AramcoWorld Reading Selections - July 11, 2018

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - July 11, 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Edna Adan offers words of comfort to a young mother after treatment at the hospital named after her. Adan says the mother was fortunate. “When it takes them five days to get to a hospital, it’s too late,” she says. “Somaliland is bigger than 20 other countries in Africa. It’s a huge territory. Medical facilities are clustered around the main cities. What about the other areas? Women are having babies everywhere.”

Aramco World - July 2018

Aramco World - July 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.

The Wonders of the Red Sea

The Wonders of the Red Sea

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Saudi Arabia is a special place. The Kingdom owes a major component of its unique identity to the distinctive geological history of the region—on land and sea. The Arabian Peninsula sits squarely between two fabled bodies of water with long and colorful histories: the Arabian Gulf and the Red Sea.

Happy 90th Birthday, Verne Stueber

Happy 90th Birthday, Verne Stueber

BY Verne Stueber / /

Every year has its noteworthy events, and 1952 was no exception. In February in the U.K., Elizabeth II became Queen of England upon the death of her father, King George VI. In May, also in the U.K., the jet age of travel was born with the introduction into service of the world’s first passenger jet, the ill-fated de Havilland DH 106 Comet.

'Roads of Arabia’ paves the way in the Far East

'Roads of Arabia’ paves the way in the Far East

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

After a series of visits to European and U.S. cities, the The “Roads of Arabia” exhibition tour journeyed through the Far East region of China, South Korea, and Japan.

Saudi Aramco Rebalances its Asia Crude Oil Benchmark

Saudi Aramco Rebalances its Asia Crude Oil Benchmark

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco announced that it is adjusting its Asia crude oil pricing marker in an effort to increase the overall reliability of its crude oil pricing. Saudi Aramco’s long-standing price marker was the average of Platts Dubai and Platts Oman assessments.

Panorama 2018 – Issue 1

Panorama 2018 – Issue 1

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

In this issue, learn more useful techniques to use when teaching defensive driving skills as well as tips for safely preparing your home for a new baby. Be sure not to miss our behind the scenes interviews with medical and traffic professionals.

Panorama 2017 – Issue 3

Panorama 2017 – Issue 3

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

In this issue, learn more about how to ensure that your charitable donations are being used wisely, tips for keeping your kids safe in the home home, and advice on how to get the best selfie.

Saudi Aramco and NOV Sign Joint Venture Agreement

Saudi Aramco and NOV Sign Joint Venture Agreement

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco signed a shareholder agreement with National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV) to form a joint venture partnership to establish an integrated world-class on-shore rig and equipment manufacturing and aftermarket facility in Ras Al-Khair in Saudi Arabia. Per the shareholder agreement, Saudi Aramco will own 30% of the joint venture’s shares, while NOV will own the remaining 70%.

“Will the real hamour please stand up?”

“Will the real hamour please stand up?”

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Baby boomers in the U.S. will remember this. Beginning in 1956 on CBS, a popular panel game show called “To Tell The Truth” ran for 12 years on American television. The show featured four panelists who were tasked with trying to figure out which of three guests...

2019 Aramco Brats Reunion - Hotel Reservations Now Open!

2019 Aramco Brats Reunion - Hotel Reservations Now Open!

BY Aramco Brats / /

The moment you have been waiting for has arrived! Yep, after months of negotiations, your intrepid reunion committee is excited to announce that our group room reservations are now open at Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - June 27, 2018

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - June 27, 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

It’s a torrent of teenagers, flowing uphill toward me on the narrow trail. I step to the left, cramming myself into a wedge of stone wall beneath the spread of an olive tree as they clatter past in a cloud of bubble-gum perfume, sullen-eyed puffing, laughter and primary colors. The last in line gives me the side-eye as he shoulders an outsized loudspeaker up toward the trailhead on the slopes above.

OPEC: Supply, Investment, Balance

OPEC: Supply, Investment, Balance

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Speaking at the OPEC International Seminar, Saudi Aramco president and CEO Amin Nasser said investment in the upstream oil sector would need to rebound following a period of decline from 2014 to 2016.

Saudi Aramco Signs Framework Agreement with ADNOC and MoU with Indian Consortium RRPCL

Saudi Aramco Signs Framework Agreement with ADNOC and MoU with Indian Consortium RRPCL

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced today that they have signed a Framework Agreement to jointly develop the Ratnagiri Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (RRPCL), a 1.2 million barrels per day integrated mega refinery and petrochemicals complex at Ratnagiri, 215 miles south of Mumbai in Maharashtra, India.

Amira Badawi Weds Brian Voorhees

Amira Badawi Weds Brian Voorhees

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Ali and Elizabeth Badawi are proud to announce the marriage of their daughter, Amira (DH 1991) to Brian Voorhees. The couple live and work in Washington, DC.

From Dhows to Supertankers

From Dhows to Supertankers

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Think about it, fellow Aramco ExPats. How many times, after someone learns you once lived and worked in Saudi Arabia, have you found yourself in the position of having to correct them after they launched into a well-intentioned but misguided commentary on the Kingdom...

50 Years Behind the Lens

50 Years Behind the Lens

BY AramcoWorld / /

Occasionally, when I get a really good shot, I can feel it. It’s almost like getting goosebumps. “This is too beautiful to be real. How did this happen? How was I so lucky to be here?”

The Secret Door

The Secret Door

BY Tim Barger / /

With the end of World War II Aramco was finally able to ramp up production and start shipping a decent volume of oil after waiting a dozen years for a chance to get a return on the investment of tens of millions of dollars sunk into the Arabian venture since 1933.

Fathers, Golf, and Music Go Together

Fathers, Golf, and Music Go Together

BY Aramco ExPats / /

This coming Sunday, being the third Sunday in June, will be celebrated as Father’s Day in 60 countries around the world. Last year, AXP marked Father’s Day 2017 by highlighting 11 songs written about fathers, starting with Paul Peterson’s mushy-but-heartfelt 1964 hit, “My Dad”...