Unconventionals Conference Highlights Fast Pace of Technology Gains

Unconventionals Conference Highlights Fast Pace of Technology Gains

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

For a fifth straight year, Aramco participated in North America’s Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) with an eye toward learning and sharing its proficiency in optimizing production from unconventional resources — namely shale and tight gas.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - August 09, 2017

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - August 09, 2017

BY AramcoWorld / /

On display in the Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum in the coastal town of South Shields, at the mouth of the River Tyne, some 300 kilometers north of Manchester, England, is a tombstone relief showing a seated, robed woman, her face worn or chiseled away.

Arabian Return Chapter XXIII: Settling into a Holding Pattern

Arabian Return Chapter XXIII: Settling into a Holding Pattern

BY Colleen Wilson / /

Saturday, October 16th, 1976, Oran flew back to 'Udhailiyah for the start of another work week. Our lives were just settling back into a normal routine, and we were taking things one day at a time. Things came up at work every now and then that could have had an effect on what we did about staying, but so far Oran just remained calm, and didn't give an answer or reaction until he had thought about it for awhile.

MoU Signed with KBR to Strengthen Company’s in-Kingdom Procurement of Services

MoU Signed with KBR to Strengthen Company’s in-Kingdom Procurement of Services

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco’s commitment to develop a competitive and reliable local supply chain through its In-Kingdom Total Value Add (IKTVA) program was given a significant boost with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with one of its key supply chain partners, Kellogg Brown & Root Limited (KBR).

Dhahran, Still in Our Hearts: Memories of the Kingdom

Dhahran, Still in Our Hearts: Memories of the Kingdom

BY Aramco ExPats / /

When we informed Syed Azam Sher we were going to feature him in one of our profiles, he reacted with strong emotion, amazed that he would be remembered and recognized for his years spent in the Kingdom. Dr. Sher’s profile differs from our typical profile in that he lived outside the camps in Arabia...

More Tales of Metal Haberdashery

More Tales of Metal Haberdashery

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Last month we featured an article about exquisitely-crafted hard hats certain fortunate Aramcons were able to purchase back in the ‘70s by an artisan from Iran. Since then a number of readers have written to us with similar stories. We found them fascinating and would like to share them with you.

Creating and Sustaining an Innovation Culture

Creating and Sustaining an Innovation Culture

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

What do you get when you put an inventor, industrial design specialist, patent attorney, commercialization and licensing specialist, and entrepreneurial specialist together in one room for three days? The answer is the ultimate mentorship accelerator for taking great ideas to market.

Arabian Return Chapter XXII: New Lease on Life

Arabian Return Chapter XXII: New Lease on Life

BY Colleen Wilson / /

Oran was able to take his resignation retraction letter by his boss’s office before he caught the morning plane back to 'Udhailiyah on Wednesday, September 22nd, 1976. With a new lease on life, I had a spring to my step as I went to the Post Office to mail Vicky's birthday card...

Reducing Power Consumption with a World’s First in Automation Technology

Reducing Power Consumption with a World’s First in Automation Technology

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Southern Area Oil Operations has successfully completed the world’s first pilot project to implement Advanced Process Control (APC) technology in the Khurais oil field to reduce power consumption by efficiently managing electrical submersible pumps (ESPs) that are located inside the well. This cutting-edge technology positions Saudi Aramco as a leader of automation technology in conventional oil fields.

JHAH Wellbeing Magazine - July 2017

JHAH Wellbeing Magazine - July 2017

BY Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare / /

Welcome to the Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare Wellbeing Magazine, where the latest health and wellness news, and current and upcoming events, is available at the click of a button.

Saudi Aramco and Partners Shatter Supercomputing Record

Saudi Aramco and Partners Shatter Supercomputing Record

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and ANSYS (a global leader in engineering simulation) have set a new supercomputing milestone by scaling ANSYS® Fluent® to nearly 200,000 processor cores — enabling organizations to make critical and cost-effective decisions faster and increase the overall efficiency of oil and gas production facilities.

Beginning Anew: One Man’s Journey

Beginning Anew: One Man’s Journey

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The story we share with you this week is told by an Aramco brat, Erik Hebert, whose parents Cindy and Byron many of our readers know. Cindy taught first and second grade in the Kingdom while Byron worked in materials supply and project management for Dhahran Hospital Development.

Not the May Ball II - Dhahran Rugby Reunion

Not the May Ball II - Dhahran Rugby Reunion

BY Karen Jennings / /

A group of 60 former Dhahran Rugby Union Football Club (DRUFC) players and other ex-Aramcons attended a reunion weekend in Chester, England, in July 2017. The event, known as “Not the May Ball II”, was based on the original Rugby Club May Ball, which was one of the highlights of the Dhahran social calendar.

Arabian Return Chapter XXI: The Pendulum Swings

Arabian Return Chapter XXI: The Pendulum Swings

BY Colleen Wilson / /

The day before had been invigorating and uplifting, so we went to our breakfast in the Dining Hall with the other regulars in a much better mood, but the rest of the day was just routine. Back at the apartment, we discussed the pros and cons of Oran's resignation and different possibilities.

Facts & Figures 2016

Facts & Figures 2016

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The Facts & Figures booklet is a statistical compendium of our 2016 Annual Review and includes oil and gas reserves and production figures for year-end 2016 as well as other valuable figures, and a brief summary of key developments.

FUELCOM Scientists Scoop Top Award

FUELCOM Scientists Scoop Top Award

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Scientists from Saudi Aramco’s Fuel Technology Program (FUELCOM) recently won the prestigious 2017 Harry L. Horning Memorial Award, a sign that the company’s Research and Development Center (R&DC) is well on its way toward changing the way automakers design future car engines and the fuels they use.

Young Employees Take Center Stage in Master Gas System Expansion

Young Employees Take Center Stage in Master Gas System Expansion

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

In the heart of the desert, and close to Pump Station 3, which is only 100 kilometers from Riyadh, there is a story worth telling — a story whose heroes are young Saudis working at Saudi Aramco facilities who are involved with the important achievement of building the first two booster compressor stations in the Kingdom.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - July 26, 2017

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - July 26, 2017

BY AramcoWorld / /

"It’s important that each message speaks to the local community but also has a universal significance,” says eL Seed, who last year on a facade of the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston, Texas, translated into Arabic and rendered into calligraffiti a quote from city founder Sam Houston: “Knowledge is the food of genius, and my son, let no opportunity escape you to treasure up knowledge."