Amjad Hussain Visit to SAEEA Karachi

Amjad Hussain Visit to SAEEA Karachi

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

Amjad Hussain, an ex-employee of the Saudi Aramco Training Department currently living in Lahore, Pakistan, recently visited Karachi and met with SAEEA (Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association) personnel.

The Saudi Adventure Begins: Vignette from '3,001 Arabian Days'

The Saudi Adventure Begins: Vignette from '3,001 Arabian Days'

BY Rick Snedeker / /

By 1950 the horrors of World War II had largely receded, and America dominated the brave new, post-war world. The promising oilfields wildcatted just before the war by American geologists in the arid, menacing Arabian wastelands...

Seymours Tour Morocco

Seymours Tour Morocco

BY Aramco ExPats / /

For thirty-two years, beginning in 1980, Shirley Seymour served as a Senior Staff Nurse at the Abqaiq Health Center where she specialized in women and children's health care while she and her late husband, Cornell, raised their four children...

Bahrain Holiday 1938: Part 6 of Distant Arabia

Bahrain Holiday 1938: Part 6 of Distant Arabia

BY Tim Barger / /

Oil men from Dhahran travel to Bahrain for a weekend. They visit the suq, the vast artesian wells of the island and then assemble for a demonstration of Bahraini stick fighting. The agricultural workers were prohibited from owning weapons so much like the Japanese practitioners of Kendo...

Ithra Partners with Arab Thought Foundation to Host Fikr17

Ithra Partners with Arab Thought Foundation to Host Fikr17

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Fikr17, a leading cultural conference in the Arab World, features 12 sessions under the theme “Toward New Arabic Thought,” with 80 speakers, as well as 36 sponsors and partners. The event, which runs through Thursday, is expected to draw more than 600 attendees from the around the region and beyond.

Standing on the Shoulders of our Pioneers

Standing on the Shoulders of our Pioneers

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The year was 1945 — the average cost of a new house in the United States was $4,600, the average annual salary was $2,400, and the World War II was in its final throes. This was the heyday of magazine publishing and LIFE magazine was renowned for the excellence of its photographic essays and the thoroughness of its writing.

Well Fire at Number 12: Part 5 of Distant Arabia

Well Fire at Number 12: Part 5 of Distant Arabia

BY Tim Barger / /

Well #12 was down to 4,725 feet and cemented in when on July 8, 1939 while preparing to perforate the casing, the perforating gun accidentally discharged setting off a conflagration that destroyed the rig and took the lives of five drillers - two American and three Saudis.

AramcoWorld - November 2019

AramcoWorld - November 2019

BY AramcoWorld / /

AramcoWorld, 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.

Margaret Haskell Weds Benjamin Sokol

Margaret Haskell Weds Benjamin Sokol

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Margaret (Maggie) Haskell (DH 06) and Benjamin Sokol were married on September 29, 2019 at Lake Placid, New York. Maggie is the daughter of annuitants Terry and Sally Haskell (Dhahran). Also present were annuitants Steve, Linda, and Allison Hemler.

Aramco 'Hikers' Convene in the Pacific Northwest

Aramco 'Hikers' Convene in the Pacific Northwest

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The Pacific Northwest is known for its beautiful coastal scenery, snow-capped mountain peaks, moderate climate and endless miles of greenway trails that beckon nature explorers from all corners of the globe. Recently, a group of Aramco annuitants and friends...

Bahrain in 1938: Part 4 of Distant Arabia

Bahrain in 1938: Part 4 of Distant Arabia

BY Tim Barger / /

Distant Arabia part 4 - Bahrain in 1938 In 1938, Bahrain was the undisputed commercial center of the Gulf. Its suqs were the best stocked of any place between Basra and Bombay. In contrast, the Bedouin of Al Hasa lived a simple life in tents and dependent on their camels.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - November 13, 2019

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - November 13, 2019

BY AramcoWorld / /

It was a record-breaking year for AramcoWorld at the 2019 FOLIO: Eddie and Ozzie Awards Gala, held on October 30 at New York’s Hilton Midtown, just blocks from where the magazine was founded 70 years ago this month.

Pioneering Plant on Environmental Frontline

Pioneering Plant on Environmental Frontline

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Carefully trickling water upon the ivory sands of the ad-Dahna desert has magically created an ecosystem more valuable than gold. Since its inauguration in 1977, eastern Saudi Arabia’s Berri Gas Plant has funneled storm water running off its facilities into a carefully crafted artificial wetland that is situated next to the site’s operating infrastructure.