7th Aramco Reunion in Toronto

7th Aramco Reunion in Toronto

BY Jasmine Carvalho and Yasmin Khory / /

After 3 years, 60 Aramcons came together for the 7th Toronto Aramco Reunion on September 30, 2023 at Woodbine Beach Park, Toronto. The azure skies, the blue waters, the sandy beach, the trees showing traces of fall colors and the green grass by the shelter that was rented for the event made for a perfect day.

Aramco Savings Plan and Mega Backdoor Roth

Aramco Savings Plan and Mega Backdoor Roth

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

Many of you may be familiar with the Aramco Savings Plan, which is a key retirement benefit offered through Aramco. But did you know that the plan offers after-tax contributions? And did you know it’s possible to convert those after-tax contributions to Roth?

Practice Makes Perfect: College Preparatory Program Students Achieve Top Exam Results

Practice Makes Perfect: College Preparatory Program Students Achieve Top Exam Results

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Two students in Aramco’s College Preparatory Program (CPP) have been recognized for achieving a perfect score on the Computer Science Advanced Placement (AP) exams this year. The students, Faisal Mufadhi and Anas Baroom, are now studying at King’s College London majoring, respectively, in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science.

Wasiq Maqsood Shah Weds Mahum Khan Sherwani

Wasiq Maqsood Shah Weds Mahum Khan Sherwani

BY Engr. Syed Naushad Shah / /

Aramcon families attended the wedding ceremony of Syed Yousaf Shah’s (Badge # 71533) grandson Wasiq Maqsood to Mahum Khan Sherwani in Lahore, Pakistan. Mr. Shah served in Aramco for more than two decades in the Department of Administration in Dhahran.

ADIPEC 2023: Energy Transition — A Relay, Not A Sprint

ADIPEC 2023: Energy Transition — A Relay, Not A Sprint

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco will continue its drive to provide a sustainable and reliable energy mix to the world, while investing heavily in new technologies and a range of initiatives and solutions to help meet climate challenges, a senior company executive has told the ADIPEC 2023 conference in Abu Dhabi.

NED69ers Mini Reunion - October 15, 2023

NED69ers Mini Reunion - October 15, 2023

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

The NED69ers Group graduated in 1969 from the NED Government Engineering College Karachi and is spread all over the globe. They are connected with each other through e-mails/WhatsApp and do meet occasionally in Karachi and around the world to refresh their sweet old memories of NED.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections -  October 11, 2023

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - October 11, 2023

BY AramcoWorld / /

The Duet series focuses on double portraits, a tradition in West Africa. I try to create a duality, a resemblance between two people through gestures, clothing, poses, etc. This series includes portraits of relatives, friends and people united by other ties.

Tales of the Bedouin – Part XXXIII: A Camel Saddle’s Journey

Tales of the Bedouin – Part XXXIII: A Camel Saddle’s Journey

BY Mark Lowey / /

In this piece Mark Lowey recounts the unique journey of a traditional Bedouin camel saddle that found its way from the Saudi desert to Watsonville, California. During lunch hour on a warm winter day on January 13, 1979, I took a walk to look around an abandoned Bedouin encampment near my worksite at Fazran.

Unprecedented Licensing Agreements with Leading Technology Providers

Unprecedented Licensing Agreements with Leading Technology Providers

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco Technical Services executive vice president Wail A. Al Jaafari presided over a signing ceremony of “General Licensing Agreements” with leading technology licensors, marking a milestone that will reshape the technology procurement landscape within the company.

Ithraeyat 21st Edition: Celebrating the ‘Art’ of Food

Ithraeyat 21st Edition: Celebrating the ‘Art’ of Food

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Ithraeyat is back with its 21st edition themed “Spread” featuring various flavors of articles, conversations, and stories centered around the realm of food, along with its cultural, artistic, historical, and philosophical dimensions.

Aramco High Achievers Secure Honors at Global Security Exchange Forum

Aramco High Achievers Secure Honors at Global Security Exchange Forum

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Two Aramco security chiefs have been promoted and recognized for their services to ASIS International, the security industry’s premier association, at the prestigious Global Security Exchange (GSX) Forum, held recently in Dallas, Texas.

Aramco Advances Development of Emissions Reduction Solutions

Aramco Advances Development of Emissions Reduction Solutions

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco is further advancing the development of emissions reduction solutions including lower-carbon hydrogen, Direct Air Capture (DAC) of carbon dioxide (CO2), a novel approach to CO2 storage that involves turning carbon dioxide into stone, and the harnessing of geothermal energy.

Ashraf Al-Ghazzawi Outlines Our Advanced Decarbonization Strategies at ADIPEC 2023

Ashraf Al-Ghazzawi Outlines Our Advanced Decarbonization Strategies at ADIPEC 2023

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Ashraf Al-Ghazzawi, executive vice president of Strategy and Corporate Development at Aramco states, "In our view, the transition is anything but straightforward. First, you have to appreciate the scale and magnitude of the global energy system. This system energizes a $100 trillion global economy."

Net0thon A Journey Toward Net Zero, Powered by Innovation

Net0thon A Journey Toward Net Zero, Powered by Innovation

BY The Arabian Sun / /

“Our ambition is no longer bound by the latest modern science in the pursuit of net zero as an ambition sought by the global industrial elites. Rather, the goal of competent Saudi minds is to take the initiative and compete in this field and contribute to making our planet a better place for human life and all beings.”

New Upstream and Downstream Operating Model Drives Continued and Future Success

New Upstream and Downstream Operating Model Drives Continued and Future Success

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Empowering Aramco’s greatest asset, its people, sits at the heart of Aramco’s ongoing continuous improvement journey. An update related to the recently introduced changes in Aramco’s operating model was shared at two town hall meetings held by the Upstream and Downstream presidents for directors and above in their respective business lines.

Celebrating My Birthday with Middle Eastern Food in Washington, D.C.

Celebrating My Birthday with Middle Eastern Food in Washington, D.C.

BY Anushka Bose / /

This past Wednesday, September 27th, I turned 27 years old. To celebrate, some friends took me out for dinner, and my desired spot was a beautiful Lebanese restaurant called Villa Yara in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

Remember These Aramco-Issued Wool Blankets?

Remember These Aramco-Issued Wool Blankets?

BY Aramco ExPats / /

I believe these wool blankets were Aramco-issued in the 50s to bachelors and maybe families. At least my father had two of them when we arrived about a year after his employment in the ChemLab in Dhahran in 1955-56, and I recall seeing them in other homes around camp.

Fun in Abqaiq in the Late '70s

Fun in Abqaiq in the Late '70s

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Bobby Riley shared these action shots of Kevin Durham, Kevin Riley and Sean Allen catching air while having fun in Abqaiq in the Late '70s.

Aramco Wins Top Accolade at Prestigious International Film Festival

Aramco Wins Top Accolade at Prestigious International Film Festival

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco has taken home one of the most prestigious accolades at an international film festival, having received the coveted “Company of the Year” Blue Dolphin award. The company’s Media Production Division (MPD) also won awards for three of its productions and received finalist certificates for three other entries at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards.