The next day, Monday, it was back to normal. Estella and I went to breakfast in the Dining Hall and met a new wife, Jerry Hook, then went to the pool and stayed all morning. That Wednesday evening, Oran and I went to the Kaul’s before going with them to a performance by "Archie Bell and The LaDrells".
Were you to throw a dart at a map of the world hung on a wall from ten paces away and hit a continent and not an ocean, chances are you’d find an ex-Aramcon or two living somewhere close by wherever your dart landed. The geographic spread of our readership suggests that...
Apprentices at the Jiddah Industrial Training Center (JITC) held their heads up high during the first “Text Neck Syndrome” awareness campaign as part of the “2017 Year of Health” series. Summer Program B participant and JITC health team member Bandar Al-Harbi delivered an eye-opening presentation designed to raise awareness of the syndrome with more than 200 apprentices, along with staff, in attendance.
Operations and Business Services (O&BS) has a unique approach when it comes to engaging employees and unearthing the hidden talent within its organization. It organizes competitions that O&BS employees can enter as individuals on an equal footing without having to follow the usual hierarchical procedure of first obtaining management permission.
Saudi Aramco’s College Preparatory Program (CPP) students, who sat for Advanced Placement (AP) International Exams during a two-week period earlier this year, not only achieved the highest AP exam grades of any previous class of CPP students but also surpassed global averages in all of the subjects tested.
From across the Gulf Cooperation Council, well-being practitioners gathered in Bahrain last week to discuss the benefits of investing in the well-being of employees, on the theme of “Accelerating Workplace Health and Performance Globally.”
The beach facilities at Qurrayah that were being constructed by the company for Abqaiq and Udhailiyah residents were not completed yet, but a site had been established north of the Seawater Plant. Our friend, Jack Hayes, who lived on the Construction Barge there, said he had been working on the site by bulldozing huge amounts of sand onto the beach itself and into the water.
Inspection tools and techniques form the backbone to ensure reliable and safe operations across our facilities, as they provide the basis for effective corrosion and asset integrity management. Combatting chronic corrosion and integrity issues involves using innovative inspection techniques and equipment along with traditional methods.
Few people in history have had the impact on their nation that Abdul Aziz ibn Abdur Rahman ibn Faisal al Saud, better known as ibn Saud, had on his. Conqueror, warrior, leader, visionary, commanding in presence, fearless in battle, cunning in negotiations...
This story from Christmas in Khobar has never been published before. In part, it’s about the miracle of receiving a shipment which for Aramcon families in the fifties was like Christmas in July.
Reilly Financial Advisors was recently named to the 2017 Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers list, one of the most prestigious awards for those in the RIA industry!
The meeting of Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA) was held on Sept 16, 2017, at Kamal Farooqi’s office. The meeting started with a recitation of Holy Quran by the President, Kamal A. Farooqui.
Abdulaziz Al-Abdulkarim, vice president for Procurement & Supply Chain Management in Saudi Aramco, spoke in a panel discussion during the BIBAN SMEs Forum 2017, organized by the Small and Medium Enterprises Authority (Monsha’at) and held on September 17-20, 2017, in Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center (RICEC).
The snowpack crunched as her feet hit the ground. The Arctic air needled her face. The bright red air taxi fitted with skis had just deposited Raha Moharrak and seven other climbers at base camp, 2,200 meters above sea level on the Kahiltna Glacier, amid the snowy massifs of the Alaska Range. That’s when veteran climbing guide Dave Hahn walked up to the group and looked each of them in the eyes.
Shortly after my arrival in Saudi Arabia in 1978, I was assigned to a Gas Oil Separation Plant (GOSP) construction site, Ain Dar GOSP-4, which was a one-hour drive from my new home in Abqaiq.
Twice in recent weeks, major hurricanes have visited themselves upon the U.S. mainland, wreaking vast destruction with their waters and winds, claiming innocent lives in their fury, leaving enormous damage in their wakes for survivors to overcome.
Planning is underway for the 2018 Austin Hafla Annuitants Reunion and by all accounts, volunteers who were able to attend the first meeting in Austin, Texas had a good time. Here's what co-hosts Bill and Judy Walker, and David and Vicki Jessich, had to say:
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, Tareck Elass (son of late Majed Elass, former Vice President of Government Affairs and Board Member) is seen with his family visiting Shaikh at his son's residence in Princeton, New Jersey in July of 2017.
The Construction Industry Institute (CII) recently recognized Saudi Aramco’s East-West Pipelines Projects Department for its outstanding application of CII best practices on the Master Gas System Expansion (Phase 1) – Booster Gas Compression Stations project.
Saudi Aramco, a fully-integrated, global energy and chemicals enterprise and a world leader in exploration and production, refining and distribution, and the world’s top exporter of crude oil and natural gas liquids, has entered into a technology licensing agreement with NOMADD Desert Solar Solutions...