Creating and Sustaining an Innovation Culture

Creating and Sustaining an Innovation Culture

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

What do you get when you put an inventor, industrial design specialist, patent attorney, commercialization and licensing specialist, and entrepreneurial specialist together in one room for three days? The answer is the ultimate mentorship accelerator for taking great ideas to market.

Arabian Return Chapter XXII: New Lease on Life

Arabian Return Chapter XXII: New Lease on Life

BY Colleen Wilson / /

Oran was able to take his resignation retraction letter by his boss’s office before he caught the morning plane back to 'Udhailiyah on Wednesday, September 22nd, 1976. With a new lease on life, I had a spring to my step as I went to the Post Office to mail Vicky's birthday card...

Reducing Power Consumption with a World’s First in Automation Technology

Reducing Power Consumption with a World’s First in Automation Technology

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Southern Area Oil Operations has successfully completed the world’s first pilot project to implement Advanced Process Control (APC) technology in the Khurais oil field to reduce power consumption by efficiently managing electrical submersible pumps (ESPs) that are located inside the well. This cutting-edge technology positions Saudi Aramco as a leader of automation technology in conventional oil fields.

JHAH Wellbeing Magazine - July 2017

JHAH Wellbeing Magazine - July 2017

BY Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare / /

Welcome to the Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare Wellbeing Magazine, where the latest health and wellness news, and current and upcoming events, is available at the click of a button.

Saudi Aramco and Partners Shatter Supercomputing Record

Saudi Aramco and Partners Shatter Supercomputing Record

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and ANSYS (a global leader in engineering simulation) have set a new supercomputing milestone by scaling ANSYS® Fluent® to nearly 200,000 processor cores — enabling organizations to make critical and cost-effective decisions faster and increase the overall efficiency of oil and gas production facilities.

Beginning Anew: One Man’s Journey

Beginning Anew: One Man’s Journey

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The story we share with you this week is told by an Aramco brat, Erik Hebert, whose parents Cindy and Byron many of our readers know. Cindy taught first and second grade in the Kingdom while Byron worked in materials supply and project management for Dhahran Hospital Development.

Not the May Ball II - Dhahran Rugby Reunion

Not the May Ball II - Dhahran Rugby Reunion

BY Karen Jennings / /

A group of 60 former Dhahran Rugby Union Football Club (DRUFC) players and other ex-Aramcons attended a reunion weekend in Chester, England, in July 2017. The event, known as “Not the May Ball II”, was based on the original Rugby Club May Ball, which was one of the highlights of the Dhahran social calendar.

Arabian Return Chapter XXI: The Pendulum Swings

Arabian Return Chapter XXI: The Pendulum Swings

BY Colleen Wilson / /

The day before had been invigorating and uplifting, so we went to our breakfast in the Dining Hall with the other regulars in a much better mood, but the rest of the day was just routine. Back at the apartment, we discussed the pros and cons of Oran's resignation and different possibilities.

Facts & Figures 2016

Facts & Figures 2016

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The Facts & Figures booklet is a statistical compendium of our 2016 Annual Review and includes oil and gas reserves and production figures for year-end 2016 as well as other valuable figures, and a brief summary of key developments.

FUELCOM Scientists Scoop Top Award

FUELCOM Scientists Scoop Top Award

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Scientists from Saudi Aramco’s Fuel Technology Program (FUELCOM) recently won the prestigious 2017 Harry L. Horning Memorial Award, a sign that the company’s Research and Development Center (R&DC) is well on its way toward changing the way automakers design future car engines and the fuels they use.

Young Employees Take Center Stage in Master Gas System Expansion

Young Employees Take Center Stage in Master Gas System Expansion

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

In the heart of the desert, and close to Pump Station 3, which is only 100 kilometers from Riyadh, there is a story worth telling — a story whose heroes are young Saudis working at Saudi Aramco facilities who are involved with the important achievement of building the first two booster compressor stations in the Kingdom.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - July 26, 2017

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - July 26, 2017

BY AramcoWorld / /

"It’s important that each message speaks to the local community but also has a universal significance,” says eL Seed, who last year on a facade of the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston, Texas, translated into Arabic and rendered into calligraffiti a quote from city founder Sam Houston: “Knowledge is the food of genius, and my son, let no opportunity escape you to treasure up knowledge."

Goodbye, Saudi Arabia

Goodbye, Saudi Arabia

BY William Bauer and Leah Schmidt / /

I never intended to become an English teacher. But, I had always intended to come to Saudi Arabia. Twelve years ago I was on a train making my way to interview for a place to read Arabic at Leeds. I had never visited the Middle East, nor even heard Arabic spoken. In truth, I had little idea about anything.

SyPD and KAUST Initiate a Pioneering Ecological Research Project

SyPD and KAUST Initiate a Pioneering Ecological Research Project

BY KAUST / /

In line with Shaybah Producing Department strategy to establish partnerships with elite academic institutions, Professor Daniele Daffonchio and research scientist Dr. Ramona Marasco of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) spent three days in Shaybah undertaking deep desert ecological fieldwork.

Seismic: Pushing the Boundaries in Frontier Exploration

Seismic: Pushing the Boundaries in Frontier Exploration

BY The Arabian Sun / /

When the early pioneers set foot in Saudi Arabia in the 1930s, their mission was simple: explore for oil. Those early years were fraught with hope and disappointment in equal measure — but persistency paid off.

Arabian Return Chapter XX: Night Visit with the Bedouin

Arabian Return Chapter XX: Night Visit with the Bedouin

BY Colleen Wilson / /

There would be another cocktail party, dinner, and performance by the "Creative Source Group" in 'Udhailiyah Tuesday night, so that afternoon I went in a taxi to the airstrip with Trish Miller and Sharon Green, waiting there 45 minutes for the late plane to arrive. 

This Road to Arabia Leads Through Seoul

This Road to Arabia Leads Through Seoul

BY Aramco ExPats / /

On occasion, the timing of things, the intersection of events in a person’s life, works out better when left alone than it would have otherwise had we planned everything in advance. Call it serendipity or luck or kismet or anything you like.

Announcing the Graduation of Jacob Swayne

Announcing the Graduation of Jacob Swayne

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Jacob Chingo Swayne graduated from Osan American High School - DoDEA at the Osan Air Base in South Korea. The commencement ceremony was held on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. On the Monday night preceding the ceremony, the 2017 graduating class of 33 students and their families were treated to a buffet dinner hosted by OAHS.