Priceless Memories of Mothers

Priceless Memories of Mothers

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Hanging on the wall to the left of the desk in my study is a framed etching, “Chelsea,” by renowned American-born expat artist James A. McNeill Whistler. It dates from 1879 and depicts a long-since-removed wooden bridge stretching across the River Thames at Chelsea in London...

The Solitary Bedouin – A Winter’s Day in The Middle of Nowhere

The Solitary Bedouin – A Winter’s Day in The Middle of Nowhere

BY Mark Lowey / /

It was a Friday in January 1979, my only day off each week as a contractor to Aramco, and I was ready for an adventure. My American friend, Rob, drove from Al Khobar and arrived around 6 a.m. at the door of my single room in the Abqaiq contractors’ bachelor camp.

Ramadan's Lanterns (1)

Ramadan's Lanterns (1)

BY AramcoWorld / /

Blessed is He who made constellations in the skies and placed therein a lamp and a moon giving light; and it is He who made the night and day to follow each other: For such as have the will to celebrate His praises or to show their gratitude.

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

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

BY Ted Seymour / /

Perhaps the most fascinating site in the area is Dumah al-Jandal, an ancient city protected by the Ministry of Antiquities. This town was mentioned in the Old Testament in Genesis 25 and Isaiah 21.

Aramco World - May 2018

Aramco World - May 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Aramco World, 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.

A Pledge to the Kingdom, A Pledge to the Environment

A Pledge to the Kingdom, A Pledge to the Environment

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Under the patronage of HRH Governor of the Eastern Province Prince Saud ibn Nayef ibn ‘Abd Al-‘Aziz Al Sa’ud, Saudi Aramco on Sunday launched an ambitious environmental stewardship initiative to plant 1 million trees native to Saudi Arabia throughout the Kingdom by 2025.

Abqaiq: The Friendly City Gazette - May 2018

Abqaiq: The Friendly City Gazette - May 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Abqaiq The Friendly City Gazette is a free monthly publication published by the Southern Area/Central Region Community Services Department for Saudi Aramco employees and dependents in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia.

Deploying Technology for Effective Project Execution

Deploying Technology for Effective Project Execution

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco organized today the 2018 Contractors’ Exchange Conference under the theme “Deploying Technology for Effective Project Execution,” which hosted more than 400 project management professionals and executives from local and regional contracting companies.

Advancing Engines and Fuels at SAE International World Congress

Advancing Engines and Fuels at SAE International World Congress

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Staff members from the Aramco Research Center-Detroit and Dhahran recently participated in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International World Congress and Exhibition in Detroit. Their contributions to the technical sessions illustrated Aramco’s advances with engine and fuels research and technology.

“It’s a real doozy/doozie/Duesy!”

“It’s a real doozy/doozie/Duesy!”

BY Aramco ExPats / /

A few weeks back I was shopping for groceries when I heard the man behind the seafood counter say to the customer standing next to me, “It’s a real doozy!” He was referring to a monstrous king salmon large enough to feed an army arrayed in a bed of ice in a nearby cooler.

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.