R.I.P. to a Great American Hero

R.I.P. to a Great American Hero

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Aramcons the world over were greatly saddened this past week by the news of the passing of the 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush, at the age of 94. Those of us who were living and working in Saudi Arabia at the time remember with deep appreciation the dramatic and decisive steps President Bush took in 1990–91 during the First Gulf War as leader of the coalition that drove the forces of Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait and ended a dire existential threat to the Kingdom itself.

As Temperatures Fall, Activities Spring to Life in the Kingdom

As Temperatures Fall, Activities Spring to Life in the Kingdom

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The sun has long been considered the engine of life — the element that nourishes and gives energy. Some studies even show that the weather has a significant effect on our mood, our outlook, and our degree of happiness or sadness.

SAEA Celebrates Festival of Colors

SAEA Celebrates Festival of Colors

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Thousands of visitors recently flocked to the King’s Park area for the 2018 Festival of Colors, the Saudi Aramco Employees Association’s annual fall festival.

Martin MacIntyre: A Story with Teeth

Martin MacIntyre: A Story with Teeth

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Through the years, Aramco has valued and supported the people in its service less like employees and more like cherished members of an extended family. Witness the extraordinary health care services they long have offered ExPats and their families, delivered by world-class...

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - November 28, 2018

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - November 28, 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Ever since camels gradually fell into the service of people in the arid lands of Arabia, Africa and Asia about 4,000 years ago, they have evoked wonderment. Their domestication, late compared with other species, had a profound influence on the societies of these vast territories through the exchange of ideas and the interaction of languages as well as culture both intangible and material.

Saudi Aramco Downstream Strategy to Combine Organic Growth with Strategic Acquisitions, Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser says at GPCA Forum 2018

Saudi Aramco Downstream Strategy to Combine Organic Growth with Strategic Acquisitions, Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser says at GPCA Forum 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco President and CEO Amin H. Nasser today told delegates attending the 13th annual Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) Forum that a key Saudi Aramco objective is to bring its downstream business to the same prominence as its upstream, as the company undergoes substantial expansions in refining, marketing and lubes.

Higher Learning

Higher Learning

BY Tim Barger / /

We’ve all gone to school for endless years but it’s rare to remember a certain day when you actually learned two things. In 1952, I went to Dhahran Kindergarten in the portable that later became the infamous Teen Canteen. In First grade, I went to the portable close by that eventually became the Hobby Shop. What a great place. Anyone could come in and use all this marvelous equipment: drill presses, table saws, grinders, belt sanders and the like.

Saudi Aramco Signs Deals Worth $27.5 Billion with Suppliers

Saudi Aramco Signs Deals Worth $27.5 Billion with Suppliers

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco hosted its 4th IKTVA Forum & Exhibition this week at the Dhahran Expo Center in Dammam, attracting more than 1,000 local and international energy-sector service and equipment suppliers, manufacturers and small and medium enterprises to explore available investment opportunities with Saudi Aramco in the upstream, chemicals, utilities, non-metallic, IT and cybersecurity, and other areas.

Supply Chain Success Stories: Five IKTVA Partners Showcase Saudi Aramco’s Win-win Local Content Strategy

Supply Chain Success Stories: Five IKTVA Partners Showcase Saudi Aramco’s Win-win Local Content Strategy

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco’s In-Kingdom Total Value Add (IKTVA) program is designed to locally source the company’s massive supply chain by incentivizing investment by international and local equipment and service providers, and small and medium enterprises (SMEs). More than 400 companies supplying 24 commodities are currently IKTVA partners, working with the energy and chemicals giant to drive domestic value creation for mutual benefit.

King Salman Inaugurates New Mining and Industrial Hub Wa'ad Al Shamal

King Salman Inaugurates New Mining and Industrial Hub Wa'ad Al Shamal

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The inauguration of the Wa’ad Al Shammal mining and industrial project in northern Saudi Arabia today by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud marked a major milestone in Saudi Aramco’s long term strategy to increase gas supply in support of the Kingdom’s economic diversification program to generate growth in new sectors.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah – Fall 2018

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah – Fall 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah is a twice-yearly magazine distributed to retired employees and adult children of the Saudi Aramco Enterprise.

Saudi Aramco Honors Top Local Vendors at 2018 Quality Forum

Saudi Aramco Honors Top Local Vendors at 2018 Quality Forum

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco today honored four local Saudi vendors for delivering quality goods during a ceremony held in conjunction with the 2018 Saudi Aramco Quality Forum, organized under the theme “Toward Quality Excellence.”

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - November 14, 2018

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - November 14, 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

I was taken to visit a grazing herd amid the sandy reaches between Riyadh and Hail, Saudi Arabia. I kept a bit of distance, and an inquisitive camel (a female, I was told) approached at an ambling, padding lope.

The Seven Wonders of Arabia, Part I: Madâin Sâlih

The Seven Wonders of Arabia, Part I: Madâin Sâlih

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Not long ago, when we mentioned to an annuitant who’d lived in the Kingdom for close to 30 years that AramcoExPats was planning a series of articles on “The Seven Wonders of Arabia,” she asked the inevitable question most Americans seem pre-programmed to ask in such situations...

Mel Knotts Steps Down After 30 Years with Company

Mel Knotts Steps Down After 30 Years with Company

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Melton (Mel) E. Knotts, associate general counsel and assistant secretary to the Saudi Aramco Board of Directors, recently bid farewell to the company after 30 years of service.