AramcoWorld Reading Selections - March 07, 2018

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - March 07, 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Lined up selling fruit and vegetables, street merchants serve Marseille’s southern borough of Noailles, known by locals as the “belly of Marseille,” famous for its culinary kaleidoscope of piquant Moroccan pastillas (pastries), Algerian mahjoubas (crepes) and French baguettes.

Tim Barger: Saudi Aramco-American had a Mission

Tim Barger: Saudi Aramco-American had a Mission

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Tim Barger died Feb. 15 at his home in Vista, California, leaving a legacy of projects to promote an awareness and understanding of the Middle East that grew out of his own deep roots in the Kingdom.

Arabian Return Chapter XLI: My Trip Back to Arabia Alone

Arabian Return Chapter XLI: My Trip Back to Arabia Alone

BY Colleen Wilson / /

So we made arrangements, and on Wednesday, May 31st, 1978, I flew by myself first class on a Swiss Air flight from Dallas toward New York on the first leg of my trip. But we couldn't land in New York because of a storm, so had to fly to Washington, D.C., land, and sit on the plane there until the weather cleared in an hour or so, then flew back to New York City.

Saudi Aramco Urges Industry Transformation at GEO 2018 Conference

Saudi Aramco Urges Industry Transformation at GEO 2018 Conference

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Nearly 4,000 geoscientists and oil and gas professionals from around the globe converged this week at Bahrain’s International Exhibition & Convention Center for the 13th Middle East Geosciences Conference and Exhibition (GEO 2018), the region’s largest technical program of its kind, to explore technologies addressing industry challenges.

Saudi Aramco CEO Nasser Addresses the Future of Oil at Annual CeraWeek Conference in Houston

Saudi Aramco CEO Nasser Addresses the Future of Oil at Annual CeraWeek Conference in Houston

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Speaking at the annual CeraWeek conference in Houston, President and CEO Amin H. Nasser said Saudi Aramco is actively pursuing and investing in several innovative and promising new technologies and initiatives, not only in oil, but also in its multiple uses, such as in transportation, petrochemicals, advanced materials, as well as in carbon emissions reduction.

Reflections on the Olympic Games

Reflections on the Olympic Games

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The recently-concluded Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea continued a tradition with roots dating back to the eighth century BCE and perhaps two or three centuries further back than that, depending on whose historical arguments you choose to believe.

A Little Girl from Natoma, Kansas - “A True Story”

A Little Girl from Natoma, Kansas - “A True Story”

BY Duane T. McCarthy / /

On March 13, 1944 a daughter was born to Pauline Maier Albrecht and Dietrich Albrecht. She was the youngest of eight children and the first to be born in a hospital. Her name was Dorothy. As a farmer’s daughter, Dorothy spent much of her childhood feeding chickens, milking cows, tending the garden and helping with other farming chores. More often than not, she was barefoot. 

Saudi Aramco Signs MoU to Pursue Steel Production

Saudi Aramco Signs MoU to Pursue Steel Production

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NSSMC), Sumitomo Corporation, and Sumitomo Corporation Saudi Arabia to conduct a feasibility study for an integrated steel mill to produce steel plates in the Ras al-Khair area.

Arabian Return Chapter XL: Vacation Trip to the States

Arabian Return Chapter XL: Vacation Trip to the States

BY Colleen Wilson / /

Four days later, on Wednesday, April 26th, 1978, we left on our vacation at 12:20 p.m. on a Swiss Air flight to Athens, Greece. We were finally going to see Athens, and it was worth the wait. A beautiful, modern, yet ancient looking city greeted us as we drove in from the airport.

Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology - Winter 2017

Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology - Winter 2017

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

This edition includes articles on effect of steaming on FCC catalysts; surface modified nanoparticles as internal breakers for viscoelastic surfactant-based fracturing fluids for high temperature operations; and more.

Saudi Aramco Shares Experience in Localization and Local Content at AFED 2018

Saudi Aramco Shares Experience in Localization and Local Content at AFED 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco participates in the Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversity of Requirements and Capabilities (AFED), as a Diamond Localization Partner, and shares its experience in localization and increasing local content. The exhibition is taking place on February 25 – March 5, 2018, under the patronage of the Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, and organized by the Saudi Armed Forces in Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center.

Pioneers in Plants

Pioneers in Plants

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco, with its young workforce and a commitment to fostering careers for both men and women, has made dramatic strides in recent years to draw on what some have called the company’s greatest untapped resource — female employees.

SAEEA Monthly Progress Meeting - February 24, 2018

SAEEA Monthly Progress Meeting - February 24, 2018

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

The monthly progress meeting of Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA) was held on February 24, 2018 at SAEEA very active Member and great supporter, Mr. Asif Mirza. This was SAEEA 2nd meeting of current year 2018.

Generation's School - Juniors Athletic Sports Day

Generation's School - Juniors Athletic Sports Day

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

There are only a few good schools in Karachi and Generation’s School is one of them. The school is divided into three sections - Junior, Middle and Senior. Zoya Imran and Zara Imran, my granddaughters, are in the Junior section.

Historic Al Hofuf

Historic Al Hofuf

BY Mark Lowey / /

Even before arriving in Saudi Arabia as a 22-year-old engineer on my first assignment, I was captivated by the ancient oasis town of Hofuf. It is mentioned in the Bible, and I had read that the old market hadn’t changed much for millennia, so it was one of the places I looked forward to visiting in the Middle East.

A Tribute to a Life Well Lived

A Tribute to a Life Well Lived

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Central to the greatness of Saudi Aramco are the talented and dedicated people upon whose shoulders the company has been built. Over the years, tens of thousands of Aramcons—Saudis and ExPats alike—have made manifold contributions to the company’s success.

SAEEA Monthly Progress Meeting - February 13, 2018

SAEEA Monthly Progress Meeting - February 13, 2018

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

The monthly progress meeting of Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA) was held on February 13, 2018 at Kamal Farooqi’s office. This was the first meeting of current year 2018.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - February 21, 2018

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - February 21, 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Among the Marché Central's colors and fresh smells of fruits and vegetables, Hamza Ayari sets up, on an average day, about 10 portraits. He invites some people as they shop near his stand; others have heard about his photography either by word of mouth or through local media, and they seek him out.

Supporting Smart Solutions for Energy Production and Distribution

Supporting Smart Solutions for Energy Production and Distribution

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco participates in Saudi Arabia Smart Grid Conference and Exhibition, signs strategic partnership agreement. Prompted by its commitment and pioneering role in stimulating development in the Kingdom to help achieve Vision 2030, Saudi Aramco sponsored and participated in the recently held conference Saudi Arabia Smart Grid Conference in Jiddah.