Refining Sets Records in 2004

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

he past year was a record-breaker for Saudi Aramco Refining, as workers teamed up to create milestones in production, profits and safety.

The First King of Saudi Arabia

BY Nestor J. Sander / /

On 1 May 1939, after dinner with him in the new mess hall, I gripped briefly the scarred, long-fingered, sinewy hand of the first king of Saudi Arabia: Abdul Aziz ibn Abdur Rahman ibn Faisal ibn Turki as Saud.

The Unfurling by Nimah Ismail Nawwab

BY Aramco ExPats / /

A new poetry volume by Nimah Ismail Nawwab. With a clear voice she precisely conveys remarkable insights into Saudi Arabia and the world beyond that entwines an ancient society.

2004 Annuitants Reunion - Day 2 (1)

2004 Annuitants Reunion - Day 2 (1)

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Several annuitants participated in the Sideline Exhibits. As noted in a display, the original intent of sidelines is to "share activities, interests, and accomplishments since retirement.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 2004

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 2004

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Tennis, anyone? Or golf, or bridge ... or checkers? "May I have the next dance?" or "Want to rock?" Or how about catching up with the latest news on the Saudi Aramco enterprise?

2004 Annuitants Reunion - Day 1 (1)

2004 Annuitants Reunion - Day 1 (1)

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Although the reunion was scheduled to begin Saturday, August 28, some of us arrived early to the beautiful Pinehurst Resort only to wait with anticipation for the arrival of our friends. To pass the time, we took a leisurely walk along one of the Resort's eight nationally ranked golf courses, then meandered into the small village of Pinehurst filled with specialty shops and restaurants.

2004 Annuitants Reunion - Day 4 (1)

2004 Annuitants Reunion - Day 4 (1)

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The final day of the 2004 Annuitants Reunion was dedicated to good-byes. People departed throughout the day and lingering Aramcons relaxed in the lobby at the Carolina until it was time to go.

Join Us for the Saudi Aramco 2004 Annuitants Reunion (1)

Join Us for the Saudi Aramco 2004 Annuitants Reunion (1)

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Visit aramcoexpats.com from August 28th through 31st for coverage of four fun-filled days of familiar faces, friendship, and memories at the Saudi Aramco 2004 Annuitants Reunion in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

Houston Educators' Visit - Day 6

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The Kingdom School is a modern K-12 school designed as a showcase of educational innovation in both the kingdom and the region.  The chief mission for the school is to attract the best and brightest students.  Innovative planning guides the futuristic institution in its physical environment, teaching methods and academic administration.

Houston Educators' Visit - Day 5

BY Aramco ExPats / /

On Friday, June 4, after four days of whirlwind tours, educators were given a morning to relax and unwind in preparation for a 4:30 p.m. departure from the King Fahd Airport to Riyadh. In the morning, the Dhahran School Teachers invited the Houston Educators for coffee, casual visiting and the sharing of ideas.

Houston Educators' Visit - Day 4

BY Aramco ExPats / /

On the morning of Thursday, June 3, Houston Educators were treated to a bit of Saudi commerce as they visited Al-Rashid Mall in Al-Khobar. They were all waiting at the front door of Eastern Jewelry at 8:50 for the doors to open. After much looking, bargaining and purchasing, they left the shop with at least 20 name necklaces, numerous earrings, bangles and chains. They continued around the mall, stopping at the Silver Museum, Jarir Bookstore, Middle East artifact stores and of course Starbuck’s Coffee.

Houston Educators' Visit - Day 3

BY Aramco Expats / /

The educators began their day with a breakfast hosted by Mustafa Jalali, Vice President, Saudi Aramco Affairs. Mr. Jalali greeted the group expressing his appreciation of them coming to Saudi Arabia.

Houston Educators' Visit - Day 2

BY Aramco ExPats / /

On the second day of the tour, delegates met with President and Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Aramco, Abdallah S. Jum'ah. Mr. Jum'ah, who was appointed president in 1995, is also a member of the Saudi Aramco Board of Directors.

Houston Educators' Visit - Day 1

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Houston educators visit Saudi Arabia in a remarkable, nine-day tour hosted by the Saudi Aramco Public Relations Department.  Delegates, three-quarters of whom are K-12 Grade teachers from Houston, Texas, will experience the Kingdom first-hand in an extensive, guided tour from May 30 through June 8, 2004, in Saudi Aramco's continued efforts to support global education on Saudi Arabia.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Spring 2004

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Spring 2004

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Retiree William Tracy's photograph of Riyadh's downtown, with its 992-foot Kingdom Center (foreground) and the 876-foot Faisaliyah Center, captures the soaring vitality of the capital.

Further to the Future of Saudi Oil

Further to the Future of Saudi Oil

BY W. L. Littlejohn / /

For some days, I have watched the debate on Saudi resources set off by Matt Simmons with amusement - the kind of amusement one feels when listening to discussions about economics in a small-town barber shop. But now, since some seem to be taking the concerns voiced by Simmons and his followers (e.g. Morse) seriously, I feel compelled to comment.

Reilly Financial Advisors (1)

Reilly Financial Advisors (1)

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

We’re often asked what advantages Reilly Financial Advisors offers Aramcons over investment management companies like Vanguard or Fidelity.

Reilly Financial Advisors

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

We’re often asked what advantages Reilly Financial Advisors offers Aramcons over investment management companies like Vanguard or Fidelity.

Tim Barger - Vista, California

BY Saudi Aramco / /

Tim Barger is the son of former Aramco President & CEO, Thomas C. Barger, who retired in 1969. An ‘Aramco Brat’, having been born and raised in Dhahran, Tim went on to earn a BA in History from Santa Clara University.