During springtime, the salt plains of southern Morocco’s Sahara Desert glisten to white-hot temperatures of more than 40 degrees Celsius, and for six days in April, hard-edged “Marathon des Sables” participants daringly race across 251 kilometers of its shimmering plains, adjoining sand dunes and rocky jebels.
Shaikh Amin, retired chief photographer of Aramco, recently traveled to Lahore, Pakistan where he visited friends he has known since his Aramco days. In this photo, Shaikh Amin joins the family of the late Syed Yousaf Shah whose son, Engr. Naushad Yousaf Shah stands on the right.
A new state-of-the-art facility recently launched by our Drilling and Workover (D&WO) Training Division has doubled the number of participants the organization can bring in to meet Saudi Aramco’s demand, all while enhancing the learning experience and exceeding international standards in well control training.
Nearly half a century ago—in its March/April 1969 edition, to be exact—Saudi Aramco World published an article titled “Gaily Go the Lorries.” The piece was written by Fuad Rayess, General Supervisor at the time of the Arabic Press and Publications Division of Aramco’s Public Relations Department.
A Statement by Saudi Aramco on Today’s Attack on Two Bahri Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) Transporting the Company’s Crude Oil
As confirmed a short while ago by the Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, H.E. Khalid Al-Falih, two Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs), each with a two million barrels capacity, operated by the Saudi National Shipping Company, Bahri, and transporting Saudi Aramco crude oil were attacked by terrorist Houthi militia this morning in the Red Sea. One of the ships sustained minimal damage. No injuries nor oil spill have been reported.
Club Deportivo Palestino (in white) defends its home pitch at the 12,000-seat La Cisterna stadium in Santiago, Chile. Founded in 1916 Palestinian immigrants as a way to unify their growing community, today the team plays in Chile's Primera División--even though none of its players today are of Palestinian descent. Their defense above is against Audax Italiano, a team whose roots also lie with immigrants to Chile. The game ended in a draw, 1-1.
Over the past few years, woman have started venturing into the previously male-dominated field of engineering in ever increasing numbers. Renad Ismail is one such employee who has already made her mark in a powerful way at Saudi Aramco.
May 1st, 1939, Saudi Arabia shipped its first tanker load of crude oil to join the ranks of oil exporting nations. Aside from the initial discovery of oil at Dammam #7, this was the most historic moment in the company’s history. Nine weeks later, seventy five years ago today, disaster struck and changed the company forever.
With startup in 2025, the fully integrated Crude Oil to Chemicals (COTC) complex is on track to become the largest of its kind in the world. It will become a major contributor to Saudi Vision 2030, enabling a new era of industrial diversification, job creation, and technology development in the Kingdom.
Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA) celebrated its 19th Reunion on July 08, 2018 at Countryside Chalet Resort, Karachi.
NED69ers are spread all over the globe. A majority of them are in Toronto, Canada. On July 01, 2018 the Torontonians 69ers and their families gathered at Engr. Naheed Ghazanfar’s place for Eid Milan Dinner. Engr. Rehan Akhtar and Engr. Mansoor Imam could not join as both were busy with their guests visiting them from Pakistan.
Saudi Aramco has noticed media speculation regarding its possible interest in acquiring an ownership position in the Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC).
Conversations with friends can be infinitely varied—filled with tangential remarks, thoughtful asides, and random non-sequiturs and often producing surprising results. Starting from Point A over here, they’ve been known to jump quickly to Point B over there, and thence move on...
If your name is not on the OFFICIAL HAFLA PARTICIPANTS list by August 1, we will miss you at the Hafla. That would be so sad! On 8/2/18 the Hyatt will receive our list of registered attendees. The Hyatt discounted rate vanishes if you're not registered for the Hafla. Both are required.
In the Kingdom’s Southwest, there exists a province unlike any other. With high, rolling hills that seem to stretch forever toward a cloudy horizon, the landscape, the people, the heritage, and the weather are a special blend that provide a welcome surprise for visitors.
A novel stimulation assessment to enhance production in Saudi Arabia: A coupled mineralogy and geomechanics approach to evaluate rock fracability and optimum zones for fracture generation. The study increased the percentage of successful stimulation jobs and had a major contribution to optimizing project economics.
Saudi Aramco recently signed a comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) to facilitate closer business cooperation under the framework of Saudi Vision 2030.
Three Saudi Aramco initiatives were recently honored at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit in California for their contributions to engineering and production technology leadership.
Separate from its tempestuous politics, the U.K. has been getting a lot of positive attention of late for other, more upbeat reasons. Unless you’ve been hiding in a cave for the past month, you’re likely already aware that the 2018 FIFA World Cup is underway in Russia.
Story-telling comes in many forms, written and oral, prose and poetry, fact and fiction. There are fables like “The Tortoise and the Hare” and folktales like “The Pied Piper.” There are ghost stories like “Ali the Cairene and the Haunted House in Baghdad” and fairy tales like “Cinderella.”