Aramco today (Monday, Feb. 6) announced a strategic partnership with Zoom and an increase in funding for Wa’ed Ventures. The announcements were made at the second edition of LEAP, a major international technology conference held annually in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Mirza Ahsan Saleem weds Kinza Akram on December 13, 2022 in Karachi. Ahsan Saleem is the son of Mirza Saleem Baig who is an ex-employee (#75472) of the Medical Services Organization, Ras Tanura Saudi Aramco.
Chemical engineer Yasir Ahmed Shaikh, son of Saudi Aramco retiree Manzoor Shaikh (#72818), and Simrah Tanveer tied the wedding knot on December 26, 2022. A group of friends from the Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA) attended the wedding reception along with their families.
In the center of Derb Sultan, Halifi looks to where a local boy points toward his house. “True architecture reflects society and sets out to solve its problems,” he says. “People who don't know Casa," he adds, "may not know where the fiction ends and the reality begins."
This past week, I have been feeling ever so nostalgic about one particular aspect of Dhahran—its Tandoori House-Olive Garden Restaurant. Housed under one roof, the unique fusion restaurant boasted a menu of Indian, Chinese, and Italian food. Oh, how I miss the food there!
Yallah! Yallah! Reunion Registration is now Open! Marhaba, Brats! Registration is finally open for the 2023 Biennial Aramco BrAt Reunion and we can't wait to see you! The 2023 AramcoBrat Reunion will be held June 8 - 12, 2023 at The Woodlands Resort in Texas! Reserve your rooms NOW! The Woodlands Resort calls itself “an oasis beneath the pines” – how perfect is that? Our Brat Oasis!
The extract and photos below are taken from My Sporting Life published in 2021 by Mike Sullivan. He dedicated it to the memory of his granddaughter, Maisie Sullivan, 2006 – 2014. All proceeds from the book were donated to Acorn’s Children’s Hospice in Worcester.
From the Jan. 26, 1977 edition of The Arabian Sun. Lofco's Orville Fisher drilled and completed 28 wells (22 percent of the total 126 wells drilled in 1976) to win the top position of the year in the drilling competition.
From the Jan. 29, 1986 edition of The Arabian Sun. Maxine Steineke Goad, daughter of Max Steineke, the man who cracked Saudi Arabia's geological code, returned to Dhahran recently with two of her children in what might be described as a "roots" trip.
The last time teams from Dhahran traveled to Dubai for a baseball tournament was the spring of 2019. Later that fall, a second contingent traveled to Singapore for a tournament.
When you’ve worked for Aramco for 37 years, it can be hard to decide what is your proudest moment. But for Yousef A. Al Ulyan — who recently retired as the vice president of Information Technology (IT) — the answer comes easily.
On January 21st, 2023, we arranged a dinner party at our house for celebrations. One was for cousin Talha who was recently married to Namrah. It was also my mother Erum Imran’s birthday the same day and my mami, Samia Siddiqui’s birthday the following day, so we celebrated with our family.
Young Iqbal Ahmed Khan was a bright child. For his family, it was a dream come true when he was admitted to DJ Government Science College Karachi, having secured first division in his matriculation. His one goal was to enter the only engineering college in Karachi: NED Government Engineering College. With further determination, he secured 12th position on the Intermediate Examination administered by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Karachi which got him into NED College with ease.
The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Middle East Chapter (MEC) Professional Development Conference and Exhibition took place in Bahrain recently, bringing together industry leaders and subject matter experts to focus on “Sustaining HSE Excellence.”
The last two weeks before the year ended, I decided to revisit and read a book that I hold near and dear to my heart, a story whose theme resonates with my personal journey as well as the collective journey of Expats in the Middle East (and beyond).
Did you ever imagine it would be so invigorating to see your Aramco friends again? 2022 was chock full of good times. Aramcons gathered from all over to take part in reunions and special occasions, eager to reconnect with old friends and create new memories. Our coverage of the events was among our readers' favorites and reflecting back on the year's highlights shows us what an incredible year we had in 2022.
Every club has a constitution, officials, and supporters and Dharan Rugby Union Football Club was no exception. Its first constitution established the Club in 1973/74, but a new one was adopted in 1976/77 when DRUFC became an Aramco self-directed AEA Group. Strip worn by the players went through a similar process.
Aramco has announced the appointment of four people to senior vice president positions in the company. The appointments all became effective Jan. 1. Sulaiman M. Ababtain as a senior vice president, leading SOFON Holding. Yahya A. Abu Shal as a senior vice president, he previously had been appointed the CEO of Sadara. Meshari M. Alshaikhmubarak as senior vice president of the Office of the Chairman. Abdullah S. Al-Suwailem as a senior vice president and president and CEO for the Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petrochemical (SATORP).
From the Jan. 23, 1974 edition of The Arabian Sun. Aramco chairman of the board Frank Jungers exhibits major league form as he throws out the first ball to open the 1974 Arabian Little League series at King's Road Stadium in Dhahran.
Abdullah S. Al-Suwailem has been appointed as a senior vice president and president and CEO for the Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petrochemical (SATORP), effective Jan. 1, 2023. Al-Suwailem has more than 32 years of experience in the Refining & Petrochemical business and has held different managerial and executive positions in Aramco, its affiliates, and joint ventures.