The Saudi Arabian Drilling Academy (SADA) today held its first graduation for a cohort of 132 students representing 34 drilling and services companies, in response to the oil and gas industry’s rising need for thousands of skilled exploration, drilling and workover talent, and in alignment with Saudi Vision 2030 workforce development aims.
Saudi Aramco and Schneider Electric Saudi Arabia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Beginning in August 1990 and lasting into January 1991, responding to a request from the Saudi government, US military units began arriving in the Kingdom in the massive military build-up known as Desert Shield. Tens of thousands of American soldiers and sailors and marines...
MONTREAL: Cirque du Soleil will stage a show in Saudi Arabia for the first time later this month, the high-flying acrobatic troupe announced Monday. The show will take place in the Saudi capital on Sept. 23 to coincide with the country's national day, public relations director Marie-Helene Lagace told AFP.
The wedding of Zubair Mohammed Iftekhar, son of Dr. Mohammed Ifteqaruddin (Badge #140948), took place on August 17, 2018 at City Convention Hall, Nampally, Hyderabad, India. Zubair was dressed in the Hyderabadi Nawabi Sheerwani.
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Smith is in the hospital. Despite half a summer spent in the sun, he's as pale as a Norwegian in winter. Beneath his sweaty brow and coke-bottle Buddy Holly glasses, an oxygen mask obscures the rest of his face. He's got double-pneumonia at least, the doctors are frightened that he might have a virulent variation of Valley Fever.
Saudi Aramco awards China Harbour Engineering Arabia a contract to construct two (2) drilling islands under Berri Oilfield Increment Program
Saudi Aramco has awarded today a contract to China Harbour Engineering Arabia for the construction of two (2) drilling islands under the company’s Berri Increment Program (BIP).
Mohammed Y. Al-Qahtani, Saudi Aramco Senior Vice President for Upstream and Chairman of the Dhahran Techno Valley Company (DTVC) Advisory Committee, attended the annual Dhahran Techno Valley (DTV) event today, where he delivered a keynote speech titled: “Taking Dhahran Techno Valley to the Next Level.”
Aramco Asia has provided support to the China Mangrove Conservation Network (CMCN) after entering into an agreement in April this year, within the framework of Saudi Aramco’s 2018 donation program.
The four signature fauna of Saudi Arabia are the dromedary, the falcon, the Saluki, and the Arabian horse—magnificent creatures all. And while substantial arguments could be proffered on each of the four’s behalf in support of their claim to be called Number One...
Being an expat in this part of the world gives me the privilege to travel to places I previously could only have dreamed of or read about in travel guidebooks. I have been living in the Eastern Province for more than two years now, and I knew very little about Riyadh, so I recently decided to travel to the Kingdom’s capital and see it for myself over a weekend.
The event was the second edition of Saudi Film Days, sponsored by Ithra, the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, in collaboration with the Saudi Films Festival. Each screening included a panel discussion with Saudi and us film directors. Here are the highlights.
It was November 18th, 1978. Two years earlier I had started a video electronics business in Jeddah that serviced video equipment, installed closed-circuit TV systems in hotels, hospitals, and compounds, and distributed the only legitimate video programming in a country awash in bootleg videos.
Speaking on the opening day of the Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) 2018 conference, Nasir K. Al-Naimi, vice president of Petroleum Engineering and Development with Saudi Aramco, underlined that the energy industry’s short-term challenges should not come at the expense of long-term goals.
Saudi Aramco has awarded today the first large-scope integrated services contract for its Marjan oilfield – the first of three major offshore expansions in Saudi Arabia, and the company’s largest upstream development project this year – to Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE). Under the contract’s terms, BHGE will provide drilling services, coiled tubing services and drilling fluids engineering services in Marjan.
NED69ers are spread all over the globe with relatives still in Karachi and other parts of Pakistan. Lately, Engr. Mohammad Mahtab Alam Khan, Gold Medalist in Electrical Engineering, came from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to visit his family on the occasion of Eid-Ul-Azha.
A good friend is one of life’s greatest gifts, and Ali Baluchi—a member of the Aramco family for going on 70 years and today one of its pillars—is living proof of that. Ali is a treasure whose friendship enriches everyone privileged to know him.
The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, was selected for Time magazine’s premier World’s Greatest Places 2018, a compendium of “100 destinations to experience right now.” Featured in the August 24 issue, the list highlights 100 sites spanning six continents and 48 countries, selected across a range of categories and evaluated for quality, originality, innovation, sustainability and influence.
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