Former Dhahran Consulate Deputy Principal Officer Colbert Held chats with Baylor University graduate student Corrine Peters at his exhibition of 250 photographs focusing on the Middle East, which runs through May 15 at the Waco, Texas, school. Photograph by Arthur Clark.
Thousands of runners crowded the start lines of both the full marathon and half marathon on race day, Jan. 13, to fulfill their dream of participating in one of the most celebrated running events in the United States — and indeed around the world — despite bouts of pouring rain that continued to drench the streets of Houston.
Three cheers! Participants gave the 28th biennial Annuitants Reunion in Tucson a big thumbs up. Photograph by Arthur Clark.
Tim Barger and Sally Duncan stroll by one of the great Nabataean tombs at Madain Salih—a stop for former Aramcons and family members honored in February for returning archeological artifacts to the kingdom. Photograph by Arthur Clark.
Elinor Nichols could never have guessed nearly half a century ago that a visit with her late husband Roger to a remote sand buffeted fort in the eastern desert of Saudi Arabia would spark a journey that would see her return earlier this month as a guest of royalty.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some big players in the world economy visited the Khurais Field on Oct. 16 to learn about Saudi Aramco’s role in energy security.
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.
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…
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.
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.
THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, June 03, 2009 -- Aramco Overseas Co. (AOC) employees joined the staff of Resto Van Harte on May 13 to prepare a healthy three-course Arabic meal for 50 children from the Laakkwartier — a low-income, multicultural neighborhood in The Hague.
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.