As we begin a new year in a new decade, we gather inspiration by taking a look back at what news the Aramco ExPats community enjoyed the most. Here are the highlights - stories, photos and more - in case you missed them...
Dining and Cafés Come Out on Top in Most Improved Services in Operations and Business Services Competition
The increased quantity, variety, and quality of restaurants, cafés, and food outlets such as Starbucks prompted employees to vote it the most-improved service.
AramcoWorld, Saudi Aramco's flagship publication, is widely recognized as a leading source of nonpolitical coverage of the history, geography, arts and cultures of Saudi Arabia, the Middle East and the wider Islamic world, with an emphasis on the interweavings of the plural cultures of East and West, past and present.
Our winter vacation had started and as my father works with a company which is situated outside the city, he was at home on his two weeks off. So, we decided to go to the closest serene place possible and that was how we ended up going to Gorakh Hills.
A state of the art data center has been established under the supervision of Engr. Syed Naushad Shah. His efforts were recognized by the senior officials of the government sector and resulted in the saving of millions of dollars for Varsity University of Pakistan.
For centuries, Saudi Bedouins have passed down their rich oral and poetic storytelling traditions. Their elders have recounted and embellished vivid tales of bravery, skill, and family values, often over a glowing campfire...
In Houston and in elite running circles around the world, the name Aramco takes on special meaning each year in January. That is when more than 300,000 runners, spectators, and volunteers descend on downtown Houston to be part of Marathon Weekend.
It is 4 a.m. at the Tanajib camp. The outside temperature is 11°C, as expected at this time of year. In Building 130, an alarm bell rings awakening Bassam H. Fallatah — it’s an early start. Saudi Aramco has passengers that need ferrying to offshore platforms, so it’s time to get to work.
Produced from film shot by Aramcon George Mandis, this video opens with scenes of a Jeddah that would be all but unrecognizable to residents of the city today if for no other reason than the virtual lack of automobile traffic.
It was more than 100 years ago that a German archeologist named Ernst Sellin began excavations at Tel Balata, an archeological mound near the city of Nablus in Palestine’s West Bank. The mound, or tell, as archeologists call it, proved to be the site of a large Bronze Age city with stone fortifications, monumental gates and a temple with walls five meters thick.
Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA) celebrated its 22nd Reunion on January 05, 2020 at Hotel Mehran, Karachi, Pakistan.
Saudi Aramco concluded the 12th International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC), the largest international oil and gas conference, which took place in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The conference attracted record particpation of over 18,000 attendees and over 1,200 organizations from over 70 countries around the world, as well as over 250 exhibiting companies.
Join Aramco ExPat Iro Smith on exclusive travel adventures in Greece. As a native Greek, Iro will arrange unique trips and tours for fellow ExPats that will enrich your education, pleasure, adventure and entertainment.
Growing up in Dhahran, I was trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. Except maybe for obedient, thrifty and, almost certainly, brave. As a Boy Scout, after all, I took our Scout Law seriously. Sort of.
Saudi Aramco president and CEO Amin Nasser has been named the Energy Intelligence Energy Executive of the Year for 2020. Nasser, who is the 24th winner of the highly prestigious award, received the most votes from past winners and top global industry executives.
Congratulations to Patrick and Kelly Hermes on 30 years of marriage. Patrick and Kelly were married on January 8th, 1990. They have two daughters, ages 25 and 29, who are both married and living in the U.S.
We are proud to bring you the Winter edition of our Wellbeing Magazine. Discover new services and the latest health and wellness news, all available at the click of a button.
Gathered outside Gate 34 in Dhahran on Friday, 145 fortunate Saudi Aramco employees and dependents were about to go on a memorable day trip. Organized by the Corporate Affairs’ events team, the group was being taken to see the many archaeological treasures of Al-‘Ula in the northwest area of Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Aramco today hosted the opening ceremony of the International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC), the leading international oil and gas conference taking place from January 13-15 in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
Rehmat Ul Alameen Welfare Organization (RAWO) was established in April 2013 in a small house in Korangi, under the supervision of Col (R) Javed Majid, assisted by Qari Saifullah. The aim of RAWO is to uplift the poor people economically: raise education standards, support financially, increase their earning capacity and provide platform to excel further.