Astute AXP readers may remember us asking the loaded question, “What in the World Is a BHOG?” back on 15 July 2015. For those of you not in the know, “BHOG” stands for “Bahrain Hilton Outing Group”—the name a band of US expat annuitants...
The Saudi Aramco Retiree Golf Group held their second event this year at The Resort at Longboat Key Resort in Sarasota, Florida October 7-11, 2019. The gathering was hosted and organized by local residents Dennis and Beatriz Niemeyer...
Not surprisingly, our readers truly enjoy the stories we share about Aramcons and their families. After all, each of us feels a special kind of kinship with those who are fondly thought of as members of our extended family. When we call upon our Aramco ExPats community to share stories or submit photographs...
Distant Arabia part 3 - May 1st, 1939: Six years after the oil concession was signed the first tanker load of oil was shipped at Ras Tanura on this date. King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud arrived to celebrate the occasion. The tanker D.G. Scofield awaits offshore.
Ras Tanura Refinery Clean Fuels Project has placed its heaviest and largest piece of equipment — a naphtha splitter column weighing 544 tons.
Aramco ExPats are all too familiar with the scenario. After describing the wonders of Saudi Arabia to a friend with gypsy feet who’s eager to experience these magical places for him- or herself...
We invite you to enjoy part 2 of the 12 part Distant Arabia video series. Next to dates, pearls were the biggest business in Al Hasa. Though the boom days of the 20s were long gone due to the Depression and the introduction of cultured pearls there was still a sizeable fleet.
Destructive flames rose into the shattered stillness of Eastern Saudi Arabia’s predawn autumn sky last month, maliciously seeking to burn the world’s largest crude oil stabilization facility, Abqaiq Plants.
It was a Cairo composer who produced the world’s first electronic remix 75 years ago. Today, EDM fans and DJs from across the globe are gathering on the shores of the Red Sea at the annual Sandbox Festival.
In this issue, learn more about how to teach kids about safety, improve your online security, and promote inclusion of people with disabilities within your community.
Saudi Aramco President & CEO Amin H. Nasser today attended the Saudi - Russian CEO Forum hosted in Riyadh as part of the state visit of the Russian President Vladimir Putin. At the Forum, Nasser noted the growing importance of Saudi Aramco’s evolving strategic relationship with Russian companies.
Internal corrosion in pipelines is one of the most significant challenges facing Saudi Aramco on a daily basis, more than 200 attendees from Saudi Aramco organizations were told recently at a forum and exhibition.
"Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions This Century A Challenge To Us All", CTO Addressing Climate Change
At the Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum held Monday in Kyoto, Japan, Ahmad O. Al-Khowaiter, Saudi Aramco’s chief technology officer, said “the challenge for our generation is to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions, within this century.”
Attendees of the seventh Global HSE Conference and Exhibition in Bahrain last week were told that “a strong foundation of health, safety, and environmental (HSE) protection” is a must for companies such as Saudi Aramco to maintain its social license to operate.
When I entered the gates of Dhahran Residential Camp on the pearly dawn of a summer day in 2006, I was barely awake. My eyes were shut asleep in the car from the tire of the long, international journey we had...
If you happen to be flying on a JetBlue Airbus and hear the name April Allen announced as one of the pilots over the intercom, that would be April Allen (Dharan School '97). April’s Mom and Dad (Claude and Verna Allen, Dhahran 1985-2000)...
The future of geophysics and how the world’s surface and subsurface is viewed increasingly depends on the speed of technology to gather, process, and interpret data to make energy exploration business decisions.
"Aramco Expatriate Schools started with one child — an American boy. Seventy-five years later, we have children — both boys and girls — from 70 nationalities."
A marvel of ultramodern architecture and engineering inspired by a simple arrangement of stones, The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, or Ithra, is one of Saudi Arabia’s newest sources of energy—creativity, culture and knowledge.
The first Saudi movie to premier in the country, “Born a King,” was screened at the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) during Saudi National Day celebrations. Based on the life of King Faisal ibn ‘Abd Al-‘Aziz Al Sa’ud, the movie recounts the tale of a then 13-year old prince, who was sent on a high-stakes diplomatic mission to Britain.