Antiquities Homecoming Project Launched

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco’s King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture has joined hands with the Saudi Commission for Tourism & Antiquities (SCTA) to encourage the donation and return of Saudi Arabian archeological artifacts currently in private collections around the world. Saudi Aramco signed an agreement with the SCTA on Dec. 26 to cooperate in recovering valuable heritage artifacts.

Beneath the Surface

Beneath the Surface

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco has passed another environmental milestone with the publication of the Marine Atlas of the Western Arabian Gulf. The atlas is the first of its kind in the Kingdom and offers a unique window into the diverse, rich marine and coastal environments of the Arabian Gulf.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 2011

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 2011

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Benny and Carol Cespedes were visiting Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, famous for its now-rebuilt Stari Most bridge between religious communities, this spring when their home in Austin, Texas, burned in a wildfire.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Spring 2011

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Spring 2011

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

When Michael Canady retired, he returned to his hometown of Chicago, bought half a flower shop and set up a chocolate company. Now he’s teaching as well as making delicious truffles, pralines and bark.

Khurais Field Hosts G-20 Officials

BY saudiaramco.com / /

Some big players in the world economy visited the Khurais Field on Oct. 16 to learn about Saudi Aramco’s role in energy security.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 2010

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 2010

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

A total of 386 retirees, family members and friends attended the 27th Saudi Aramco Annuitants Reunion, Orlando “Hafla” 2010, held Oct. 1-4. The Florida get together lived up to its name, turning out to be a dandy “family” gathering.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Spring 2010

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Spring 2010

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

In the closing days of WWII, a camel left Hofuf bearing an unusual load. In one saddlebag it carried a tiny chestnut colt; in the other was a 55-gallon oil drum filled with water. The colt was gift from Amir Sa‘ud ibn Jiluwi, governor of the Eastern Province, to six-year-old Stevie Furman…

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 2009

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 2009

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

More than 750 people turned out for the 2009 Brats Reunion on Memorial Day weekend, May 21-24, in Los Angeles, arriving by plane, car and—in one case—motor scooter for what was probably the first such gathering held just a block away from the Arrivals Hall.

Buoys Protect Vital Coral Reefs

Buoys Protect Vital Coral Reefs

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco recently installed 36 permanently moored buoys around the coral-reef islands of Jana, Karan and Kurayn to protect vital coral reefs. The buoys are one way Saudi Aramco demonstrates its environmental stewardship, its role in environmental protection and citizenship.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Spring 2009

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Spring 2009

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The concept of “reunion” is not as simple as it first appears. Witness the remarkable 2nd KSA Expatriate Saudi Aramco Reunion, which unrolled March 9-19, the latest I’ve been honored to attend in a chain of company-linked gatherings that now spans 62 years.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 2008

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 2008

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Mollie Kennedy Brooks cried. Steve Furman sported a mile-wide grin. And Caryll Hayden Goodale fainted. Those were just a few of the reactions of the 29 “kids” who shook hands with King Abdullah ibn ‘Abd al-‘Aziz onMay 20 in Dhahran, 61 years after meeting his father, King ‘Abd al-‘Aziz, at almost exactly the same spot.

Tunisia's Center of Ceramics

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

In Nabeul, even the butcher shops are decorated with multicolored tiles. A hugely oversized, colorfully glazed jar rises in the center of the city's main traffic circle, making it clear that Nabeul is all about pottery. Walk the streets and you'll think you've stumbled into an outlet mall devoted to pottery and ceramics.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Spring 2008

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Spring 2008

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

In late 1948, when young Amy Ward was visiting her parents’ home in Short Hills, N.J., her father suggested that she apply for a job at Aramco, whose predecessor Casoc (the California Arabian Standard Oil Company) he’d known many years before.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 2007

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 2007

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

One soggy afternoon in late 1935, a stranger stepped out of the rain into the lobby of Superior Oil’s west coast headquarters in Los Angeles, Calif. 'Joe Mountain to see Russ Gerow,' he announced.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Spring 2007

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Spring 2007

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Some 400 Saudi Aramco annuitants, retirees, Brats and business contacts turned out at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Md., in October for the third annual retiree reception and dinner hosted by the Washington, D.C., office of Aramco Services Company. The event was part of the company’s program to help maintain the strong connection between Saudi Aramco and its retirees.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 2006

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 2006

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

More than 500 retirees, dependents and friends turned out for the Saudi Aramco Annuitants Silver Reunion held May 29 - June 1 in Branson, MO.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Spring 2006

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Spring 2006

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Place one tenacious construction manager who also happens to be a discriminating collector of antique maps and prints in the Eastern Province on bachelor status. Then let this “quiet adventurer” loose in the suqs of Saudi Arabia for a couple of years’ worth of Fridays in the late 1970s, and voila – you’ve got a unique collection of craftwork and a book to boot.

U.S. Teachers Take Arabia Field Trip

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

DHAHRAN, SAUDI ARABIA (December 11, 2005) - Saudi Aramco recently took a group of educators from schools around the United States out for a spin around Saudi Arabia, exhibiting the best of what the country has to offer its citizens and the world.

Hawiyah NGL Project Launched

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Another important step recently was taken in Saudi Arabia's industrialization drive with the beginning of construction of Saudi Aramco's Hawiyah Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) Project, which will add hundreds of thousands of barrels of petrochemical feedstock daily to the industrial cities of Jubail on the Arabian Gulf and Yanbu' on the Red Sea.