Frankly Speaking, Life Has Been Good for Frank and Nit

Frankly Speaking, Life Has Been Good for Frank and Nit

BY Aramco ExPats / /

One thing can safely be said about long-time Aramcons: They’ve been a lot of places and seen a lot of things. Frank Anderson, badge number 094403, is no exception. Joining the Saudi Aramco family in 1977, Frank initially moved into al-Firdoz, Khobar...

Now Available, Christmas in Khobar!

Now Available, Christmas in Khobar!

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Tim Barger’s new collection of stories about 1950s Aramco, Arabia and life in general has just been released in print and e-book at Amazon. He hopes that you will enjoy it.

Arabian Return Chapter XXVII: Beginning Changes for Our Group

Arabian Return Chapter XXVII: Beginning Changes for Our Group

BY Colleen Wilson / /

Oran started driving back to Mubarraz on his new job Monday morning, but, at least, this would be a short work week for him. Things were beginning to change for our group as a whole, both men and women. Sheila went to work at Community Maintenance, and Marge and Marvin Williams were going to move to Udhailiyah. 

Aramco World - September 2017

Aramco World - September 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.

The Hajj: An Appreciation

The Hajj: An Appreciation

BY Saudi Aramco World / /

In response to God's injunction to mankind prescribing the Pilgrimage to Mecca (the Koran, Sura III, verse 97), countless followers of Islam, rising yearly from the global ocean of humanity, have sallied forth to make the Hajj for almost 14 centuries.

Arabic Women’s Group helps build cultural bridges with ‘Arabian Nights’

Arabic Women’s Group helps build cultural bridges with ‘Arabian Nights’

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Ras Tanura’s (RT) Arabic Women’s Group is a significant multicultural group that builds bridges of understanding between the Arabic culture and other cultures within Saudi Aramco. Members enjoy monthly meetings that include educational and recreational speakers, product demonstrations, and design instruction.

Growing from a Seed to Plant

Growing from a Seed to Plant

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

From Pakistan International School, Al-Khober to Rahima Academy, Ras Tanura to Iqra University, Karachi to Prince Sattam University Al Kharj, is the long journey of my educational background and career.

Arabian Return Chapter XXVI: Oran's Trip to London

Arabian Return Chapter XXVI: Oran's Trip to London

BY Colleen Wilson / /

Oran found out on Wednesday that he was being sent to London for a week, starting February 13th, 1977, to recruit men for the Water Injection Operations in Udhailiyah. That was a pleasant surprise for him. I wasn't being sent on this trip with him, but really didn't want to go anyway, as it was still very cold there.

Zara Imran Celebrated Her 8th Happy Birthday

Zara Imran Celebrated Her 8th Happy Birthday

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

Zara Imran is the daughter of Imran Ahmed Khan Ghouri & Erum Imran and the granddaughter of Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan, Vice President of Saudi Aramco ex-Employees Association Karachi (SAEEA).

CNOOC Receives First Cargo from Saudi Aramco

CNOOC Receives First Cargo from Saudi Aramco

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) recently received the first-ever cargo of Arabian crude oil at its flagship Huizhou refinery in South China’s Guangdong Province.

Abqaiq: The Friendly City Gazette - July-August 2017

Abqaiq: The Friendly City Gazette - July-August 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.

Friends in Need in the Face of Hurricane Harvey

Friends in Need in the Face of Hurricane Harvey

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Our hearts go out to all those impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, to our fellow Aramcons living in the area, all those at Aramco Services Company, as well, their friends and families. For those who wish to donate to disaster relief efforts, here are just a few ways you can help.

Dow and Saudi Aramco Sign MOU for Potential Equity Ownership Restructure in Sadara Joint Venture

Dow and Saudi Aramco Sign MOU for Potential Equity Ownership Restructure in Sadara Joint Venture

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) and the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) today announced a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that sets forth a process for Dow to acquire an additional 15 percent ownership interest from Saudi Aramco in Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara), a joint venture developed by the two companies.

Summer Enrichment Program Offers New Concepts and Practices for Students

Summer Enrichment Program Offers New Concepts and Practices for Students

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The Saudi Aramco Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) has recently completed its 2017 session, and has fulfilled a fundamental shift in its concept, transforming from what had essentially been a basic English language course to a potentially life-changing experience for the young participants.

FDR and Hafeez Qureshi: Two Philatelists of Note

FDR and Hafeez Qureshi: Two Philatelists of Note

BY Aramco ExPats / /

In 1975, Saudi Aramco began construction of a series of gas plants at Shedgum, Uthmaniyah, Ju'aymah, Berri, Jubail, and Yanbu in the Eastern Province. At that time this was the largest gas gathering and processing system ever undertaken.

Tim Barger's New Collection of Stories: Christmas in Khobar

Tim Barger's New Collection of Stories: Christmas in Khobar

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Tim Barger’s new collection of stories, Christmas in Khobar, will be released soon. There are more tales of childhood adventures in the Dhahran of the fifties and sixties, as well as stories told to him and accounts of hapless situations he encountered in Riyadh and Jeddah as a 20 something adult.

Wealth Strategies Series: Family Wealth Transitions

Wealth Strategies Series: Family Wealth Transitions

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

What are you missing in your estate plan? An estate plan may have been created, but many plans are still missing crucial elements that can make or break the plan. Find out if you and your family are fully prepared with our complimentary checklist!

SAEEA 17th Reunion

SAEEA 17th Reunion

BY Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA) celebrated its 17th Reunion/7th Anniversary and Eid Millan on July 16, 2017 at Dreamworld Resort, Super Highway, Karachi.