As a major draw within the oil and gas industry in recent years, International Petroleum Week (IP Week) has focused on the challenges facing operators, such as consolidation, achieving efficiencies, and streamlining operations.
The recently-concluded Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea continued a tradition with roots dating back to the eighth century BCE and perhaps two or three centuries further back than that, depending on whose historical arguments you choose to believe.
On March 13, 1944 a daughter was born to Pauline Maier Albrecht and Dietrich Albrecht. She was the youngest of eight children and the first to be born in a hospital. Her name was Dorothy. As a farmer’s daughter, Dorothy spent much of her childhood feeding chickens, milking cows, tending the garden and helping with other farming chores. More often than not, she was barefoot.
Saudi Aramco recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NSSMC), Sumitomo Corporation, and Sumitomo Corporation Saudi Arabia to conduct a feasibility study for an integrated steel mill to produce steel plates in the Ras al-Khair area.
Four days later, on Wednesday, April 26th, 1978, we left on our vacation at 12:20 p.m. on a Swiss Air flight to Athens, Greece. We were finally going to see Athens, and it was worth the wait. A beautiful, modern, yet ancient looking city greeted us as we drove in from the airport.
This edition includes articles on effect of steaming on FCC catalysts; surface modified nanoparticles as internal breakers for viscoelastic surfactant-based fracturing fluids for high temperature operations; and more.
Saudi Aramco participates in the Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversity of Requirements and Capabilities (AFED), as a Diamond Localization Partner, and shares its experience in localization and increasing local content. The exhibition is taking place on February 25 – March 5, 2018, under the patronage of the Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, and organized by the Saudi Armed Forces in Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center.
Saudi Aramco, with its young workforce and a commitment to fostering careers for both men and women, has made dramatic strides in recent years to draw on what some have called the company’s greatest untapped resource — female employees.
The monthly progress meeting of Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA) was held on February 24, 2018 at SAEEA very active Member and great supporter, Mr. Asif Mirza. This was SAEEA 2nd meeting of current year 2018.
There are only a few good schools in Karachi and Generation’s School is one of them. The school is divided into three sections - Junior, Middle and Senior. Zoya Imran and Zara Imran, my granddaughters, are in the Junior section.
Even before arriving in Saudi Arabia as a 22-year-old engineer on my first assignment, I was captivated by the ancient oasis town of Hofuf. It is mentioned in the Bible, and I had read that the old market hadn’t changed much for millennia, so it was one of the places I looked forward to visiting in the Middle East.
Central to the greatness of Saudi Aramco are the talented and dedicated people upon whose shoulders the company has been built. Over the years, tens of thousands of Aramcons—Saudis and ExPats alike—have made manifold contributions to the company’s success.
The monthly progress meeting of Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA) was held on February 13, 2018 at Kamal Farooqi’s office. This was the first meeting of current year 2018.
Among the Marché Central's colors and fresh smells of fruits and vegetables, Hamza Ayari sets up, on an average day, about 10 portraits. He invites some people as they shop near his stand; others have heard about his photography either by word of mouth or through local media, and they seek him out.
Saudi Aramco participates in Saudi Arabia Smart Grid Conference and Exhibition, signs strategic partnership agreement. Prompted by its commitment and pioneering role in stimulating development in the Kingdom to help achieve Vision 2030, Saudi Aramco sponsored and participated in the recently held conference Saudi Arabia Smart Grid Conference in Jiddah.
Saudi Aramco helps to establish the National Power Academy as a sustainable and nonprofit organization to serve the national power sector, citizens, and various energy companies.
Three months prior to the end of my "tour of duty," I met a young man from Syracuse, New York, named Charles Felice. This was his second assignment to Arabia and he worked in the Accounting Department. He had a little sports car Singer that he drove around camp.
Ras Tanura Refinery (RTR) recently celebrated the successful completion of a major turnaround and inspection (T&I), with proper planning and a collaborative effort from everyone involved credited for the success.
“Those of us who have survived the Saudi Aramco experience without needing therapy all have fantastic tales to tell.” So, in good humor, wrote Everard (Eddy) Edoo, Badge Number 168957, in a recent email to Aramco ExPats.
See the February 5, 2018 list of registrations at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa. When your Austin Hafla 2018 Registration forms and payment are received, you become an official attendee. See you in September!