When Hormuzd Rassam went to work in January of 1846 as an assistant to Austen Henry Layard, Rassam was 19 years old and eager to help the man who had come from England to dig out a buried palace near Rassam’s home town of Mosul.
Hanging on the wall to the left of the desk in my study is a framed etching, “Chelsea,” by renowned American-born expat artist James A. McNeill Whistler. It dates from 1879 and depicts a long-since-removed wooden bridge stretching across the River Thames at Chelsea in London...
It was a Friday in January 1979, my only day off each week as a contractor to Aramco, and I was ready for an adventure. My American friend, Rob, drove from Al Khobar and arrived around 6 a.m. at the door of my single room in the Abqaiq contractors’ bachelor camp.
Blessed is He who made constellations in the skies and placed therein a lamp and a moon giving light; and it is He who made the night and day to follow each other: For such as have the will to celebrate His praises or to show their gratitude.
Perhaps the most fascinating site in the area is Dumah al-Jandal, an ancient city protected by the Ministry of Antiquities. This town was mentioned in the Old Testament in Genesis 25 and Isaiah 21.
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Under the patronage of HRH Governor of the Eastern Province Prince Saud ibn Nayef ibn ‘Abd Al-‘Aziz Al Sa’ud, Saudi Aramco on Sunday launched an ambitious environmental stewardship initiative to plant 1 million trees native to Saudi Arabia throughout the Kingdom by 2025.
Saudi Aramco has further expanded its In-Kingdom Total Value Add (IKTVA) program and strengthened its relationship with local industry players by awarding purchase agreements to 16 Saudi pressure vessels manufacturers.
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Saudi Aramco organized today the 2018 Contractors’ Exchange Conference under the theme “Deploying Technology for Effective Project Execution,” which hosted more than 400 project management professionals and executives from local and regional contracting companies.
Staff members from the Aramco Research Center-Detroit and Dhahran recently participated in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International World Congress and Exhibition in Detroit. Their contributions to the technical sessions illustrated Aramco’s advances with engine and fuels research and technology.
A few weeks back I was shopping for groceries when I heard the man behind the seafood counter say to the customer standing next to me, “It’s a real doozy!” He was referring to a monstrous king salmon large enough to feed an army arrayed in a bed of ice in a nearby cooler.
This past March 16th, 2018, Grace and Bob Banta celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary aboard the cruise ship, Caribbean Princess, by reenacting the wedding ceremony and by renewing their vows.
The two-day festival included a fabric fair. Handmade carpets from the area were entered into a competition. The vocational training school displayed carpets, electrical models, furniture and other products made by the local students.
Using a touchscreen, children play the sounds of musical instruments in a display at “America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far” at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. “The play of the exhibit is nothing new to kids,” says Lizzy Martin, the museum’s director of exhibit development. “It’s the uniqueness of how we layer the cultures onto what they are playing with.”
H.E. Khalid A. Al Falih, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Saudi Aramco, has announced the appointment of five new members to the Saudi Aramco Board of Directors.
Saudi Aramco and SABIC Award Second Crude Oil-to-Chemicals (COTC) Project Management Contract to KBR
In a second significant step toward the implementation of Saudi Aramco and SABIC’s fully-integrated crude oil-to-chemicals (COTC) complex in Saudi Arabia, the two partners have awarded a contract to KBR, a leading global provider of project management, and professional & engineering services in the petrochemicals industry, for the COTC project management and front-end engineering and design (FEED).
“The world’s favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May.” —Edwin Way Tale
In January 2018, Mohammed Ifteqaruddin visited Makka Mukrrama to perform Umrah. After Umrah, he met his two daughters, Aneesa and Ruqaiyah Iftekhar, along with his grandchildren and sons-in-law now working in Jeddah.
The festivities continued throughout the night. Young camels and sheep were slaughtered for the evening meal. The men gathered on mats around large trays of Kapsa, rice mixed with spices. Hot camel or mutton, with the bones, was placed on top of the rice. Each man would eat by dipping his right hand into the rice and meat.