BY AramcoWorld / /

Qayyim Naoki Yamamoto, above, Japanese ceremonial master and professor of Islamic studies at Marmara University, in Istanbul, Turkey, speaks to a public audience in Tokyo about the links between Japanese traditional culture and Islam, incorporating what he calls an “Islamic tea ceremony,” below right, to highlight points of commonality between the two.

Dignitaries Tour Al Bali Star - 1994

Dignitaries Tour Al Bali Star - 1994

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the Sept. 28th, 1994, edition of The Arabian Sun, page 1, page 2. After eight months in service and 14 cargo shipments to her credit, the supertanker Al Bali Star played host Sept. 25 to a group from Saudi Aramco’s board of directors and dignitaries from the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources.

A Passion for Pashmina

A Passion for Pashmina

BY Brid Beeler / /

To my mind, of all the wonderful textiles to be found in souqs across the Arab world, Cashmere and Pashmina are the most luxurious and wearable. Women wear them as shawls for warmth, men wear them as head coverings or around their shoulders over their jackets.

Special Planning Considerations for Your Foreign Spouse

Special Planning Considerations for Your Foreign Spouse

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

American expats have a unique appreciation for the challenges faced while living abroad. While making a home in a foreign country offers the chance of adventure and opportunity, it comes at the price of additional obstacles and increased complexity in many aspects of their lives. To further complicate matters...

Saudi Crown Prince Launches ‘Soudah Peaks’ Masterplan

Saudi Crown Prince Launches ‘Soudah Peaks’ Masterplan

BY Arab News / /

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has launched the masterplan to develop a new project in the mountainous region of Soudah to present a new face of luxury mountain tourism. The project called “Soudah Peaks” will see a luxury mountain tourism destination set 3,015 meters being created above sea level on Saudi Arabia's highest peak.

Aramco Shows Pride in Supporting STEM at F1® in Schools World Finals

Aramco Shows Pride in Supporting STEM at F1® in Schools World Finals

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco showcased its commitment to STEM and the next generation of engineers and scientists at the Aramco F1® in Schools 2023 World Finals in Singapore, where Germany’s Recoil Racing emerged as the winning team, earning praise for their passion, creativity, and skill.

Aramco Celebrates Saudi National Day in-Kingdom and Around the World

Aramco Celebrates Saudi National Day in-Kingdom and Around the World

BY The Arabian Sun / /

In communities across the Kingdom and around the globe, Aramco families and friends celebrated the 93rd Saudi National Day with a wonderfully diverse array of activities, including parades, light shows, music and dance performances, art shows, theater and film viewings, and a whole lot more.

Independence Day Fun Run Hyderabad, India

Independence Day Fun Run Hyderabad, India

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Independence Day was fast approaching, and anticipation filled the air. My family, determined to make this year's celebration unforgettable, embarked on an adventure that would create lasting memories - participating in the 76th Independence Day Fun Run.

Nihad Mir Abbas Graduated From Renewable Energy Master's Degree Program

Nihad Mir Abbas Graduated From Renewable Energy Master's Degree Program

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Nihad Mir Abbas, the youngest son of Mir Abbas Sagheer and Zakia Khanum of Dhahran (retirement 2015), graduated from the Renewable Energy Master's Degree Program at Cranfield University, Cranfield, UK. He has already accepted a position with an energy company in the UK.

Hundred Men Overhaul Offshore Plant - 1988

Hundred Men Overhaul Offshore Plant - 1988

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the Sept 21st, 1988, edition of The Arabian Sun, P. 1, P. 2. A hundred men working day and night for a month during the hottest time of the year have completed a major overhaul of the Abu Sa’fah GOSP, which stands in the calm waters of the Gulf about 50 km northeast of Ras Tanura.

SAEEA 26th Reunion

SAEEA 26th Reunion

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA) celebrated its 26th Reunion held on September 10, 2023, at Chaupal Restaurant (Chaupal Desi Exotic Buffet) Sea View, Karachi. A total of 93 persons attended the function (50 male, 33 female, and 10 children). The venue was picked after the visit of the SAEEA team.

Iro Smith Featured in Book "Greek Women of the World"

Iro Smith Featured in Book "Greek Women of the World"

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Former Aramcon Iro Smith was chosen and included in the book by Mary Rissaki, Greek Women of the World, which features 151 successful Greek women who thrive outside and inside Greece. As the writer is a Greek Canadian author and independent publisher from the island of Crete..

Remarks by Amin H. Nasser at the 24th World Petroleum Congress

Remarks by Amin H. Nasser at the 24th World Petroleum Congress

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Your Royal Highness, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, good morning. Let me first thank our Canadian hosts for their superb hospitality here in Calgary. I would also like to thank Pedro for his kind words, and congratulate him and his team for bringing our industry back to Canada’s energy capital for the first time in a generation.

Awards, AI, and More in America

Awards, AI, and More in America

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Now in its third year of bringing together the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) for joint annual meetings, IMAGE ‘23 has become a powerful combination, hosting one of the largest gatherings of geoscience professionals in the world.