Saudi Aramco Technologies Company (AramcoTech), and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) on Monday officially opened the Nonmetallic Innovation Center (NIC) — a research center focused on innovation and advancing the use of nonmetallic industrial applications.
Saudi Aramco today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) with China’s Zhejiang Free Trade Zone, in which the Zhoushan Government emphasized its support for incentivizing Saudi Aramco’s greater investment in Zhejiang’s future downstream growth.
The next bi-annual Hafla Annuitants Reunion has been slated for September 2020 at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Among the many exciting nearby attractions is the magical Garden of the Gods...
Nature being Nurtured in Vast Biodiversity Preserve - A small white shape skillfully descends from the flame-washed summer sky of the Arabian Peninsula’s mighty ad-Dahna desert to elegantly land beside a shimmering pond in the Kingdom’s arid center.
In the 1970s the airports in Saudi Arabia were actually near their cities. Dhahran International was at the airbase a few miles from camp. The Riyadh and Jeddah airports were right in town with their entrances just off the street. After the price of oil quadrupled in 1973 Riyadh was awash in Petrodollars and deluged with thousands of businessmen, contractors, experts, carpet baggers and schemers from all over the world...
Saudi Aramco welcomes H.E. Yasir Othman Al-Rumayyan as its new Chairman. H.E. Al-Rumayyan was appointed a member of the Company’s Board of Directors in 2016 and is currently the Governor of the Public Investment Fund.
"No matter what my assignment is, as a photojournalist, I usually keep a camera ready all day. You never know when there will be a chance to make an interesting image that can tell a different story," photojournalist Paula Bronstein said. Personal to the spontaneous, artful to historical, from Cairo to Baltimore, our FirstLook section highlights the photographs and photographers who bring us unique and inspiring views of the world.
Saudi Aramco retiree Mohammed Ifteqaruddin's (Badge number 140948) son Zubair Mohammed Iftekhar recently organized the third edition of Razorfish Swim Meet which is an annual affair. This event was organized under the banner of his aquatic company Razorfish Swim University...
Thirty American science teachers recently went on an educational trek across the southwestern U.S. in a geology program that combines classroom learning with real world experiences sponsored by Houston-based Aramco Services Company (ASC).
Islamic calligraphy in general and Arabic calligraphy in particular are expressions of an exquisite art form comparable in its genius to those of China and Japan. Examples dating from the rise of Islam are highly prized by museums and collectors the world over as timeless manifestations of the moral character of the individuals who crafted them.
Man’s relationship with bees and collecting their honey goes back thousands of years, with drawings of such activity seen in cave drawings. During the long journey from primitive life to civilization, man has learned how to raise bees to increase the production of honey...
It’s amazing how far the attitude towards smoking has changed in 50 years. In the 1950s I remember going with my mother to the doctor and after my exam, the two of them would be smoking like fiends as they discussed my current affliction awhile.
Saudi Aramco has deployed roughly 1,000 tons of artificial reefs throughout the Arabian Gulf to help rebuild marine ecosystems as well as support the local fisheries industry. Last year, artificial reefs were deployed at both Safaniyah and Al Khafji — 1,220 artificial reef units at Safaniyah and 459 units at Al Khafji.
Annuitant AXP readers will be delighted to learn that dates have been set for the 32nd Biannual Aramco Hafla Annuitants Reunion. Mark it on your calendars: the 26th through the 30th of September 2020. The place? Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The word “hometown” seemed to be on everyone’s minds at the 17th Biennial Brats Reunion … in a uniquely Aramco way. “For most of us here, Aramco is our hometown,” said Mike Simms, who graduated from 9th grade in 1978...
As a child growing up in Dhahran in the early 1950s, I had an unrequited obsession with sugar – the more the better. At the time, the Dhahran commissary didn’t have much beyond Droste chocolate and O’Henry bars, Khobar had even less to offer. Hard candies and hopelessly expired candies from England such as Rowntree’s Fruit Pastilles...
Earlier this month, Saudi Aramco announced for the first time its half-year financial results. The company’s net income was $46.9 billion for the first half of 2019, compared to $53 billion for the same period last year.
Krym Altynbekov points to what is left of an ancient saddle in his lab, the Scientific-Restoration Laboratory of the Island of Krym, which he founded on the outskirts of Almaty, Kazakhstan. The saddle is among thousands of fragile artifacts for which he and his team have developed relatively inexpensive techniques to preserve and reproduce.
The next chapter in unconventionals will be written by companies who compress innovation cycle time, remain laser focused on financial metrics, and adopt a broader innovation mindset to gain a competitive edge.
For some 5,000 years, civilizations as we commonly understand them have come and gone, waxed and waned. An enduring measure of their character and legacies is the genius expressed in their art.