A Buckeye in Arabia

A Buckeye in Arabia

BY Aramco ExPats / /

People from the state of Ohio are known as “Buckeyes.” For readers unfamiliar with the term, buckeye trees are members of the Horsechestnut Family, and there are more than a dozen species. One of those species is Aesculus glabra, commonly known as the Ohio buckeye.

Announcing Austin Hafla 2018 Committee Chairs

Announcing Austin Hafla 2018 Committee Chairs

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Your Austin Hafla 2018 cohosts, Bill & Judy Walker and David & Vicki Jessich, are pleased to announce these chairpeople for our reunion at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines from Sept. 16th through the morning of Sept. 19th, 2018. Our Hafla Sign-in and Registration Desk will open a day early on Saturday, Sept. 15th...

Shaikh Amin's Encounters with Aramcons: A Photo Series - Photo 2

Shaikh Amin's Encounters with Aramcons: A Photo Series - Photo 2

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Shaikh Amin, retired chief photographer of Aramco, is currently on his yearly tour of the USA to attend the annual Photographic Society of America conference and spend time with his family. In this photo, Shaikh joins the family of Azmat Deane who joined Aramco in 1954.

Saudi Aramco Participates in the Future Investment Initiative 2017

Saudi Aramco Participates in the Future Investment Initiative 2017

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco participated in Future Investment Initiative (FII) 2017, a major gathering of global business and policy influencers organized by the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) and held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 24–26, 2017.

Fueling Prosperity Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow at AAPG-SEG 2017

Fueling Prosperity Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow at AAPG-SEG 2017

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Speaking at this year’s American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) International Conference and Exhibition, Ibraheem M. Assa’adan, vice president of Exploration with Saudi Aramco, discussed how geosciences had fueled decades of success for hydrocarbons — the substance that changed human civilization and propelled economic prosperity over the past century.

Aramco Trading Company Recognized for Helping Pave the New Silk Road

Aramco Trading Company Recognized for Helping Pave the New Silk Road

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The New Silk Road is an increasingly popular term referring to an emerging network of infrastructure, enhanced transportation routes, and widening economic and energy corridors between the Far East and Europe, with the Arabian Gulf region as the geographical nexus enabling this growth.

Donkey Riding in Dhahran

Donkey Riding in Dhahran

BY Aramco ExPats / /

If you are a baby boomer that grew up in America in the ’50s, chances are you remember a children’s song called “Donkey Riding.” The lyrics to the first few stanzas go like this:

Fire and Rain

Fire and Rain

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Our concern for Aramco ExPats affected by the series of natural disasters that have struck in the United States and its territories in recent months continues to grow. First, there were the hurricanes: Harvey, Irma, Maria, and others. Now there’s fire in California to add flames to their rain.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - October 18, 2017

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - October 18, 2017

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

From the mid-10th century ce one of history's great scientific eras began to flourish across Islamic lands. Like the European Renaissance, it was marked as much by cultural exchange, synthesis and dialog as it was by individual discovery.

Dimensions International - Fall 2017

Dimensions International - Fall 2017

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

In this edition: Seismic: pushing the boundaries in frontier exploration | Bringing Zuluf GOSP-3 back online | Building the first booster gas compressor station facilities in the Kingdom | UAVs take flight for explorationists

Taking a Closer Look at the ‘Hydrogen Economy’

Taking a Closer Look at the ‘Hydrogen Economy’

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

A recent joint symposium between Saudi Aramco and the Japan Cooperation Center, Petroleum (JCCP) held in Tokyo featured the theme “The Global Perspective of the Hydrogen Economy.”

Saudi Aramco Participates in the 2nd International C4I Conference

Saudi Aramco Participates in the 2nd International C4I Conference

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco is participating in the 2nd International C4I (Command, Control, Communication, Computer, and Intelligence) Conference to be held from October 17 to 19, 2017 in Riyadh under the patronage of HRH Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud, the Crown Prince, Deputy President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Defense.

Aramco Professionals Honored with SPE International Awards

Aramco Professionals Honored with SPE International Awards

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

For more than 90 years, the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) has created a platform for sharing technical ideas in oil and gas exploration and production, and serving as a place for industry to debut its latest technologies.

Arabian Return Chapter XXXII: New Construction Everywhere

Arabian Return Chapter XXXII: New Construction Everywhere

BY Colleen Wilson / /

Construction of new camp facilities was progressing at a rapid pace, too. Work was underway to widen and pave the road to the new townhouses, now 25th St, and the north perimeter road. As new housing areas and the additional 9 holes of the Golf Course were being completed, the camp was expanding to the west toward the highway to Dhahran.

Gas Turbine Facility Inaugurated Under Saudi Aramco-Mitsubishi Hitachi Strategic Partnership

Gas Turbine Facility Inaugurated Under Saudi Aramco-Mitsubishi Hitachi Strategic Partnership

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

“The inauguration of a maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility for gas and steam turbines and compressors represents a new milestone in the fruitful cooperation with Saudi Aramco's strategic partner, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Ltd.,” said Mohammed Y. Al Qahtani, Saudi Aramco's senior vice president of Upstream.

SEG Participation Signals Aramco's Geophysical Excellence

SEG Participation Signals Aramco's Geophysical Excellence

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The world needs a healthy geophysical industry. Connecting applied geophysics to the business is more important than ever as operators look to lower costs and identify economically viable exploration and production opportunities.

Interview with Tim Barger about Christmas in Khobar

Interview with Tim Barger about Christmas in Khobar

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Aramco Expats correspondent Grace Gail Malone interviews Tim Barger about his new book. "Your new collection of stories is entitled Christmas in Khobar. The name comes from one of your stories, but aren’t you concerned that a wider audience might not have even heard of the place?"