Dhahran Hosts Fastest Swimmers in the Eastern Province

Dhahran Hosts Fastest Swimmers in the Eastern Province

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The best swimmers from nine squads competed last weekend in the 2023 Eastern Province Swimming Association (EPSA) Championships, which was hosted by the Dhahran Youth Swim League (DYSL) swim team. DYSL won top team honors, with the Khobar Lasers earning second and the Blue Marlins coming in third.

Announcing Excursions for the 8th UK Aramcons Reunion

Announcing Excursions for the 8th UK Aramcons Reunion

BY Aramco ExPats / /

If you have registered to attend the upcoming 8th UK Aramcons Reunion, we are looking forward to your arrival. For those who are pondering whether to join us, we would love to welcome you if even for one day!

First 20-Year Woman to Retire - 1962

First 20-Year Woman to Retire - 1962

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the May 30, 1962 edition of The Sun and Flare. Barbara St. John, the first woman to be hired for Aramco's foreign service, received her 20-year pin from retiring vice president W.R. Cooper in a special ceremony held May 27. Also the first woman to have completed two decades of service with Aramco and affiliated companies...

'Water Is Life. Save It.' A Slogan to Remember - 1985

'Water Is Life. Save It.' A Slogan to Remember - 1985

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the May 29, 1985 edition of The Arabian Sun. From 'Udhailiyah to Ras Tanura, Aramcons of all ages turned out May 11-17 for the company's first quad-area Water Conservation Week. Many watched or participated in specifically organized soccer, racquetball, softball, or golf tournaments.

Talal H. Al Marri Appointed as Senior Vice President of Community Services

Talal H. Al Marri Appointed as Senior Vice President of Community Services

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Talal H. Al Marri has been appointed as senior vice president of Saudi Aramco Community Services, effective June 1, 2023. Previous to this, Al Marri served as vice president of Public Affairs since September 2021. As Public Affairs vice president, Al Marri oversaw a diverse portfolio...

Young Employees Dig into Aramco’s History

Young Employees Dig into Aramco’s History

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Key milestones in Aramco’s 90-year history — from the signing of the oil concession agreement in 1933 to the IPO in 2019 — were discussed by a group of young employees at Ithra. The event was the latest from the Young Leaders Advisory Board (YLAB)...

Saudi Aramco Schools Intersession Activities - 1990

Saudi Aramco Schools Intersession Activities - 1990

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the May 23, 1990 edition of The Arabian Sun. "School's out! School's out! What will I do, Mom?” Stateside moms despair to hear that question. Not so here. The problem for most Aramco schoolchildren during intersession was not boredom at what to choose from the array of activities offered by the schools in all areas.

AramcoWorld - May 2023

AramcoWorld - May 2023

BY AramcoWorld / /

AramcoWorld, Saudi Aramco's flagship publication, is widely recognized as a leading source of nonpolitical coverage of the history, geography, arts and cultures of Saudi Arabia, the Middle East and the wider Islamic world, with an emphasis on the interweavings of the plural cultures of East and West, past and present.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections -  May 24, 2023

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - May 24, 2023

BY AramcoWorld / /

From her home in Muscat, capital of Oman, Safiya Ahmad Al Lawati is using peach-colored thread to embroider a cap known in Omani Arabic as a kummah. Pushing her needle through the thick white calico, she works the thread around one of the cap’s dozens of small eyelets that aide ventilation in a hot climate.

Life After Aramco: Dance in the Desert

Life After Aramco: Dance in the Desert

BY Richard Thom / /

I grew up in Kuwait. Oil had been discovered in the Burgan oil field in February 1938, and in the following years, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) (now a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Company) started recruiting British and Commonwealth workers.

Aramco Announces New Leadership Positions and Appointments

Aramco Announces New Leadership Positions and Appointments

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco has appointed Nasir K. Al-Naimi as president of its Upstream business, and Mohammed Y. Al Qahtani as president of its Downstream business, both reporting along with Aramco’s executive vice presidents to the company’s president and CEO.

Retirement in the Philippines Beckons for 30-year Aramco Veteran

Retirement in the Philippines Beckons for 30-year Aramco Veteran

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Tennis and bowling enthusiast Rey Mercado is retiring on May 31 after a happy and fulfilling 30-year career at Aramco. Mercado arrived in 1992 from the Philippines as a fresh-faced 29-year old with a degree in accounting. “I came to Saudi Arabia prepared with a heart full of dreams, hopes, and determinations, especially for my family,” Mercado said.

US Consulate General in Dhahran Moves into New Location

US Consulate General in Dhahran Moves into New Location

BY Arab News / /

After nearly eight decades, the US Consulate in Dhahran is moving from its well-known spot near the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals to another state-of-the-art compound a short drive away. The new location is on the corner of Salah Addin Al-Ayoubi Road and Abu l’baba Al-Aslami Street, just off King Saud bin Abdulaziz Road.

Lady Sophie Ready - 1975

Lady Sophie Ready - 1975

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the May 21, 1975 edition of The Arabian Sun. That's 920 tons of cargo the M/S Lady Sophie is getting ready to offload at the Ras Tanura West Pier. The column nearest the ramp weighs 500 tons, is 26 feet in diameter, and 110 feet long. The smaller column weighs 420 tons, is 20 feet in diameter, and 140 feet long.

Smiling Faces and Green Hearts Meet in Hyderabad, India

Smiling Faces and Green Hearts Meet in Hyderabad, India

BY Mohammed Ifteqaruddin / /

As per announcement made in the Urdu Siasat Daily Newspaper the Saudi Aramco ex-employees Association (SAEEA) members, Hyderabad, India have gathered at the residence of employee Shaik Khan Mohammed on May 14, 2023, 14:00 hours, Sunday.

NED69ers Mini Reunion - May 20, 2023

NED69ers Mini Reunion - May 20, 2023

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

NED69ers are spread all over the globe with most relatives in Karachi and other parts of Pakistan. Recently, Engr. Naheed Ghazanfar (Civil) came to visit his family in Karachi for a special occasion. Engr. Cdr. ® Najam Ul Hasnain took the initiative and arranged a get-together lunch at DHA Club on May 20, 2023 in Karachi.

Full-cycle Drill-bit Manufacturing Comes to Dammam

Full-cycle Drill-bit Manufacturing Comes to Dammam

BY The Arabian Sun / /

On May 9, SLB announced the opening of a new 3,700 m2 full-cycle drill manufacturing plant in Dammam as part of the company’s commitment to Aramco’s In-Kingdom Total Value Add (iktva) program. Since 2019, the oil field service company, formerly known as Schlumberger...

A Quick Look at Aramco’s Biodiversity Protection Areas Across the Kingdom

A Quick Look at Aramco’s Biodiversity Protection Areas Across the Kingdom

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Guided by our policies and standards, Aramco’s Biodiversity Protection Area (BPA) program directly contributes toward this year’s theme of “Build Back Biodiversity.” Our BPA program recognizes the exceptional biodiversity value of the Kingdom and currently affords protection to 12 BPAs covering an area of approximately 985 km2.

SAEEA 25th Reunion and Eid Milan

SAEEA 25th Reunion and Eid Milan

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA) celebrated its 25th Reunion and Eid Milan on May 07, 2023 at Tandoor Restaurant, Karachi. A total of 89 persons attended the function (52 male, 32 female and 5 children). Shakeel Ur Rahman and Saleema Kamal became SAEEA's newest members.