AramcoWorld Reading Selections - March 31, 2021

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - March 31, 2021

BY AramcoWorld / /

From the shipyards that line Tanah Beru’s beachfront, the masts of great wooden sailboats rise to palm-tree heights. Closer to the sands, shipwrights wield saws and adzes to sculp 40-meter hulls made of massive timbers bent into shape over open fires and assembled with dovetails, pegs and other joinery—no nails.

"Dear Folks": Chapter 2

"Dear Folks": Chapter 2

BY Ken Slavin / /

“It seems like we’ve always been here…” Mildred Webster (known to family and friends as “Mimi”) proves a very thorough, observant and entertaining correspondent. Throwing herself headlong into the new and exciting life of the Aramco camps, she still reports regularly...

New Energy, New Horizon - SAEEA Hyderabad

New Energy, New Horizon - SAEEA Hyderabad

BY Mohammed Ifteqaruddin / /

The Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association of Hyderabad, India recently called a general meeting for the purpose of electing new office bearers.

A Family Visit to Quetta and Ziarat

A Family Visit to Quetta and Ziarat

BY Zara Imran / /

On the 17th of February 2021, my father got a call from our uncle Adnan Phupa who suggested we join him on his visit to Quetta. My father took a while to answer as he contemplated his busy work schedule and our online school schedule.

A Morning with Magpies in Billahmer

A Morning with Magpies in Billahmer

BY Gregory Askew / /

I arrived an hour before sunup on a January morning at a small village northwest of Billahmer, in the highlands of the Asir region. At about 2,700 meters above sea level, the early hour — coupled with stiff winds up over the edge of the Sarawat escarpment — meant, for the first time, I was properly cold in the Kingdom.

The Challenges and Charms of Traversing the Rub’ al-Khali

The Challenges and Charms of Traversing the Rub’ al-Khali

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Being an explorer, the idea of crossing the Rub’ al-Khali, also known as the Empty Quarter, was a big challenge. We spent three months preparing for the trip, meeting frequently to study any potential risks or challenges that we may face.

Nasir K. Al-Naimi Named Senior Vice President

Nasir K. Al-Naimi Named Senior Vice President

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Nasir K. Al-Naimi has been appointed senior vice president of Upstream, effective April 1, 2021, after previously being appointed acting Business Line Head of Upstream in September 2020.

"Dear Folks": Chapter 1

"Dear Folks": Chapter 1

BY Ken Slavin / /

Ken Webster began his oil industry career in 1931, shortly after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.

The Webster Letters Revisited

The Webster Letters Revisited

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Every now and then, AramcoExPats strikes gold with one of its features. Such was the case back in 2007 when we published a series of letters written by the late Ken Webster, who began his long service with Aramco in 1944, with World War II still raging.

Al-Abdulqader and AzZahrani Appointed as Vice Presidents

Al-Abdulqader and AzZahrani Appointed as Vice Presidents

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Khalid M. Al-Abdulqader has been appointed as the vice president of Unconventional Resources effective April 1, 2021. Prior to this appointment, Al-Abdulqader has been serving as the executive director of Unconventional Resources.

Banana Flambe: Al Hasa Cookbook - 1976

Banana Flambe: Al Hasa Cookbook - 1976

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Peel bananas; cut in half lengthwise. Melt butter in a 10 inch fry pan; stir in orange peel, brown sugar; bring to a boil. Sauté banana halves on both sides about 3 minutes total. Puree raspberries in electric blender, add brandy and pour over bananas; heat.

Saudi Aramco Annual Report 2020

Saudi Aramco Annual Report 2020

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

This Annual Report covers financial and operational aspects of Aramco from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020, and is issued in both Arabic and English. The print version is identical to its PDF counterpart, which is available at aramco.com.

Aramco Announces Full-year 2020 Results

Aramco Announces Full-year 2020 Results

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (“Aramco” or “the Company”) today announced its full-year 2020 results, demonstrating exceptional resilience despite the macroeconomic impact of COVID-19 and delivering on its intended dividend payments to shareholders.

Rehmat Ul Alameen Welfare Organization 2020

Rehmat Ul Alameen Welfare Organization 2020

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

RAWO has been working since April 2013 in Korangi and also from Thallian Village, D.I. Khan since 2017, with the aim to uplift the poor people economically, raise their educational standard, and provide a platform to excel further.

Saudi Dress: The Beginnings of a Modest Collection

Saudi Dress: The Beginnings of a Modest Collection

BY Brid Beeler / /

My first traditional Arab dress was a gift from a family in the Asir. It is a beautiful black velvet dress with blue and gold stitching on the bodice, sleeves and skirt.

Reilly Financial Advisors Can Now Manage Your Aramco Savings Plan

Reilly Financial Advisors Can Now Manage Your Aramco Savings Plan

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

We are excited to announce our latest service offering for new and existing clients of Reilly Financial Advisors (RFA), called FeeX. FeeX is a software system that will allow RFA to review, trade, reallocate, and rebalance accounts such as your Aramco Savings Plan at Vanguard.

SAEEA Karachi Announces New Website Domain

SAEEA Karachi Announces New Website Domain

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA) Karachi, Pakistan is pleased to announce the launching of their website on a new domain. The URL for the website is https://www.saeea.pk.