Aramco annuitant Jimmy Churchill previously shared with us memorable experiences he had while living in Safaniya in the ’70s. Located off the Arabian Gulf coast north of Dhahran, Safaniya is famous as home to the largest offshore oil field in the world.
Financial success requires that you think about more than just selecting and monitoring investments and their returns. Rather, it’s about accomplishing your goals.
At the causeway heading back to Dhahran, a Bahraini officer asked: “Would you give this man a ride to Saudi?” I welcomed the man into my car, politely asserting: “Please, buckle up.” Surprisingly, the man replied, “Are you from Aramco?” I had nothing on me or in the car to give me away, so I asked him how he knew. “It’s obvious,” he replied. “Aramcons always buckle up!”
“Okay, guys,” Moharrak recalls him saying. “As you may have heard, a climber has lost his life. They are evacuating his body. I want you to know this because I want you to know what you are dealing with. I want you to understand where you are, the type of place you are, and the consequences.”
Described as one of the most competitive half-marathons ever run on American soil, the deep field of elite men and women runners competing in Houston always places the long-distance running community on high alert for new American or world records.
Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees who migrated from Saudi Arabia to North America or Canada do visit their families in Pakistan or India on a regular basis. Most of their close relatives are all in their home countries.
Take a look back at Aramco ExPats' top hits and highlights of 2017 where we share the community's favorite photos, stories, celebrations, and accomplishments. Thanks to all our readers, contributors, and sponsors for another great year!
Shaikh Amin, retired chief photographer of Aramco, recently went on his yearly tour of the USA to attend the annual Photographic Society of America conference and spend time with his family and friends. In this photo, Shaikh sits with his Aramco friend Bert Seal along with Bert's daughter Lynda and Lynda's husband Stephen.
So our impending departure was the reason I felt like I had to turn down Art Spitzer's offer of a full-time job when I returned to work. Kay Hays, in Work Orders, was leaving and he needed to fill that position. I felt like I should be honest with him, so he could find someone who would be a permanent replacement.
Saudi Aramco, alongside other 13 Saudi entities, is participating in Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018 in the UAE on January 13 – 20, 2018. The Saudi participation in the event is led by the Ministry of Energy, Industry, and Mineral Resources, where high-profile Saudi organizations are showcasing sustainability-related initiatives and technologies at the Saudi Pavilion.
Saudi Aramco is participating at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, where it will be showcasing innovative technologies that have the potential to transform the internal combustion engine (ICE), greatly improving its efficiency and reducing its environmental impact.
Saudi Aramco was the sponsor of the recent Clean Fuels for Future High Efficiency Engines Symposium in Beijing, China. Part of the annual Society of Automotive Engineers International Powertrain, Fuels and Lubricants meeting, the symposium focused on peer relations for automotive original equipment manufacturers, trade associations, national laboratories, and automotive solution companies.
Anyone who once lived in Saudi Arabia while working for Aramco remembers the exceptional health care benefits the company provided. Those services reflected in the best possible way the company’s deep concern for the welfare of its people.
AramcoExpats.com, which is celebrating its 15th birthday this year, was an unexpected child. “I always had an interest in publishing, but never imagined I would end up in this field,” said Vicci Turner, who cofounded the digital publication for Aramcons past and present, and potential new employees, with her son Rusty Swayne in 2002. “Life is full of surprises!”
In August 2016 we introduced readers to ZeeMaps.com, a website that allows groups of individuals to enter information about where they live—anywhere in the world. That information is then graphically illustrated by colored balloons on a scalable map of the world.
EXPEC Advanced Research Center recently won first and second place in the 2017 Innovation Award competition at the International Conference on Engineering Geophysics (ICEG) in Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates.
Engr. Syed Shareef Naqvi NED69ers Electrical who retired four years back and presently settled in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was in town for last three weeks and was very busy with his family attending parties, family weddings and meeting all his relatives.
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.
"Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” These are the words of Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and, more recently, joint U.N.-Arab League special envoy to Syria.
Shaikh Amin, retired chief photographer of Aramco, recently went on his yearly tour of the USA to attend the annual Photographic Society of America conference and spend time with his family and friends. In this photo, Shaikh sits with his Aramco friend Mohammad Khokhar.