75 Years Ago Today - The Kingdom Changes

75 Years Ago Today - The Kingdom Changes

BY Tim Barger / /

Seventy-five years ago today, Casoc, now Saudi Aramco, had its first customer for a tanker-load of oil. If the company had been a mom and pop bakery, they would have proudly framed that first dollar bill.

An interview with Tim Barger

BY Aramco ExPats / /

By Grace Malone for AramcoExpats.com</em> Tim Barger’s stories about 1950s Aramco evoke a bygone era that defined a certain Aramcon spirit of doing more with less and having a fine time doing it – from a kid’s point of view. His collection Arabian Son: 21 Stories was released last month and I interviewed him about the book by telephone and email.

Arabian Son - 21 Stories

Arabian Son - 21 Stories

BY Tim Barger / /

Tim Barger’s collection of stories about his years growing up in Aramco are a study in impaired judgment and poor impulse control - yet they are entirely recognizable to any of us who lived in a place where you woke up to the muezzin and went to  lunch at the whistle.

Steven Reilly Denyer Receives MBA

BY AramcoExPats.com / /

In December 2013, Steven Reilly Denyer received his MBA degree from Hood College in Frederick Maryland. Steven was a student of Dhahran schools from 1980 to 1986. He is the son of Al and Pat Denyer who resided in Dhahran and Ras Tanura from April 1980 to August of 1990 when Al retired from Aramco. Steven and his wife Carrie live in Germantown, Maryland with their two children.

Chuck Crew and Reilly Financial Advisors Featured in the "New York Times" Regarding the Complications of Living and Working Abroad (1)

Chuck Crew and Reilly Financial Advisors Featured in the "New York Times" Regarding the Complications of Living and Working Abroad (1)

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

LIVING and working abroad may sound romantic. But having a financial life in more than one country — if one of those countries is the United States — is becoming increasingly complicated. Managing an international financial life was once solely the purview of the super rich, who jetted around the world. But given the still-high unemployment rate in the United States, opportunities for middle-class jobs abroad, in areas like finance, oil and construction, are becoming more appealing.

Chuck Crew and Reilly Financial Advisors Featured in the "New York Times" Regarding the Complications of Living and Working Abroad

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

LIVING and working abroad may sound romantic. But having a financial life in more than one country — if one of those countries is the United States — is becoming increasingly complicated. Managing an international financial life was once solely the purview of the super rich, who jetted around the world. But given the still-high unemployment rate in the United States, opportunities for middle-class jobs abroad, in areas like finance, oil and construction, are becoming more appealing.

Christopher Kaiser and Neyda Van Bennekom Marry in Florida

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Christopher Kaiser and Neyda Van Bennekom were married Saturday, November 10 at the home of Dave and Sabia Kaiser in Crystal River, Florida. Neyda’s brother Albert Van Bennekom, an ordained minister, officiated at the wedding ceremony.

Reilly Financial Advisors Opens Permanent Office in Al-Khobar!!

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

It is with great excitement that Reilly Financial Advisors announces the opening of our full-time office in Al-Khobar on February 15! Mark Shane, Vice President of Middle East Wealth Management, will be located full-time in the office and is available to help current and prospective clients directly from the Kingdom.

Tucson "Hafla" 2012 - Sunday, October 7 (1)

Tucson "Hafla" 2012 - Sunday, October 7 (1)

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The tennis tournament directed by Charlie Holland began at 8:30 a.m. on another beautiful day at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort in Tucson, Arizona. Other activities planned for Sunday were a duplicate bridge tournament that began at 1:00 and another showing of the film ARABIA presented by Hugh Renfro.

Tucson "Hafla" 2012 - Friday, October 5 (1)

Tucson "Hafla" 2012 - Friday, October 5 (1)

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Rick and Rianne Chimblo, hosts of this year's Saudi Aramco Annuitants Reunion - Hafla 2012 - could not have chosen a more beautiful setting for the reunion retreat. The JW Marriot Tucson Starr Pass Resort and Spa is nestled within 50 acres of lush land across the Tucson Mountain Park.

Announcing the Release of "Petra: A Brief History"

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Petra: A Brief History by David W. Tschanz, is an easy-to-read, popular history of one of the world’s most fabled cities and the mysterious people who built it. This is the ideal book for anyone who wants to know the entire story behind the "rose red city half as old as time," and the little known Nabataeans, who carved Petra from the living rock of Jordan's Sharah Mountains.

Tim Barger Publishes "Dhahran Fables: Fiesta Room Tales"

BY Tim Barger / /

In the late 1940s and early 1950s Dhahran, Saudi Arabia was a bare bones oil town in the middle of nothing but desert, a very different place then the Dhahran of today. There were no trees or lawns, no radio or television, and few amenities beyond the recreation center.