Abqaiq: The Friendly City Gazette - May 2018

Abqaiq: The Friendly City Gazette - May 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Abqaiq The Friendly City Gazette is a free monthly publication published by the Southern Area/Central Region Community Services Department for Saudi Aramco employees and dependents in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia.

Deploying Technology for Effective Project Execution

Deploying Technology for Effective Project Execution

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco organized today the 2018 Contractors’ Exchange Conference under the theme “Deploying Technology for Effective Project Execution,” which hosted more than 400 project management professionals and executives from local and regional contracting companies.

Advancing Engines and Fuels at SAE International World Congress

Advancing Engines and Fuels at SAE International World Congress

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Staff members from the Aramco Research Center-Detroit and Dhahran recently participated in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International World Congress and Exhibition in Detroit. Their contributions to the technical sessions illustrated Aramco’s advances with engine and fuels research and technology.

“It’s a real doozy/doozie/Duesy!”

“It’s a real doozy/doozie/Duesy!”

BY Aramco ExPats / /

A few weeks back I was shopping for groceries when I heard the man behind the seafood counter say to the customer standing next to me, “It’s a real doozy!” He was referring to a monstrous king salmon large enough to feed an army arrayed in a bed of ice in a nearby cooler.

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

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

BY Ted Seymour / /

The two-day festival included a fabric fair. Handmade carpets from the area were entered into a competition. The vocational training school displayed carpets, electrical models, furniture and other products made by the local students.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - May 02, 2018

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - May 02, 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Using a touchscreen, children play the sounds of musical instruments in a display at “America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far” at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. “The play of the exhibit is nothing new to kids,” says Lizzy Martin, the museum’s director of exhibit development. “It’s the uniqueness of how we layer the cultures onto what they are playing with.”

Saudi Aramco and SABIC Award Second Crude Oil-to-Chemicals (COTC) Project Management Contract to KBR

Saudi Aramco and SABIC Award Second Crude Oil-to-Chemicals (COTC) Project Management Contract to KBR

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

In a second significant step toward the implementation of Saudi Aramco and SABIC’s fully-integrated crude oil-to-chemicals (COTC) complex in Saudi Arabia, the two partners have awarded a contract to KBR, a leading global provider of project management, and professional & engineering services in the petrochemicals industry, for the COTC project management and front-end engineering and design (FEED).

The Very Merry Month of May

The Very Merry Month of May

BY Aramco ExPats / /

“The world’s favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May.” —Edwin Way Tale

Happy Moments

Happy Moments

BY Aramco ExPats / /

In January 2018, Mohammed Ifteqaruddin visited Makka Mukrrama to perform Umrah. After Umrah, he met his two daughters, Aneesa and Ruqaiyah Iftekhar, along with his grandchildren and sons-in-law now working in Jeddah.

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

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

BY Ted Seymour / /

The festivities continued throughout the night. Young camels and sheep were slaughtered for the evening meal. The men gathered on mats around large trays of Kapsa, rice mixed with spices. Hot camel or mutton, with the bones, was placed on top of the rice. Each man would eat by dipping his right hand into the rice and meat.

Aramco’s Market-Ready Converge® Polyols Answer Consumer Demand

Aramco’s Market-Ready Converge® Polyols Answer Consumer Demand

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Aramco Performance Materials (APM) returned this year to North America’s Foam Expo in March with market-ready carbon dioxide (CO2) polyols. Since its public debut last year, APM has attracted significant interest from major U.S. and global polyurethane manufacturers, as well as fabricators and end-users looking for strong product performance with improved sustainability features.

Saudi Aramco Sponsors Society of Petroleum Engineers - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition

Saudi Aramco Sponsors Society of Petroleum Engineers - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco is participating as a Diamond Sponsor and exhibitor in the Society of Petroleum Engineers KSA section’s Annual Technical Symposium & Exhibition (ATS&E). The event is taking place at the Dhahran Expo exhibition center from April 23-26, with the theme of “where energy meets intelligence” and will include a range of exhibitors, lectures, panel discussions and workshops in the field of petroleum engineering.

Popping Valves in Arabia

Popping Valves in Arabia

BY Aramco ExPats / /

How many of you readers can recognize the sound of a safety relief valve popping? Aramco annuitant Dr. Mohammed Ifteqaruddin, Badge Number 140948, can. For thirty-three years, Mohammed dedicated himself to issues relating to safety relief valves at facilities throughout the Kingdom...

Aramcons Describe The Hardships of Maintaining Bonds

Aramcons Describe The Hardships of Maintaining Bonds

BY Anushka Bose / /

One of the biggest hurdles of a Third Culture Kid is maintaining the friendships they formed while living outside their passport country as an expatriate or as a military child, where they spent a significant portion of their lives residing in a foreign country.

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.