On Oct. 20, Saudi Aramco’s Shaybah airstrip upgrade project received the 2020 Project Excellence Award for Europe, Middle East and Africa during a virtual meeting hosted by the Project Management Institute.
I would like to start off by noting that the utmost privilege I have in writing these articles is the conversations I get to have with other Aramco Brats who lived in the Aramco towns at very different time periods.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a significant impact on economies around the world, our industry has been confronted by numerous challenges. The combination of reduced demand and a fragile business environment has created uncertainty for many companies globally.
Fahad M. Al-AbdulKareem has been appointed as the executive director of Industrial Services effective November 2020. Al-AbdulKareem started his career with Saudi Aramco through the College Development Program (CDPNE) in September 1986...
To promote community spirit and creativity through art in Abqaiq, the Abqaiq Residential and Recreation Services Division (ARRSD) encouraged community residents to show their photography talent by sharing photos of landmarks in and around the community. An array of bright and colorful photos were received, each highlighting Abqaiq.
For the three-month and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2020. The third quarter of 2020 saw early signs of a recovery in global energy markets as some governments across the world eased COVID-19 related restrictions, providing stimulus for improved economic activity.
The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (“Aramco” or “the Company”) today announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2020. These results highlight the Company’s financial and operational strength, despite market volatility and the impact of COVID-19 on the global economy.
Hisssstory vexes me. The very sound of it sizzles on my serpent tongue, tasting of lies and hypocrisy. Do not speak to me of apples and Eve, or of mad Medusa whose gaze turned onlookers to stone. Why should I not be angry? I am despised as a primal, unhuman creature living without arms or legs, eyelids or eardrums.
With COVID-19 still limiting travel, migratory birds tease us with the purest symbol of what’s been curtailed for so many of us—the freedom of movement. Yet one unexpected gift of the pandemic-era lockdowns has been a renewed awareness of the wonders of the natural world around us.
Ayra Bilal Khan, daughter of Bilal Ahmed Khan, turned one, on 12th October 2020. Her first birthday was celebrated on 10th October because of the weekend. Bilal is the nephew of Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan (SAEEA VP) and the oldest of his 4 siblings.
The drive to reduce, reuse, and recycle can be found throughout our operations, including project management. In line with Aramco’s directive toward promoting a circular economy, improving sustainability, and lowering our carbon footprint...
Dawmat al Jandal, an oasis on the northern edge of the Great Nafud Desert, has long served as an important trading hub and station for caravans, linking Arabia with the ancient civilizations in Mesopotamia and the Levant, going as far back perhaps as to the 11th century B.C.E.
After years of hard work and dedication to the sport, Ahlam Al-Zaid, an Aramco business systems analyst, earned the gold medal at the first Saudi women cycling championship this past August.
As part of the Aramco’s ongoing efforts to enhance customer experience and facility upgrade, the Dhahran Dining Hall recently received a “state-of-the-art” interior refurbishment to provide a new look and articulated ambiance together with new varieties of services.
Since my gasping, near-death introduction to smoking a hubbly bubbly in Jeddah on my first camping trip in Kingdom in 1989, I had been on a mission to purchase one of these pipes - not to smoke, but for what they represented...
When you are in the leadership game, resting on your laurels is not an option. Such is the case for Aramco’s Upstream research arm, the EXPEC Advanced Research Center (EXPEC ARC), which keeps marching forward even during these unprecedented times.
Surrounded by the delightful sights and sounds of the Dhahran Nursery, Aramco’s president and CEO Amin Nasser launched two programs on Friday, October 16: Community Services’ Green Communities initiative and the 2020 Flower Season.
I was deeply saddened at news today of the death of Cliff Peterson back in April due to complications from advanced Parkinson’s Disease. I never met Cliff in person, but he became an important online friend during my first year in Saudi—the loneliest year when I was away from my family and often out left exploring by myself.
"Beautiful memories tell our story and wrap themselves in ribbons of the heart" ~Flavia Cacace. December 27, 2003 was an important and special day for me as post-lunch I had to deliver a forty-minute presentation at the 2003 Inspection Technical Exchange Meeting which took place at the Dammam Aramco Office Auditorium.
About an hour’s drive from Riyadh begins an off-road route of the same duration. The path is marked, but it is not the classic sandy desert. And as the car begins to vibrate and the wheels struggle to navigate the rocky rubble...