Performing Umrah: A Family Trip to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Performing Umrah: A Family Trip to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

In September 2018, I planned to perform Umrah along with my wife, Zohra Iqbal, and my eldest daughter and her husband. As Zohra has been ill for some time but is now feeling better we thought it a good time to perform Umrah.

Saudi Aramco: Recharged Website Offering a Captivating Welcome

Saudi Aramco: Recharged Website Offering a Captivating Welcome

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Dhahran — Launched last week, Saudi Aramco’s refreshed website is a tantalizing discovery of modern stories about one of the world’s largest integrated oil and gas companies, enticing viewers to know more by custom displaying content based on browsing choices.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - October 31, 2018

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - October 31, 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

This dish reflects the multicultural environment of my upbringing; it combines local ingredients and my Chinese heritage wok cooking. I learned most of my basic culinary skills in my mother’s kitchen. She taught me everything—from raising livestock and preparing animals for slaughter, through the chopping block and ending at the dinner table.

Saudi Aramco Reinforces its Backing for Women Empowerment at Leadership Excellence for Women Awards and Symposium

Saudi Aramco Reinforces its Backing for Women Empowerment at Leadership Excellence for Women Awards and Symposium

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco, chaired the “Leadership Excellence for Women Awards and Symposium” (LEWAS), a leading industry event held at the Bahrain International Convention & Exhibition Center from October 23-25, promoting efforts to increase professional opportunities for women engagement and leadership in the Downstream sector of the energy industry.

The Camel: A Mighty Force in History

The Camel: A Mighty Force in History

BY Aramco ExPats / /

“Do they not look at the camels, how they are made?” [Al-Qur’an 88:17] The horse, the cow, and the camel are the three most important animals in the history of the world. Without any one of them, the story of humankind would have to be rewritten. Without the camel, the story of Islam...

SAES - 75th Anniversary

SAES - 75th Anniversary

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Saudi Aramco Expatriate Schools received more than six-hundred responses to a survey sent to alumni earlier this year. Inspired by the feedback and nostalgic stories we have decided to reach out to you again!

Al Subaie Retires Following Distinguished Career with Saudi Aramco

Al Subaie Retires Following Distinguished Career with Saudi Aramco

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Mohammed O. Al Subaie’s distinguished 25-year career with Saudi Aramco was celebrated earlier this month when executive senior management — past and present — as well as colleagues, friends, and family, gathered to recognize him for his contributions to the company and wish him well in his retirement.

Saudi Aramco SpiceRack Technology Wins at World Oil Awards

Saudi Aramco SpiceRack Technology Wins at World Oil Awards

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco won the Best Exploration Technology Award at the recently held 2018 World Oil Awards, honoring groundbreaking strides in the oil and gas industry. The technology is SpiceRack, an innovative robotized solution for seabed seismic acquisition.

Saudi Aramco Chairs Gulf Downstream Association Conference Promoting Strategic Investment, Innovation and Technology

Saudi Aramco Chairs Gulf Downstream Association Conference Promoting Strategic Investment, Innovation and Technology

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco, a founding member of the Gulf Downstream Association (GDA), is chairing the GDA 2018 International Downstream Conference & Exhibition held at the Bahrain International Convention & Exhibition Center from October 23-25 under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister of Kingdom of Bahrain.

Driving Riyadh - The Beast

Driving Riyadh - The Beast

BY Tim Barger / /

There were a lot of pick-up trucks available, though the Japanese models were too compact for me, and I wanted a back seat. The vehicles most closely to what we now call a SUV were the Chevy Blazer and the Toyota Land Cruiser, but they were new and pricey.

Petra: A Wonder to Behold

Petra: A Wonder to Behold

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Over the years, legions of ExPats living in the Kingdom and working for Aramco have taken advantage of their close proximity to the famous historical sites of the Middle East to explore their wonders in person. AramcoExPats publisher Vicci Turner was one of them. During her 25 years in Saudi...

Annuitants Applauded for Service at ‘Heart-of-Texas’ Reunion

Annuitants Applauded for Service at ‘Heart-of-Texas’ Reunion

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Austin — A Saudi Aramco Annuitants Reunion with a “heart-of-Texas” flavor recently unrolled near Austin, Texas. The reunion featured unique activities such as trapshooting and longhorn steer riding, plus a trio of banquets — including a gala hosted by Aramco Services Company (ASC) as a “thank you” for the participants’ combined centuries of work at the enterprise — as well as another event dubbed the Chuck Wagon Buffet.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - October 17, 2018

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - October 17, 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Weighing 3.6 metric tons and measuring nearly three meters from chest to crown, the 3,200-year-old red-granite bust of Pharaoh Ramses ii fairly lords over the British Museum’s Egyptian sculpture gallery. Napoleon’s troops had tried, yet failed to so much as to budge the toppled, fragmented figure from its sandy resting spot in the Ramesseum, the pharaoh’s vast mortuary temple in Thebes, on the west bank of the Nile near present-day Luxor.

Yanbu’ South Terminal Boosts Export Capacity

Yanbu’ South Terminal Boosts Export Capacity

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The commissioning of Yanbu South Terminal (YST) marked the addition of 3 million barrels per day to the West Coast export capacity when the first VLCC was loaded on October 12, 2018. Yanbu South Terminal, which is located south of Yanbu City on the West Coast of Saudi Arabia, consists of a tank farm and offshore facilities to receive, store and load Arab Light (AL) and Arab Super Light (ASL) crude oil.

Driving Riyadh

Driving Riyadh

BY Tim Barger / /

In the mid-1970s if there had been an institution of higher learning such as Harvard, Oxford or the Sorbonne that hosted an advanced degree in Automotive Survival there is little doubt that doctorates would have required not only a learned thesis, but also a 90-day residency in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – a hands-on tutorial in a turbulent driving environment that was part pinball machine, part bumper cars, and always a game of cat and mouse.