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.
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.
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.
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.
DHAHRAN, January 02, 2008 -- More than 230 national and international professionals representing the oil and gas, petrochemical and water industries, as well as academia, discussed topics in corrosion and materials failures at the 2007 Materials Engineering and Corrosion Control (ME&CC) Technical Exchange Meeting.
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.
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.
More than 500 retirees, dependents and friends turned out for the Saudi Aramco Annuitants Silver Reunion held May 29 - June 1 in Branson, MO.
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.
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.
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.
Embraced by the stone wall, greeting and guarding, the oleanders, "rose-bays," with blossoms in bunches, clumps of small cups, pink or white, deep green, sand dusted laurel leaves, pointed, narrow, isolate each from each, the beautiful poisonous leaves and blossoms delighting the eye, oleandre, oleandro, oleandrum, lorandrum, these became out of bushes trees beside the door, beside the gate, where you entered, where you went out.
If good international relationships are developed on good individual relationships, the 70-year-plus ties between the United States and Saudi Arabia would seem to be in good shape after an eight-day visit of 12 retired Saudi Aramco employees and family members that ended March 5.
he past year was a record-breaker for Saudi Aramco Refining, as workers teamed up to create milestones in production, profits and safety.
Tennis, anyone? Or golf, or bridge ... or checkers? "May I have the next dance?" or "Want to rock?" Or how about catching up with the latest news on the Saudi Aramco enterprise?
Retiree William Tracy's photograph of Riyadh's downtown, with its 992-foot Kingdom Center (foreground) and the 876-foot Faisaliyah Center, captures the soaring vitality of the capital.
Tim Barger is the son of former Aramco President & CEO, Thomas C. Barger, who retired in 1969. An ‘Aramco Brat’, having been born and raised in Dhahran, Tim went on to earn a BA in History from Santa Clara University.
Fourth- and fifth-graders from Warrrensburg, Mo., thanked Paul and Colleen Nance for opening a doorway into Saudi Arabia this spring, following their visit to "Into the Desert: A Bedouin Tent" at Central Missouri State University.
The 2002 Saudi Aramco Reunion organizing committee welcomes all annuitants, second-generation Aramcons and guests to the 23rd Biennial Reunion in beautiful San Diego, California.