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."

Goodbye, Saudi Arabia

Goodbye, Saudi Arabia

BY William Bauer and Leah Schmidt / /

I never intended to become an English teacher. But, I had always intended to come to Saudi Arabia. Twelve years ago I was on a train making my way to interview for a place to read Arabic at Leeds. I had never visited the Middle East, nor even heard Arabic spoken. In truth, I had little idea about anything.

SyPD and KAUST Initiate a Pioneering Ecological Research Project

SyPD and KAUST Initiate a Pioneering Ecological Research Project

BY KAUST / /

In line with Shaybah Producing Department strategy to establish partnerships with elite academic institutions, Professor Daniele Daffonchio and research scientist Dr. Ramona Marasco of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) spent three days in Shaybah undertaking deep desert ecological fieldwork.

Seismic: Pushing the Boundaries in Frontier Exploration

Seismic: Pushing the Boundaries in Frontier Exploration

BY The Arabian Sun / /

When the early pioneers set foot in Saudi Arabia in the 1930s, their mission was simple: explore for oil. Those early years were fraught with hope and disappointment in equal measure — but persistency paid off.

Arabian Return Chapter XX: Night Visit with the Bedouin

Arabian Return Chapter XX: Night Visit with the Bedouin

BY Colleen Wilson / /

There would be another cocktail party, dinner, and performance by the "Creative Source Group" in 'Udhailiyah Tuesday night, so that afternoon I went in a taxi to the airstrip with Trish Miller and Sharon Green, waiting there 45 minutes for the late plane to arrive. 

This Road to Arabia Leads Through Seoul

This Road to Arabia Leads Through Seoul

BY Aramco ExPats / /

On occasion, the timing of things, the intersection of events in a person’s life, works out better when left alone than it would have otherwise had we planned everything in advance. Call it serendipity or luck or kismet or anything you like.

Announcing the Graduation of Jacob Swayne

Announcing the Graduation of Jacob Swayne

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Jacob Chingo Swayne graduated from Osan American High School - DoDEA at the Osan Air Base in South Korea. The commencement ceremony was held on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. On the Monday night preceding the ceremony, the 2017 graduating class of 33 students and their families were treated to a buffet dinner hosted by OAHS.

Aramco Asia Launches CSR Program

Aramco Asia Launches CSR Program

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Aramco Asia, China Daily and Xiamen University recently launched a joint corporate social responsibility (CSR) program to support students of Xiamen University who are interested in clean energy, entrepreneurship, and sustainable development, as well as ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - July 12, 2017

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - July 12, 2017

BY AramcoWorld / /

Century after century, home along the east-central coast of the Arabian Peninsula generally meant a house of mud or coral brick, roofed with palm thatch, in a small town or settlement. Food staples were local dates and rice, as well as fish that came to shore aboard dhows powered by the winds.

Oil will Continue to Play a Key Role in Global Energy Mix

Oil will Continue to Play a Key Role in Global Energy Mix

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The world can’t prematurely disengage from proven and reliable energy sources like oil and gas. Falling investments in oil with $1 trillion already wiped out, is cause for concern to global energy security. Saudi Aramco produced a record 10.5 million bpd in 2016 and plans to invest $300 billion over the coming decade.

Annual Review 2016

Annual Review 2016

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco today released its 2016 Annual Review, highlighting the significant calendar year achievements in progressing its long-term strategy as the world's leading integrated energy company.

Arabian Return Chapter XIX: Oran Resigns

Arabian Return Chapter XIX: Oran Resigns

BY Colleen Wilson / /

My worst fears came true the next day, July 28th, as Oran turned in his letter of resignation to be effective between September 23rd and October 23rd. He said he had decided that trying to re-adjust to living and working in 'Udhailiyah again just wasn't worth ruining his mental and physical health.