National Construction Training Center Inauguration

National Construction Training Center Inauguration

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco and the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) inaugurated the National Construction Training Center (NCTC) today in Al-Nairiyah.

Sleigh Bells Ring in 1952 - Watch the Video!

Sleigh Bells Ring in 1952 - Watch the Video!

BY Tim Barger / /

It was the winter of 1952. Aramco had just produced its 300 millionth barrel of oil. The Administration building was so new that the parking lot is still unpaved.

The Memorable Fourth Toronto Reunion

The Memorable Fourth Toronto Reunion

BY Yasmin Farouk Khory / /

Aramco reunions are always fun as it brings back wonderful memories of our lives in Saudi Arabia.  Forty-two former Aramcons living in and around Toronto, including one who came all the way from Cleveland, Ohio, came together at the Bombay Palace Hotel, in Brampton.

Yanbu’ Refinery Earns International Accolades for Flare Optimization

Yanbu’ Refinery Earns International Accolades for Flare Optimization

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco’s Yanbu’ Refinery Department (YRD) recently won the prestigious International Green Apple Environment Award for its one-of-a-kind initiative “YRD Flare Optimization by 57%.” The award marks the first time a department in Saudi Aramco has won the award.

Saudi Aramco Hosts the National IT Academy Forum and Signs MOUs

Saudi Aramco Hosts the National IT Academy Forum and Signs MOUs

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco organized and hosted the National Information Technology Academy’s Executive Forum in Dhahran, where participants discussed a number of important topics that aim at developing human capital in the ICT sector and leveraging the role of the academy.

Tips for Making Your Holidays Merry

Tips for Making Your Holidays Merry

BY Aramco ExPats / /

If you’re tasked this holiday season with feeding a house full of hungry kith and kin, here are some ideas you might find helpful. Always remember that holidays like Christmas and New Years are meant to be days of joy, of celebration, of love. 

PIF Plans Cinema Venture with AMC Entertainment

PIF Plans Cinema Venture with AMC Entertainment

BY Saudi Gazette / /

Saudi Arabia’s main sovereign wealth fund said it planned to enter the cinema business with major US-based movie exhibition company AMC Entertainment Holdings, as the Kingdom lifts a 35-year-old ban on cinemas.

Annuities – Buyer Beware

Annuities – Buyer Beware

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

The complexity and fees of annuities almost always outweigh the positive aspects, as they are rarely the most optimal investment.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - December 13, 2017

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - December 13, 2017

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

In the Darajani textile market in Stone Town, the old historical district of Zanzibar City, the capital of Zanzibar, women shop amid dozens of vendors for kanga, above and below-right, which combine a vast variety of colors and patterns, from traditional to new-this-year. Uniquely, each kanga comes printed with words that carry many varieties of meaning, from well-known proverbs to popular song lyrics to poetry and personal statements.

Celebrating 40 Years at Berri

Celebrating 40 Years at Berri

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

A proud King smiles — a major milestone in the industrialization of his nation is about to be realized. As the monarch cuts the ceremonial ribbon the energy and excitement in the room is palpable. Saudi Arabia had just taken a giant leap in its industrial development — Berri Gas Plant (BGP) had come online.

Saudi Aramco Showcases Investment Opportunities For SMEs at Iktva 2017

Saudi Aramco Showcases Investment Opportunities For SMEs at Iktva 2017

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco today launched its annual flagship localization event, the iktva SMEs Forum and Exhibition 2017, with an agenda designed to raise the bar with a set of over 140 investment opportunities in localization valued at over $16 billion in several industrial and business sectors across the Saudi Arabian energy sector.

Arabian Return Chapter XXXVIII: Adjusting to Changes

Arabian Return Chapter XXXVIII: Adjusting to Changes

BY Colleen Wilson / /

So life went on. Sandy and Jack Adams had asked an Arab friend, Ahmed, to come to their condo one night to fix an Arab style dinner; so on Thursday, March 16th, 1978, Sheila, Keith, Oran and I, and a few people Sandy worked with, joined them to enjoy that. 

Making History for Jazan Region

Making History for Jazan Region

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The completion of Saudi Aramco’s Jazan refinery and terminal mega-project will herald the beginning of a historic new economic era for both the region and the Kingdom, president and CEO Amin Nasser said during a visit last week.

"Dear Folks": Chapter 18

"Dear Folks": Chapter 18

BY Ken Slavin / /

As Ken and Mildred Webster wrap up their long leave over the summer of 1955 – having completed a month-long tour of Scandinavia before returning to Ken’s hometown of Greenwich, Connecticut, to visit relatives and friends for the summer...