Abqaiq: The Friendly City Gazette - June 2018

Abqaiq: The Friendly City Gazette - June 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.

Ode to Ali M. Al-Baluchi

Ode to Ali M. Al-Baluchi

BY Alison Hooker / /

If your path has crossed dear Ali's Then you will surely know When he wants to make "it" happen "It's" always good to go! He has a way of working That leaves you in no doubt His plans will clearly come to pass And find a gainful route!

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BY Tim Barger / /

Doug Strader was a lanky sixth grader who lived on the next block. Our families were close friends, so even though I was a fourth grader— if there weren’t any of his peers around— he’d mentor me on the finer points of sophisticated behavior.

Saudi Aramco Inks Strategic Collaboration with M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University

Saudi Aramco Inks Strategic Collaboration with M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco Upstream Technology Company (SAUTC), a Saudi Aramco company, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Russia’s Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) to promote cooperation in the area of joint research, primarily to explore oil and gas industry innovation with specific focus on upstream technology.

Recognizing the Cowboy, Preserving a Legacy

Recognizing the Cowboy, Preserving a Legacy

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The cowboy is an icon of American culture, every bit as much as is baseball or the log cabin or apple pie. Cowboys, indeed, are one of the first things people think of when an American traveling overseas tells someone they’re from America. “Oh, you must be a cowboy...

The Cowboy: America’s Greatest Icon

The Cowboy: America’s Greatest Icon

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Richard W. Slatta is author of ten books, including Cowboys of the Americas, Cowboy: The Illustrated History, and The Mythical West. He has studied cowboy history and culture across the Americas for four decades and is currently in his last year as professor of history at...

A Trip to Little Known Paradises of Saudi Arabia

A Trip to Little Known Paradises of Saudi Arabia

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Going places and taking in the sights is a good way to break out of your routine, and Saudi Arabia offers no shortage of sightseeing opportunities. Fortunately, Jazan is well placed for employees to be within easy reach of two hill stations in the Kingdom — Al Fayfa and Al Soudah — and earlier this month, Jazan Refinery Complex (JRC) management organized a trip to these hill stations.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - August 22, 2018

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - August 22, 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

With origins as a plain headdress meant to protect from the sun in summer, from cold in winter, and from wind and dust in the desert, the kufiya is traditionally woven in black or red thread in several well-established patterns. Called kufiya (kuh-FEE-uh) mainly in the Levant, it is known by other names in other regions—ghutra, shamagh or hattah, most commonly.

Unconventional Conference Highlights Technology, Business Practices

Unconventional Conference Highlights Technology, Business Practices

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco participated in the recent Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) highlighting the rapid advancements in the company’s Unconventional Resources (UR) program, sharing best practices, and focusing on new technology in hydraulic fracturing.

Saudi Aramco Reinforces its Leading Role in Global Energy Supply: 2017 Annual Review

Saudi Aramco Reinforces its Leading Role in Global Energy Supply: 2017 Annual Review

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco, the world's leading integrated energy and chemicals company, released today its 2017 Annual Review highlighting strategic achievements that reinforce the company’s role as the number one producer of crude oil and condensate, adding value by integrating refining and chemicals production, and expanding cleaner natural gas supply to meet domestic demand.

Hats Off to the Ghutrah

Hats Off to the Ghutrah

BY Aramco ExPats / /

“Clothes make the man,” is an oft-heard expression that’s provided the title to numerous short stories from various authors from different countries around the world over the years. Based on the cultural history of Arabia, perhaps that declarative sentence should be modified to read...

Mahboob Mohamed Looks Back on 34 Years of Service

Mahboob Mohamed Looks Back on 34 Years of Service

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Dhahran — After 34 years with Saudi Aramco, Mahboob Mohamed is bidding farewell to the company. Mahboob joined Saudi Aramco’s IT User Services in 1984. One year later, he moved to the Maintenance Systems Group as a business systems analyst in the Maintenance Resources Planning Department, where he provided corporate maintenance system support to all operating plants companywide.

Aramco Asia Energy Cup Highlights Sustainability, Entrepreneurship Among Young Researchers

Aramco Asia Energy Cup Highlights Sustainability, Entrepreneurship Among Young Researchers

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Regional winners of the “Aramco Asia Energy Cup” — qualifiers from China, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, and South Korea — gathered for a key event in the Chinese capital of Beijing for the final contest after one year of intense competition, careful selection, and evaluation of the researchers’ innovative projects.

Wonder Reef

Wonder Reef

BY Tim Barger / /

It was the summer of 1964. Smith and I were 17, working as apprentice divers for the freshly established Al Gossaibi Diving Services, the brain child of the legendary Dee McVey. Dee had been the lead diver and manager of undersea operations for all of Bechtel’s offshore projects since the mid-fifties.

Saudi Aramco Appoints Khalid H. Al-Dabbagh as Senior Vice President of Finance, Strategy & Development

Saudi Aramco Appoints Khalid H. Al-Dabbagh as Senior Vice President of Finance, Strategy & Development

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Khalid H. Al-Dabbagh was appointed senior vice president of Finance, Strategy & Development by Saudi Aramco Board of Directors, effective Sept. 1, 2018. Al-Dabbagh has been the company’s financial controller since January 2012. He was responsible for Saudi Aramco’s global accounting activities, issuance of the annual financial report and the maintenance of effective internal controls.

Bee-Eaters and Hoop-Hoops: Arabia on the Wing

Bee-Eaters and Hoop-Hoops: Arabia on the Wing

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Saudi Arabia has four times as many species of birds per square mile of territory as does the United States. Whenever I point this out to a fellow American, they refuse to believe me. They simply can’t imagine that a desert country like the Kingdom could possibly match the USA...

George Yeung Retires from Saudi Aramco After 28 Years

George Yeung Retires from Saudi Aramco After 28 Years

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Dhahran — After 28 years with Saudi Aramco, Upstream Ventures Special Projects Division principal professional George Yeung has retired. Born in Hong Kong, Yeung and his wife, Cynthia, have three children — Jason, Jennifer and Jordan — and four grandchildren — Riley, Darcy, Preston, and Hunter.

Pilgrims Arrive in Saudi Arabia for Journey of a Lifetime

Pilgrims Arrive in Saudi Arabia for Journey of a Lifetime

BY Arab News / /

In Madinah, pilgrims are being provided with all they need for their convenience and care, under the direct supervision of Prince Faisal bin Salman, governor of Madinah, and Prince Saud bin Khalid Al-Faisal, deputy governor of the region.