Driver, Take Me to Half Moon Bay!

Driver, Take Me to Half Moon Bay!

BY Aramco ExPats / /

According to the 21 May 1958 issue of the Arabian Sun and Flare—published exactly 60 years ago this week!—if you were living in Dhahran at the time and wanted to visit Half Moon Bay 14 or so miles (23 kilometers) to the south by taxi, a one-way ride there would have cost you 12 SAR ...

Another Chapter in Board of Directors History

Another Chapter in Board of Directors History

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Dhahran — Last week, HE Khalid A. Al Falih, Chairman of the Saudi Aramco Board of Directors, announced the appointment of five new members to the Board. The new directors are HE Mohammed A. Al-Jadaan, HE Mohammed M. Al-Tuwaijri, Peter L. Cella, Lynn Laverty Elsenhans, and Andrew N. Liveris (the appointment of Liveris is effective July 1, 2018.)

2018 Razorfish Swim Meet a Success

2018 Razorfish Swim Meet a Success

BY Dr. Mohammed Ifteqaruddin / /

The Razorfish Swim University, founded by  Zubair Mohammed Iftekhar, successfully concluded the year 2018 with the Razorfish Swim Meet at Sujatha Public School, Hyderabad. Zubair is the son of Aramco annuitant Dr. Mohammed Ifteqaruddin.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah – Spring 2018

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah – Spring 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah is a twice-yearly magazine distributed to retired employees and adult children of the Saudi Aramco Enterprise.

Saudi Aramco Awards Contract of Haradh Increment Program

Saudi Aramco Awards Contract of Haradh Increment Program

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco today awarded a contract for a permanent communications system serving its Haradh Increment to Networks & System Integration S.A. Co. Ltd. (NESIC Saudi Arabia) as part of Aramco’s Gas Compression Program in Haradh and Hawiyah.

Saudi Aramco steps up to Deliver Landmark Global Fire Operations Conference

Saudi Aramco steps up to Deliver Landmark Global Fire Operations Conference

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The Saudi Aramco Fire Protection Department (FrPD) recently collaborated with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) to deliver the First International Fire Operations Conference. Held at a Manama-area hotel under the patronage of Lt. General Sheikh Rashed Bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, Minister of Interior for the Kingdom of Bahrain, the historic forum created a platform for fire operations education on a global platform.

Arabian Return Chapter XLV: Fi Amanellah

Arabian Return Chapter XLV: Fi Amanellah

BY Colleen Wilson / /

The next morning, Wednesday, July 26th, 1978, my 50th birthday, Keith Kaul drove me to the Dhahran Airport on the new divided highway that had just opened recently. The sand dunes along the way all looked so undisturbed and pretty. I tried to relish as much of the old, familiar desert look of Arabia as I could as we drove along, with my eyes and my camera.

A Street Called Straight

A Street Called Straight

BY Aramco ExPats / /

How often have you heard someone say, “A picture is worth a thousand words?” If that’s true—and we here at AXP believe it so—then the stories told by Aramco annuitant Bert Seal, Badge Number 17347, with his camera while serving as a photographer with the Public Relations Department...

Austin Hafla 2018 - Four Month Countdown

Austin Hafla 2018 - Four Month Countdown

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Come join us at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort to celebrate our friendships--those from our Aramco days and the new ones we will make in September. Tell your friends to book their rooms at the Hyatt ASAP and complete their Hafla Registration Forms ASAP as well.

Jeffrey of Arabia Turns 50

Jeffrey of Arabia Turns 50

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Many of you may recognize this photo of Jeffrey of Arabia. Jeffrey Jaszczak was just 11 years old when the photo was taken. He lived in Dhahran behind the snack bar and then on Hufuf in Dhahran Hills when the photo was selected for a promotional ad for Aramco in the 80's.

PETRONAS, Saudi Aramco Launch Corporate Identity of Their Refinery and Petrochemical Joint Ventures in Pengerang, Malaysia

PETRONAS, Saudi Aramco Launch Corporate Identity of Their Refinery and Petrochemical Joint Ventures in Pengerang, Malaysia

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), the national oil company of Malaysia and Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco); today launched the corporate identity for their joint ventures in the Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) located in Pengerang, Johor, Malaysia, namely Pengerang Refining Company Sdn Bhd (PRefChem Refining) *1 and Pengerang Petrochemical Company Sdn Bhd (PRefChem Petrochemical)*2, collectively known as “PRefChem”.

Symposium on “4th Industrial Revolution and IKTVA Support"

Symposium on “4th Industrial Revolution and IKTVA Support"

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco participated today in the Eastern Province Chamber of Commerce symposium on the "4th Industrial Revolution and iktva support." The event highlighted the investment opportunities offered by the advent of the 4th Industrial Revolution and the role of small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Saudi Aramco Partners on Social Development Program for Women in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Aramco Partners on Social Development Program for Women in Saudi Arabia

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Sutherland, the process transformation company, Saudi Aramco, the national oil company of Saudi Arabia; and Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (IAU), one of the largest higher education institutions in the Gulf region, today announced a partnership in which Sutherland will train local women and create a sustainable all-female professional development model for the region.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - May 16, 2018

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - May 16, 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

When Hormuzd Rassam went to work in January of 1846 as an assistant to Austen Henry Layard, Rassam was 19 years old and eager to help the man who had come from England to dig out a buried palace near Rassam’s home town of Mosul.

Priceless Memories of Mothers

Priceless Memories of Mothers

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Hanging on the wall to the left of the desk in my study is a framed etching, “Chelsea,” by renowned American-born expat artist James A. McNeill Whistler. It dates from 1879 and depicts a long-since-removed wooden bridge stretching across the River Thames at Chelsea in London...

The Solitary Bedouin – A Winter’s Day in The Middle of Nowhere

The Solitary Bedouin – A Winter’s Day in The Middle of Nowhere

BY Mark Lowey / /

It was a Friday in January 1979, my only day off each week as a contractor to Aramco, and I was ready for an adventure. My American friend, Rob, drove from Al Khobar and arrived around 6 a.m. at the door of my single room in the Abqaiq contractors’ bachelor camp.

Ramadan's Lanterns

Ramadan's Lanterns

BY AramcoWorld / /

Blessed is He who made constellations in the skies and placed therein a lamp and a moon giving light; and it is He who made the night and day to follow each other: For such as have the will to celebrate His praises or to show their gratitude.