Saudi Aramco Leads Largest Oil Spill Drill Off the Coast of Jazan

Saudi Aramco Leads Largest Oil Spill Drill Off the Coast of Jazan

BY The Arabian Sun / /

In line with Saudi Aramco’s efforts to enhance the safety and protection of the environment of the Red Sea, and to ensure that preparedness to respond to incidents is vigorously maintained, the company recently carried out a major oil spill drill along oil tanker shipping routes in the southern part of the Red Sea.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - April 17, 2019

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - April 17, 2019

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

In the Red Sea near Marsa Alam, in southeast Egypt, this dugong—named Dennis by local divers—featured in a documentary about the pressures dugongs face from growth in tourism.

Saudi Aramco to Acquire Stake in South Korean Hyundai Oilbank

Saudi Aramco to Acquire Stake in South Korean Hyundai Oilbank

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) and Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings today announced that they have reached an agreement for Saudi Aramco’s subsidiary,  Aramco Overseas Company B.V (AOC), to purchase a 17% stake in South Korea's Hyundai Oilbank, a subsidiary of Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings.

My Khobar Addiction

My Khobar Addiction

BY Jackie Driver / /

Every Thursday morning I would be on the Aramco bus to Khobar like clockwork. Even the bus was an adventure because you would meet people from all over the world -- Azerbaijan, Lebanon, Malaysia-- and could strike up an immediate and fascinating conversation.

Ithra Contributes to Success of Sharqiah Season 2019

Ithra Contributes to Success of Sharqiah Season 2019

BY The Arabian Sun / /

”An amazing, amazing, amazing show, literally amazing,” said Rayan AlDawas, one of the visitors at the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra), describing the Spheres Performance at the Lush Garden. “This is al-Khobar. There have been a lot of changes; there are beautiful things happening. Honestly, it is honorable.”

Happy Birthday Hooriya Naushad Shah

Happy Birthday Hooriya Naushad Shah

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Hooriya Naushad Shah, daughter of Engr. Syed Naushad Shah, celebrated her 7th birthday on April 5th, 2019. Celebrations were held in Lahore, Pakistan.

Saudi Aramco Announces Pricing of $12 Billion Bond Issuance

Saudi Aramco Announces Pricing of $12 Billion Bond Issuance

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Arabian Oil Company (“Saudi Aramco”) today announced that it has priced an offering of $12 billion in its inaugural international bond issuance. The issuance is comprised of five tranches of senior unsecured notes under Saudi Aramco’s Global Medium Term Note Program.

Using Nonmetallic Materials to Land Airplanes on ‘Udhailiyah’s Short Runway

Using Nonmetallic Materials to Land Airplanes on ‘Udhailiyah’s Short Runway

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Saudi Aramco has deployed for the first time an important technology at airports where there isn’t a sufficient length of runway, due to obstacles, such as insufficient land availability, bodies of water, and other impediments as detailed in the Federal Aviation Administration Technical Standards.

Unicorns Return to the Rub’ al-Khali

Unicorns Return to the Rub’ al-Khali

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Here’s a bit of good news for young girls the world over who collect unicorn dolls and whose favorite T-shirts and sweatshirts and pajamas all feature colorful images of the mythical creature: Unicorns have reportedly been spotted in the deserts of Saudi Arabia. Really, but not really. Almost, though.

Lumpas Call it A Day After 38 Years in the Kingdom

Lumpas Call it A Day After 38 Years in the Kingdom

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Robert “Bob” Lumpa, assistant to Saudi Aramco executive director of Chemicals Olivier G. Thorel, is set to leave the company after 38 years of service. The Iowa native started his Saudi Aramco career in ‘Udhailiyah in 1980 as a plant engineer at gas-oil separation plants (GOSPs), seawater injection plants, and nonassociated Khuff gas well facilities.

Celebrating 75 Years of Education, Diversity

Celebrating 75 Years of Education, Diversity

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Saudi Aramco Expatriate Schools (SAES) kicked off its 75th anniversary celebration at a ceremony to express appreciation to educators, cementing its core values of excellence, diversity, community, and service.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - April 03, 2019

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - April 03, 2019

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

In an orange house along one of the sloped lanes of Bo-Kaap, Cape Town’s Muslim neighborhood, 92-year-old Abdiyah Da Costa deftly climbs the stairs to the second floor to what essentially has become a personal museum.

Aramco's Younger Workers Dig Deep on Key Issues at Houston Energy Summit

Aramco's Younger Workers Dig Deep on Key Issues at Houston Energy Summit

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Members of Saudi Aramco's Young Leaders Advisory Board (YLAB) took part in a stimulating professional development program at the CERAWeek global energy summit — meeting with executives, researchers, and traders at Aramco affiliates while also engaging in a workshop with young professionals from Halliburton to identify potential solutions to the perception challenge facing the industry.

MEOS 2019: Redefining Resilience

MEOS 2019: Redefining Resilience

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco’s senior vice president of Upstream told attendees of the 21st Middle East Oil & Gas Show and Conference (MEOS 2019) that taking into account “the evolving nature of what resilience means to our industry” is important to redefining the future.

Saudi Arabian Oil Company Announces Establishment of a Global Medium Term Note Program and Potential Notes Issuance

Saudi Arabian Oil Company Announces Establishment of a Global Medium Term Note Program and Potential Notes Issuance

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Arabian Oil Company (“Saudi Aramco”) today announced that it has established a Global Medium Term Note Program (the “Program”) and will conduct a series of fixed income investor meetings commencing on April 1, 2019. An offering of U.S. dollar-denominated senior unsecured notes (the “Notes”) under the Program may follow, subject to market conditions.

The Problem with Target Date Funds

The Problem with Target Date Funds

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

No professional Investment Adviser would invest his or her personal money in a target date fund, so why should you? Target date funds are an option to start investing but are too objective in a subjective world. What they do offer is simplicity and instant diversification, something investors just starting to save need access to.

2019 KSA Expat Reunion Annuitants Get an Up Close Look at Kingdom’s Transformation

2019 KSA Expat Reunion Annuitants Get an Up Close Look at Kingdom’s Transformation

BY The Arabian Sun / /

“A priceless gift to us and we cannot say enough great things about this trip!” Karen Gadai Johnson wrote at the conclusion of the 2019 KSA Expat Reunion. She brought her children with her from the U.S. to share with them where their grandparents had worked and where she was raised — the first time she had returned to Kingdom in more than 30 years.