Hard Hats for Hardy Men

Hard Hats for Hardy Men

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Ever since the birth of "The Age of Oil" in the mid-nineteenth century thanks to the ground-breaking efforts of innovative pioneers like Abraham Gesner and Edwin Drake, few areas of human endeavor have spawned a greater number of notable characters than the oil business.

Information Security: Let's Catch a Phish

Information Security: Let's Catch a Phish

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Overall, the internet has been a boon to all of us. It has simplified exchanges of ideas and opened up whole new areas of exploration, all via our laptops, desktops, smartphones, and tablets. Unfortunately, there is a downside to the internet, a true bain, and it is more evident today than ever before.

Aramco World - July 2017

Aramco World - July 2017

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Aramco World, Saudi Aramco's flagship publication, is widely recognized as a leading source of nonpolitical coverage of the history, geography, arts and cultures of Saudi Arabia, the Middle East and the wider Islamic world, with an emphasis on the interweavings of the plural cultures of East and West, past and present.

NED69ers Mini Reunion-Eid Milan Lunch - July 02, 2017

NED69ers Mini Reunion-Eid Milan Lunch - July 02, 2017

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

The NED69ers Group graduated in 1969 from the NED Government Engineering College Karachi and is spread all over the globe and are all connected with each other on e-mails and do meet occasionally in Karachi or any part of the world just to refresh their sweet old memories.

A Step Forward in Fuel Technology

A Step Forward in Fuel Technology

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Collaboration and technology go hand-in-hand and this was on full display when the Aramco Fuel Research Center (AFRC) in Paris unveiled the latest development in its energy efficient, Octane-on-Demand (OoD) engine technology. Since 2013 the project has been a collaboration with prestigious French energy research institute IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN), with the goal of improving fuel efficiency and reducing emissions.

Saudi Aramco, Dussur, and Hyundai Heavy Industries Sign MOU

Saudi Aramco, Dussur, and Hyundai Heavy Industries Sign MOU

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco, Dussur – the Saudi Arabian Industrial Investments Company, and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly collaborate on engines and pumps business development in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Abqaiq: The Friendly City Gazette - June 2017

Abqaiq: The Friendly City Gazette - June 2017

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Abqaiq The Friendly City Gazette is a free monthly publication published by the Southern Area/Central Region Community Services Department for Saudi Aramco employees and dependents in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia.

Arabian Return Chapter XVIII: Oran Returns to Udhailiyah

Arabian Return Chapter XVIII: Oran Returns to Udhailiyah

BY Colleen Wilson / /

All good things must come to an end, so after nearly six weeks of living and working in Abqaiq, Oran had to fly back to 'Udhailiyah to continue his work there on Tuesday June 15th, 1976. For a couple of days, I felt rather lost and just tried to adjust to the old routine of being in camp alone again. 

A New Crown Prince in Saudi Arabia

A New Crown Prince in Saudi Arabia

BY Dr. John Duke Anthony / /

On June 20, 2017, many Americans shut down their computers. Others turned off their televisions. Still more set down their mobile phones for the night. Few could have imagined the next morning’s news. Fewer still would have predicted a new Arab political reality.

Memories of an Equal Playing Field for All

Memories of an Equal Playing Field for All

BY Aramco ExPats / /

One of the great pleasures we derive from operating this website is having the opportunity to feature stories from Aramco annuitants through which they share with readers experiences from their years of living and working in the Kingdom...

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - June 28, 2017

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - June 28, 2017

BY AramcoWorld / /

That the government should turn to Cremona—informally known as Malta’s godfather of olive oil—for the rare white olive is not surprising. Since 1999, when he began processing oil from trees planted on his farm eight years earlier (using an imported Sicilian olive press, as there were none left on Malta at the time), the 66-year-old Malta native and retired gemologist has dedicated himself to reviving what had been a moribund industry.

Bedouin Connection Chapter I – My First Days in Saudi Arabia

Bedouin Connection Chapter I – My First Days in Saudi Arabia

BY Mark Lowey / /

In the days before desktop computers and smart phones, we used adding machines, and charts and graphs were hand-drawn, I performed entry-level project management tasks for different projects including construction schedules, manpower histograms and organization charts.

The Little 'Id

The Little 'Id

BY AramcoWorld / /

Through a break in the clouds a ray of moonlight filtered through and flickered briefly in the sky. Below, one of a group of men scanning the skies over Mecca saw it and pointed excitedly. "There it is," he said. "It is at hand!"

Japanese Dryland Researchers Visit Saudi Aramco

Japanese Dryland Researchers Visit Saudi Aramco

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

As part of Saudi Aramco’s corporate social responsibility (CSR), Aramco Asia-Japan (AAJ) has partnered with Japan’s Arid Land Research Center (ALRC), Tottori University to support their dryland research efforts.

Arabian Return Chapter XVII: Teaching Arab Class in Abqaiq

Arabian Return Chapter XVII: Teaching Arab Class in Abqaiq

BY Colleen Wilson / /

The next day, Saturday, May 8th, 1976, started a new period in our life, though, that was different and stimulating for both of us. Oran didn't return to ‘Udhailiyah as usual, but started on his new job in Abqaiq teaching a class of 12 Saudi Arabs about the new Sea Water Project. He was very pleased to be "back in civilization", but a bit leery of teaching...

“My Dad - Now Here Is a Man”

“My Dad - Now Here Is a Man”

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Let’s face it, if you’re a retired Aramco annuitant like me, you’re not getting any younger. But the good news is, we have many wonderful memories to be thankful for and time left to make still more. And for those of you reading these words who are younger...

Changes to Your Aramco Savings Plan

Changes to Your Aramco Savings Plan

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

You may have recently received a notification of upcoming changes to the Aramco Savings Plan, which may affect you. Read on for more details.

Dhahran Residents Respond Robustly to First Xeriscape Contest

Dhahran Residents Respond Robustly to First Xeriscape Contest

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The winner of the inaugural xeriscape gardening competition in Dhahran is the first to admit she isn’t a gardener. However, the idea of an environmentally friendly yard that takes less time to tend certainly appeals to her and her husband — both of whom work at Saudi Aramco.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - June 14, 2017

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - June 14, 2017

BY AramcoWorld / /

From the south, one must cross the desert of Kara Kum, or Black Sand; from the east, it is the Kyzyl Kum, or Red Sand; and from the west, the route transits the desiccated Usturt Plateau as it tilts off the Caspian Sea’s shoreline. From the southeast, down the river Amu Darya, known in antiquity as the Oxus and to the Arabs as the Jayhoun, the journey requires 2,500 twisting kilometers from its source in the Pamir Mountains hard against the border of China.