After I graduated from college, I worked in film and TV for six years before I returned to Arabia in January of 1974 to start up the television department at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh. I was one of the first 20 American employees, and the hospital was still being built when I arrived.
Saudi Aramco is participating in the Geneva International Motor Show for the first time to showcase a number of transport technologies that have the potential to significantly enhance efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
In the special world that is ExPat life in the Aramco camps of Saudi Arabia, institutions taken for granted by people living elsewhere than in the Kingdom such as Little League baseball, Toastmasters, and Boy Scouts...
Members of the Dhahran community and management from Community Services gathered on Sunday to celebrate the inauguration of a brand new community plaza located next to the Dhahran Commissary.
In 1950, the Girl Scout Cookie sale came to Saudi Arabia for the first time. In the photograph below, fourteen-year old Mariner, Louise Snyder of Stamford, Connecticut, gives cartons of cookies to her father, L.M. Snyder, Vice-President of Arabian American Oil Company, to deliver to the Girl Scouts in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 9000 miles away.
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.
Representatives from Saudi Aramco, Halliburton, Sadara, Fluor, and the Royal Commission of Jubail recently gathered to mark the groundbreaking of a manufacturing plant to be built by Halliburton at the ethylene oxide/propylene oxide (EO/PO) cluster of the PlasChem Value Park at Jubail Industrial City II.
The monthly progress meeting of Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA) was held on February 26, 2019 at Ovais Akram Ali’s residence.
At 9:00 a.m. on the morning of the 26th of April 1979, our undaunted troop of fresh-faced ExPat voyagers grabbed a Saudia flight in Dhahran and flew to Jeddah, where we encountered a planeload of pilgrims from Pakistan...
The appointment of Princess Reema bint Bandar as Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the US has been welcomed by foreign diplomatic missions in the Kingdom. Princess Reema made history last Saturday when she was appointed to the role, becoming the first Saudi woman to be named ambassador.
Saudi Aramco’s Renewables Department recently held an awareness meeting for students from five schools in the Eastern Province. The goal of the meeting was to introduce renewable energy to inspire the students who have a desire to work in this field.
There is stupid, and then there is another category even dumber than stupid. At seventeen, I was pretty much the poster child for beyond stupid though it wasn’t entirely my fault.
Saudi Aramco Signs Agreements to Acquire Stake in Zhejiang Integrated Refining & Petrochemical Complex
Saudi Aramco today signed three Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) aimed at expanding its downstream presence in the Zhejiang province, one of the most developed regions in China. The company aims to acquire a 9% stake in Zhejiang Petrochemical’s 800,000 barrels per day integrated refinery and petrochemical complex, located in the city of Zhoushan.
Saudi Aramco Signs Agreement to Form Largest Sino-Foreign Joint Venture with NORINCO and Panjin Sincen in China
Saudi Aramco today signed an agreement to form a joint venture with NORINCO Group and Panjin Sincen to develop a fully integrated refining and petrochemical complex, located in the city of Panjin in the Liaoning province of China.
People unfamiliar with the geological and climate history of the Arabian Peninsula are often surprised to learn that lakes and streams and verdant flora once graced areas where today one finds only...
“Window to the Past” is the new mini exhibit at the Saudi Aramco Community Heritage Gallery. The display highlights historic photographs of familiar facilities in Dhahran that we see every day, and that are served by the Community Services Department.
Although the building that held Cairo’s Dar al-’Ilm, or House of Knowledge, disappeared long ago, it stood not far from the Mosque of al-Aqmar, right, along Muizz Street, a thoroughfare that dates back to the founding of Cairo in the 10th century.
It’s festive, romantic, dazzling, and appealing! The Central Community Services Department (CCSD) invites company employees and their families to enjoy an evening spectacle of energetic vibe created by the newly installed lights outside the Dhahran Dining Hall and along King’s Road.
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Saudi Aramco and National Oilwell Varco Incorporated (NOV) recently held the first Arabian Rig Manufacturing (ARM) Board of Managers meeting. ARM is a newly formed company, a joint venture (JV) between NOV (owning 70% of the JV’s shares) and Saudi Aramco. Highlights of the meeting included the appointment of senior officials and the approval of the company’s branding strategy.