Death in the Afternoon: Vignette from '3,001 Arabian Days'

Death in the Afternoon: Vignette from '3,001 Arabian Days'

BY Rick Snedeker / /

Tragedy seemed somehow inappropriate in perpetually sunny Dhahran, like the sudden death of a child on a bright, carefree afternoon. Indeed, only rarely did the horsemen of private apocalypse deign to descend on our community.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - January 8, 2020

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - January 8, 2020

BY AramcoWorld / /

Septimius Severus, who ruled the Roman Empire from 193 to 211 ce, dedicated this triumphal arch in 203 ce at a crossroads in his home city of Leptis Magna, on the coast of modern Libya, where his family ran profitable olive farms.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - December 26, 2019

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - December 26, 2019

BY AramcoWorld / /

As we step into 2020 and AramcoWorld enters its own eighth decade, we invite you to look back with us on the last 10 years of AramcoWorld. Not only was it a decade of award-winning stories of cultural connections, it was one that saw us redesigning our print and digital editions, launching our mobile app and video channel, and starting new departments FirstLook and Flavors.

Rahim’s Journey in the Kingdom to End After Two Decades

Rahim’s Journey in the Kingdom to End After Two Decades

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Born and raised in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and receiving his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, Zillur Rahim started his Saudi Aramco journey in February 2000, and is now set to retire in January 2020.

Dhahran: the Oasis: Vignette from '3,001 Arabian Days'

Dhahran: the Oasis: Vignette from '3,001 Arabian Days'

BY Rick Snedeker / /

Amid East-coast Saudi Arabia’s desolate terrain, Dhahran, barely two or three miles square, stood out, a green exclamation in the endless tan. Even by the early 1950s, Dhahran’s camp forest of imported, multinational trees...

Together, We Make History

Together, We Make History

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Announcing Saudi Aramco’s share trading debut on Saudi Arabia’s national stock exchange, HE Yasir O. Al-Rumayyan, Chairman of the Saudi Aramco Board of Directors, and Saudi Aramco president and CEO Amin Nasser, opened a bold new chapter in the company’s long and proud history.

Aramco Acquires 17% of South Korean Hyundai Oilbank

Aramco Acquires 17% of South Korean Hyundai Oilbank

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) has completed, through its subsidiary Aramco Overseas Company B.V. (AOC), the acquisition of 17% of Hyundai Oilbank from Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings, for approximately US$1.2 Billion. The completion follows receipt of all necessary regulatory consents and approvals.

A Protective Pocket of Scarcity

A Protective Pocket of Scarcity

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Living above the midpoint of the world’s largest oil field is a selection of natural life that is, unfortunately, becoming increasingly rare. Saudi Arabia’s grand Ghawar oil field, discovered in 1948, lies quietly hidden in the east beneath the golden ad-Dahna desert sands...

“There’s gold in them thar hills!” (Maybe)

“There’s gold in them thar hills!” (Maybe)

BY Aramco ExPats / /

“Well, boys, this sure is some cripple creek.” —Levi Welty. Next year’s Hafla reunion, scheduled for September 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, will be held in the shadow of one of the American West’s most famous landmarks, Pikes Peak.

Khobar, Going to Town: Vignette from '3,001 Arabian Days'

Khobar, Going to Town: Vignette from '3,001 Arabian Days'

BY Rick Snedeker / /

In the old days, the only other pockets of “civilization” in the area besides Dhahran were the indigenous Saudi towns of Dammam and Al-Khobar, one hour and 15 minutes away, respectively, and the Aramco camps of Ras Tanura...

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - December 11, 2019

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - December 11, 2019

BY AramcoWorld / /

From the Babylonian clay tablet of 600 BCE to Katip Çelebi’s map of Japan drawn in 1732, geographers and cartographers of the Islamic world drew upon Greek, Babylonian, Syriac, Sassanian, Indian, Chinese, Turkic and European knowledge to produce a new, atlas-like genre of detailed maps of the world known to them.