Sakakah Camel Race and Al-Jowf, Saudi Arabia - Chapter IV

Sakakah Camel Race and Al-Jowf, Saudi Arabia - Chapter IV

BY Ted Seymour / /

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.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - May 02, 2018

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - May 02, 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

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.”

Saudi Aramco and SABIC Award Second Crude Oil-to-Chemicals (COTC) Project Management Contract to KBR

Saudi Aramco and SABIC Award Second Crude Oil-to-Chemicals (COTC) Project Management Contract to KBR

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

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 Very Merry Month of May

The Very Merry Month of May

BY Aramco ExPats / /

“The world’s favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May.” —Edwin Way Tale

Happy Moments

Happy Moments

BY Aramco ExPats / /

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.

Sakakah Camel Race and Al-Jowf, Saudi Arabia - Chapter III

Sakakah Camel Race and Al-Jowf, Saudi Arabia - Chapter III

BY Ted Seymour / /

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.

Aramco’s Market-Ready Converge® Polyols Answer Consumer Demand

Aramco’s Market-Ready Converge® Polyols Answer Consumer Demand

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Aramco Performance Materials (APM) returned this year to North America’s Foam Expo in March with market-ready carbon dioxide (CO2) polyols. Since its public debut last year, APM has attracted significant interest from major U.S. and global polyurethane manufacturers, as well as fabricators and end-users looking for strong product performance with improved sustainability features.

Saudi Aramco Sponsors Society of Petroleum Engineers - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition

Saudi Aramco Sponsors Society of Petroleum Engineers - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco is participating as a Diamond Sponsor and exhibitor in the Society of Petroleum Engineers KSA section’s Annual Technical Symposium & Exhibition (ATS&E). The event is taking place at the Dhahran Expo exhibition center from April 23-26, with the theme of “where energy meets intelligence” and will include a range of exhibitors, lectures, panel discussions and workshops in the field of petroleum engineering.

Popping Valves in Arabia

Popping Valves in Arabia

BY Aramco ExPats / /

How many of you readers can recognize the sound of a safety relief valve popping? Aramco annuitant Dr. Mohammed Ifteqaruddin, Badge Number 140948, can. For thirty-three years, Mohammed dedicated himself to issues relating to safety relief valves at facilities throughout the Kingdom...

Aramcons Describe The Hardships of Maintaining Bonds

Aramcons Describe The Hardships of Maintaining Bonds

BY Anushka Bose / /

One of the biggest hurdles of a Third Culture Kid is maintaining the friendships they formed while living outside their passport country as an expatriate or as a military child, where they spent a significant portion of their lives residing in a foreign country.

Sakakah Camel Race and Al-Jowf, Saudi Arabia - Chapter II

Sakakah Camel Race and Al-Jowf, Saudi Arabia - Chapter II

BY Ted Seymour / /

About 30 kilometers out of town, the camels had gathered from all over Northern Arabia ready for the 15 kilometer race across the desert. Ann Rhea wanted to go to the starting point so I drove her and her car to that location.

Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology - Spring 2018

Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology - Spring 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Micronized sealing co-polymer along with sized marble and graphite, seal off the fracture and strengthen the wellbore to enable the drilling of high overbalance wells.

Dimensions International Spring 2018

Dimensions International Spring 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

A digital rendering of the King Salman International Complex for Maritime Industries and Services shows the dramatic scale of the new Ras Al-Khair shipyard when completed.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - April 18, 2018

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - April 18, 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Wherever two rivers meet, one often renames the other. In Paris, the Seine takes in the Marne. In Allahabad, the Ganges subsumes the Yamuna. In St. Louis, the Mississippi swallows the Missouri. But in Sudan's capital, Khartoum, the Blue Nile and the White Nile arrive as equals in stature and equivalents in name, so at their confluence they both change their names as they become, for the next 3,000 kilometers to the Mediterranean Sea, the Nile or, in Arabic, bahr al-nil, the Nile Sea.

Proud Grandparent Rais Akhtar Welcomes Twins

Proud Grandparent Rais Akhtar Welcomes Twins

BY Aramco ExPats / /

It is with great pleasure that Rais Akhtar announces the birth of his grandchildren, a boy and a girl, born to his daughter, Wasiqa, on April 11, 2018.

Honoring the Memory of Someone Who Gave

Honoring the Memory of Someone Who Gave

BY / /

In July 2016, Laurene Ann Opdyke, wife of former Saudi Aramco pilot Richard Opdyke, passed away. While living in the Kingdom from 1980 to 1985 and again from 1997 to 2000, Laurene served as a nurse, dedicating herself to helping others. In loving memory, Richard established the Laurene Ann Opdyke Nursing Scholarship.

Women at EXPEC Advanced Research Center Network

Women at EXPEC Advanced Research Center Network

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

As an element in promoting diversity and inclusion, the Exploration and Petroleum Engineering Center (EXPEC) Advanced Research Center (ARC) established the Women at EXPEC ARC Network (WEN) in 2017 to focus on the development of women within the department.