Think about it, fellow Aramco ExPats. How many times, after someone learns you once lived and worked in Saudi Arabia, have you found yourself in the position of having to correct them after they launched into a well-intentioned but misguided commentary on the Kingdom...
Occasionally, when I get a really good shot, I can feel it. It’s almost like getting goosebumps. “This is too beautiful to be real. How did this happen? How was I so lucky to be here?”
With the end of World War II Aramco was finally able to ramp up production and start shipping a decent volume of oil after waiting a dozen years for a chance to get a return on the investment of tens of millions of dollars sunk into the Arabian venture since 1933.
This coming Sunday, being the third Sunday in June, will be celebrated as Father’s Day in 60 countries around the world. Last year, AXP marked Father’s Day 2017 by highlighting 11 songs written about fathers, starting with Paul Peterson’s mushy-but-heartfelt 1964 hit, “My Dad”...
Tuesday, September 18, is tour day and the Austin Hafla 2018 committee is offering two choices. The Austin Duck Adventures is an overview tour of downtown Austin. The LBJ Presidential Library and Texas State Capital tour offers an in-depth visit to two of Austin’s most important landmarks.
Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority (GEA) announced that it will organize 400 events across 23 cities on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr, which is set for the end of the week.
Al Ahmadi is on board the Zamil Six. Around 20 feet away, Abdullah F. Al Amiri feels the effects of Al Ahmadi’s actions. Al Amiri is sitting patiently inside a LARS — a metal cage measuring 6 feet by 3 feet, as it stands perilously close to the edge.
Corrosion is a global problem that costs the world $2.5 trillion annually. This chemical process is most often seen on metal surfaces as rust and can result in catastrophic failure of infrastructure, such as bridges.
The Black Church in Braşov is so called due to a fire in 1689, and it holds more than 150 Ottoman rugs, the largest collection outside Turkey. The carpets, woven in western Anatolia, show floral, arabesque and geometric motifs, and most have never been walked upon. This display wall shows plain-niche prayer rugs.
The monthly progress meeting of Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA) was held on June 04, 2018 at Kamal Farooqi’s office.
A city known for its rich geologic surroundings served as the setting for the 2018 American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Annual Convention and Exhibition. Salt Lake City, a stone’s throw from the Green River Basin and its abundant natural gas reserves, was a good jumping off point for Saudi Aramco attendees, who participated in a pre-show conference field trip and then followed up with a high visibility show presence during the technical sessions, award ceremonies, and exhibition.
Often when I sit down at my computer to write about one subject or another for AXP, I venture into the realm of my personal history to inflict upon readers memories from my past I believe they might find interesting. Such was the case last week with the article on shawarmas...
Over 38 years ago, back in 1980, a fantastic group of Aramcons were hired and many of them resided in the old Abqaiq Aramco Construction Camp (ACC) which was located just outside the Abqaiq Main Camp boundary. In those days, Aramco Management decided that these types of camps should be divided by nationality and each section had different dining halls so that foods could be prepared to suit their native tastes.
Zara Imran is eight years of age and a student of Generation’s School. She is the daughter of Imran Ghouri and Erum Imran and granddaughter of Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan, Vice President of Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA).
Saudi Aramco signed 16 contracts with seven companies to operate and maintain facilities in its community over the next 10 years. The contracts signing took place during a ceremony in Dhahran where Saudi Aramco signed the contracts with Al-Yamama Company for Trading and Contracting; Arabian Fal Holding Company; Abdulwahab Mansour Al-Moallam Sons Company; Rezayat Company Ltd; Al-Tamimi Global Company for Services and Maintenance; SRACO Company; and Nesma and Partners Contracting Company Ltd.
Scientists from Saudi Aramco’s Research and Development Center (R&DC) recently organized the eighth annual meeting of the Saudi Arabian Section of the Combustion Institute.
Back in April 2011, stuck in a monumental traffic jam on Interstate 5 just north of Seattle, I switched on the radio and hit the Seek button, hoping to find a station with an up-to-date traffic report. “Maybe they’ll recommend a way around this mess,”
Muscat, Oman — Jabel Shams, in the heart of the northeastern region of Oman, is the highest point in the Arabian Gulf, reaching 3,009 meters above sea level. Last month, a group of more than 25 Aramcons arrived in Muscat to participate in a 10-kilometer challenge to hike up the striking Jabel Shams mountain peak, and back.
Mariam A. Rehman, granddaughter of SAEEA Pakistan member and Aramco annuitant Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan participated in the Pakistan Science Contest CEATS (Center for Educational Assessments and Testing Services) which took place on 9 February 2018 in “Generation’s School” South Campus.
Have you ever been so steamed that you came unglued in a public place? That happened to me once, more than a thousand years ago. I blame my misfortune on your relentless obsession with hot baths, especially the Turkish kind passed on to the Ottomans by the Romans I knew so well. You hygienic humans love to relax in them, but for me, all that steam was a hiss of death. Long ago it loosed my grip and sent me into a downward spiral that ended in the darkest of places. I am better now, and it helps to talk about it—so here goes.