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

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

BY Ted Seymour / /

About 30 kilometers out of town, the camels had gathered from all over Northern Arabia ready for the 15 kilometer race across the desert. Ann Rhea wanted to go to the starting point so I drove her and her car to that location.

Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology - Spring 2018

Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology - Spring 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Micronized sealing co-polymer along with sized marble and graphite, seal off the fracture and strengthen the wellbore to enable the drilling of high overbalance wells.

Dimensions International Spring 2018

Dimensions International Spring 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

A digital rendering of the King Salman International Complex for Maritime Industries and Services shows the dramatic scale of the new Ras Al-Khair shipyard when completed.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - April 18, 2018

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - April 18, 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Wherever two rivers meet, one often renames the other. In Paris, the Seine takes in the Marne. In Allahabad, the Ganges subsumes the Yamuna. In St. Louis, the Mississippi swallows the Missouri. But in Sudan's capital, Khartoum, the Blue Nile and the White Nile arrive as equals in stature and equivalents in name, so at their confluence they both change their names as they become, for the next 3,000 kilometers to the Mediterranean Sea, the Nile or, in Arabic, bahr al-nil, the Nile Sea.

Proud Grandparent Rais Akhtar Welcomes Twins

Proud Grandparent Rais Akhtar Welcomes Twins

BY Aramco ExPats / /

It is with great pleasure that Rais Akhtar announces the birth of his grandchildren, a boy and a girl, born to his daughter, Wasiqa, on April 11, 2018.

Honoring the Memory of Someone Who Gave

Honoring the Memory of Someone Who Gave

BY / /

In July 2016, Laurene Ann Opdyke, wife of former Saudi Aramco pilot Richard Opdyke, passed away. While living in the Kingdom from 1980 to 1985 and again from 1997 to 2000, Laurene served as a nurse, dedicating herself to helping others. In loving memory, Richard established the Laurene Ann Opdyke Nursing Scholarship.

Women at EXPEC Advanced Research Center Network

Women at EXPEC Advanced Research Center Network

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

As an element in promoting diversity and inclusion, the Exploration and Petroleum Engineering Center (EXPEC) Advanced Research Center (ARC) established the Women at EXPEC ARC Network (WEN) in 2017 to focus on the development of women within the department.

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

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

BY Ted Seymour / /

I was asked to drive several Aramco women to Sakakah, capital of the al-Jowf area, for the Annual Camel Race. We drove in a vehicle owned by Ann Rhea. Ann was interested in observing local culture.

Embracing the Spirit of the Desert

Embracing the Spirit of the Desert

BY The Arabian Sun / /

One of Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho’s masterpieces portrays the story of a boy who dreamed to set out on a desert journey to search for buried treasure. Little did he know that his innocent quest to find riches would be more satisfying and grander than he ever imagined.

Arabian Return Chapter XLIV: Oran's Departure and Colleen's Last Activities

Arabian Return Chapter XLIV: Oran's Departure and Colleen's Last Activities

BY Colleen Wilson / /

Wednesday, July 5th, 1978, we started out at the King’s with our group. There was another dance and entertainment by Cody Marshall in the school gymnasium that we all went to afterward. On Thursday morning, we ate breakfast in the Dining Hall before going to visit with Sheila.

Saudi Aramco Participates in the 12th Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Forum in Dammam

Saudi Aramco Participates in the 12th Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Forum in Dammam

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco participates as sponsor of the 12th National Forum for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and exhibition organized by Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University in Dammam. The three-day forum, which took place on 10-12 April 2018, was held under the patronage of HRH Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz, Governor of the Eastern Province.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visits Houston to witness Motiva Enterprises LLC signing MoUs with UOP LLC and TechnipFMC plc

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visits Houston to witness Motiva Enterprises LLC signing MoUs with UOP LLC and TechnipFMC plc

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Motiva Enterprises LLC, a wholly-owned downstream oil and gas subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, today signed MoUs worth between $8 billion to $10 billion with U.S. companies Honeywell UOP LLC and TechnipFMC plc, in a ceremony in Houston timed to coincide with the official visit to the United States by HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia.

Peanut Butter Reverie

Peanut Butter Reverie

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Before today, we here at AXP have never featured a story about peanut butter. Thanks to Aramco brat Desiree Adams, this is our chance to correct that omission.

Shirley and Cornell Seymour Celebrate their 45th Wedding Anniversary

Shirley and Cornell Seymour Celebrate their 45th Wedding Anniversary

BY Aramco ExPats / /

After spending several years in Abqaiq, Shirley and Cornell retired to Mableton, Georgia. They arrived in the “Friendly City” in 1980 and retired in 2012. While living in Abqaiq, they were involved in the Boy and Girl Scouts, Little League Baseball, the Abqaiq School and the SEAE.

MBS, Bring Back America!

MBS, Bring Back America!

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

It has been 80 years since oil was discovered in Saudi Arabia – a discovery that changed the face of Saudi Arabia and the area forever.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - April 04, 2018

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - April 04, 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi bustles. There’s an energy about him that fills a room. Words tumble, but you sense that however quickly his syllables form in the air, the brain behind them is much faster.

EXPEC ARC Wins Three Awards at ADIPEC

EXPEC ARC Wins Three Awards at ADIPEC

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco’s EXPEC Advanced Research Center (EXPEC ARC) won three out of five awards at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC).