Since my gasping, near-death introduction to smoking a hubbly bubbly in Jeddah on my first camping trip in Kingdom in 1989, I had been on a mission to purchase one of these pipes - not to smoke, but for what they represented...
When you are in the leadership game, resting on your laurels is not an option. Such is the case for Aramco’s Upstream research arm, the EXPEC Advanced Research Center (EXPEC ARC), which keeps marching forward even during these unprecedented times.
Surrounded by the delightful sights and sounds of the Dhahran Nursery, Aramco’s president and CEO Amin Nasser launched two programs on Friday, October 16: Community Services’ Green Communities initiative and the 2020 Flower Season.
I was deeply saddened at news today of the death of Cliff Peterson back in April due to complications from advanced Parkinson’s Disease. I never met Cliff in person, but he became an important online friend during my first year in Saudi—the loneliest year when I was away from my family and often out left exploring by myself.
"Beautiful memories tell our story and wrap themselves in ribbons of the heart" ~Flavia Cacace. December 27, 2003 was an important and special day for me as post-lunch I had to deliver a forty-minute presentation at the 2003 Inspection Technical Exchange Meeting which took place at the Dammam Aramco Office Auditorium.
About an hour’s drive from Riyadh begins an off-road route of the same duration. The path is marked, but it is not the classic sandy desert. And as the car begins to vibrate and the wheels struggle to navigate the rocky rubble...
Amid the four dozen tile and ceramic murals representing the provinces of Spain in Seville’s Plaza de España, these painted tiles from Ciudad Real show Don Quixote, in armor as the noble knight he fancied himself to be, preparing to battle windmills together with his squire Sancho Panza.
First thing in the morning, I checked in at our admin offices and turned in my passport for safekeeping. The day prior, I had just returned from my first R&R. Now, back at the office...
Saudi Aramco president and CEO Amin Nasser has been named Energy Intelligence’s Energy Executive of the Year for 2020 by a selection committee of global energy industry executives. He received the peer-selected award and delivered a speech at the inaugural Energy Intelligence Forum 2020, which is being held virtually Oct. 13-15.
Saudi Aramco Ex-employee Association (SAEEA) Pakistan member and Aramco annuitant Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan recently visited DANzoo, the Day and Night Safari Park in Bahria Town Karachi, along with his family.
The monthly progress meeting of Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA) was held on September 26, 2020 at Faran Club, Karachi.
The beautiful thing about holidays is that it means something inimitably different to us all. While we all coalesce and come together during holidays, certain traditions and sentiments are unique to each person or family’s story.
With only 9% of the world’s economy being circular, this leaves a massive business and environmental opportunity to reuse or recycle 91% of the global economy’s resources. Most of today’s global economy operates in a linear way, where raw materials — instead of being reused, refurbished, or recycled — end up discarded as waste.
‘/the social dilemma_’ Forces Us to Tackle Tough Questions About Ourselves and the World in Which We Live
If social media were a book written by Jeff Orlowski, he just might open it in Dickensian fashion: “It was the best of tools, it was the worst of tools.” But make no mistake about it, the director of “/the social dilemma_,” has a message that leads watchers to trend to the latter.
Retirement, as defined by the Cambridge Dictionary, is the act of leaving your job and stopping working, usually because you are old. It's a rather frank definition and may ruffle a few feathers among Aramco annuitants who find they don't think of themselves as old at all.
Aramco is rarely the first word that pops into people’s minds when it comes to coffee, but in the Kingdom’s west, the company has been helping coffee farmers improve the quality of their products and increasing the region’s share.
I have never had real biryani. I have been told this by a Pakistani cab driver, an Afghani baker, an Indian writer, an Emirati student and other self-proclaimed authorities on the relationship of rice, meat, vegetables and spices. I concede that in one sense they are right.
King Salman Energy Park (SPARK) has become the first industrial city in the world to receive Silver Level accreditation for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
Aramco and the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ), in partnership with SABIC, have successfully demonstrated the production and shipment of blue ammonia from Saudi Arabia to Japan with support from the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.