Saudi Arabia has charted a new course of economic diversification away from an overdependence on oil and gas in its Vision 2030 road map. Industrial enablers will be key to Saudi Arabia’s success in this endeavor and in heavy industrial terms, they don’t come much bigger than the maritime industry.
On January 28, 2018, the Association of Former Saudi Aramco Employees of Lahore, Pakistan gathered for their 127th party at one of the finest hotels in Lahore - Tabbaq. As this was their 4th party of the year, family including children were invited to attend.
In the Sarychat Ertash State Nature Reserve in the Tien Shan mountains, near Kyrgyzstan’s border with China, a male snow leopard (ak ilbirs, or “white panther,” in Kyrgyz), peers over a snowdrift. A moment later, he was darted with a tranquilizer, documented, fitted with a tracking collar and released unharmed.
The secretary “pool” was in a building in Dhahran. One day a tall, handsome man came in and said that I was to be moved to his office in Abqaiq, forty miles into the desert where a community of many families and homes was built around a water separation center. I later discovered that this man was Jack Symons, Superintendent of the Exploration Engineers Department.
Saudi Aramco has completed a 1.7-kilometer long Baish Corniche linear Public Park north of Jazan Primary and Downstream Industries City along the Red Sea Coast, offering relief and health benefits for the local community.
Austin Hafla 2018 may be less than 8 months away, but it feels as though it's just around the corner. We hope you will join us for a great time at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa this September.
Saudi Aramco Expatriate Schools is conducting an alumni survey. If you are an alumnus, your participation would be appreciated. If you are not an alumnus but know someone who is, it would be helpful if you passed this survey along.
Since our last visit, phase-2 work has been initiated and ground testing and water breaking activities are in progress. SAPT is also equipped with 2 engineering workshops; one for STS cranes, while the other is for other machinery.
Saudi Aramco’s gasoline compression ignition (GCI) were one of the special feature at the Detroit auto show last month, showing how internal combustion engines have harnessed unparalleled energy density of hydrocarbons, transforming the world and powering economies to new heights.
It was the desire to earn and save enough money to buy a car that convinced me I should answer an ad in the Phoenix Arizona Gazette for secretaries wanted in Saudi Arabia with The Arabian American Oil Company (ARAMCO).
‘Roads of Arabia: Archeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia’ exhibition, a joint initiative of Saudi Aramco’s King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture and the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), co-sponsored by Sumitomo Chemical and Showa Shell was inaugurated today at the Tokyo National Museum in the Japanese Capital, Tokyo, the third leg in the exhibition’s Asia tour, which included Beijing and Seoul.
Aramco annuitant Jimmy Churchill previously shared with us memorable experiences he had while living in Safaniya in the ’70s. Located off the Arabian Gulf coast north of Dhahran, Safaniya is famous as home to the largest offshore oil field in the world.
Financial success requires that you think about more than just selecting and monitoring investments and their returns. Rather, it’s about accomplishing your goals.
At the causeway heading back to Dhahran, a Bahraini officer asked: “Would you give this man a ride to Saudi?” I welcomed the man into my car, politely asserting: “Please, buckle up.” Surprisingly, the man replied, “Are you from Aramco?” I had nothing on me or in the car to give me away, so I asked him how he knew. “It’s obvious,” he replied. “Aramcons always buckle up!”
“Okay, guys,” Moharrak recalls him saying. “As you may have heard, a climber has lost his life. They are evacuating his body. I want you to know this because I want you to know what you are dealing with. I want you to understand where you are, the type of place you are, and the consequences.”
Described as one of the most competitive half-marathons ever run on American soil, the deep field of elite men and women runners competing in Houston always places the long-distance running community on high alert for new American or world records.
Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees who migrated from Saudi Arabia to North America or Canada do visit their families in Pakistan or India on a regular basis. Most of their close relatives are all in their home countries.
Take a look back at Aramco ExPats' top hits and highlights of 2017 where we share the community's favorite photos, stories, celebrations, and accomplishments. Thanks to all our readers, contributors, and sponsors for another great year!
Shaikh Amin, retired chief photographer of Aramco, recently went on his yearly tour of the USA to attend the annual Photographic Society of America conference and spend time with his family and friends. In this photo, Shaikh sits with his Aramco friend Bert Seal along with Bert's daughter Lynda and Lynda's husband Stephen.
So our impending departure was the reason I felt like I had to turn down Art Spitzer's offer of a full-time job when I returned to work. Kay Hays, in Work Orders, was leaving and he needed to fill that position. I felt like I should be honest with him, so he could find someone who would be a permanent replacement.