From the June 5, 1968 edition of the Sun and Flare. The Dhahran Pool was where the action was last Wednesday as a revitalized Abqaiq swim team swamped their Najmah rivals, 59-41, and at the same time broke three Dhahran Pool junior high records.
Three members of Aramco’s Abqaiq Toastmasters Club reached the finals of the Saudi Arabian Toastmasters Annual Conference’s (SATAC) annual public speaking contests in al-Khobar in May. SATAC is the biggest and most prestigious Toastmasters event held in Saudi Arabia on an annual basis.
Top golfers competed for the top spot on the leaderboard at the Aramco Team Series (ATS) held in West Palm Beach, Florida, as part of the Ladies European Tour. The global program strives to support the next generation of players and welcome them to the game.
Saudi Arabia has won the second highest number of awards globally at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) — the world’s largest international pre-college science competition. Twenty-three Saudi students claimed a total of 27 awards.
Max Verstappen extended his Formula 1 championship lead by keeping his cool in a rain-affected Monaco Grand Prix. Verstappen earned a last-gasp pole position for F1’s most prestigious race ahead of Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula 1 Team’s Fernando Alonso and Alpine’s Esteban Ocon.
On May 2, more than 800 volunteers from Aramco’s Drilling and Workover (D&WO), in collaboration with the Eastern Province Amana, the Ematah cleaning awareness program, Saudi Red Crescent Authority, Saudi Special Forces for Roads Security, and other corporate stakeholders and contractors, joined forces to pick up trash and construction debris at two locations on the Dhahran-Abqaiq Highway 30 kilometers from Dhahran.
From its early days of exploration in the 1930s, Aramco has forged a reputation for resilience and strength over the past nine decades. In many ways, Aramco’s story is just beginning, powered by innovation, determination, and dedication to a common goal.
The best swimmers from nine squads competed last weekend in the 2023 Eastern Province Swimming Association (EPSA) Championships, which was hosted by the Dhahran Youth Swim League (DYSL) swim team. DYSL won top team honors, with the Khobar Lasers earning second and the Blue Marlins coming in third.
From the May 30, 1962 edition of The Sun and Flare. Barbara St. John, the first woman to be hired for Aramco's foreign service, received her 20-year pin from retiring vice president W.R. Cooper in a special ceremony held May 27. Also the first woman to have completed two decades of service with Aramco and affiliated companies...
A total of 375 volunteers from Aramco and the local community have cleared 1,600 kilograms of plastic and other trash in al-Hasa as part of a Cleanup Day Campaign to mark Saudi Environment Week 2023.
From the May 29, 1985 edition of The Arabian Sun. From 'Udhailiyah to Ras Tanura, Aramcons of all ages turned out May 11-17 for the company's first quad-area Water Conservation Week. Many watched or participated in specifically organized soccer, racquetball, softball, or golf tournaments.
Talal H. Al Marri has been appointed as senior vice president of Saudi Aramco Community Services, effective June 1, 2023. Previous to this, Al Marri served as vice president of Public Affairs since September 2021. As Public Affairs vice president, Al Marri oversaw a diverse portfolio...
Key milestones in Aramco’s 90-year history — from the signing of the oil concession agreement in 1933 to the IPO in 2019 — were discussed by a group of young employees at Ithra. The event was the latest from the Young Leaders Advisory Board (YLAB)...
From the May 23, 1990 edition of The Arabian Sun. "School's out! School's out! What will I do, Mom?” Stateside moms despair to hear that question. Not so here. The problem for most Aramco schoolchildren during intersession was not boredom at what to choose from the array of activities offered by the schools in all areas.
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From her home in Muscat, capital of Oman, Safiya Ahmad Al Lawati is using peach-colored thread to embroider a cap known in Omani Arabic as a kummah. Pushing her needle through the thick white calico, she works the thread around one of the cap’s dozens of small eyelets that aide ventilation in a hot climate.
Aramco has appointed Nasir K. Al-Naimi as president of its Upstream business, and Mohammed Y. Al Qahtani as president of its Downstream business, both reporting along with Aramco’s executive vice presidents to the company’s president and CEO.
Tennis and bowling enthusiast Rey Mercado is retiring on May 31 after a happy and fulfilling 30-year career at Aramco. Mercado arrived in 1992 from the Philippines as a fresh-faced 29-year old with a degree in accounting. “I came to Saudi Arabia prepared with a heart full of dreams, hopes, and determinations, especially for my family,” Mercado said.
From the May 21, 1975 edition of The Arabian Sun. That's 920 tons of cargo the M/S Lady Sophie is getting ready to offload at the Ras Tanura West Pier. The column nearest the ramp weighs 500 tons, is 26 feet in diameter, and 110 feet long. The smaller column weighs 420 tons, is 20 feet in diameter, and 140 feet long.
On May 9, SLB announced the opening of a new 3,700 m2 full-cycle drill manufacturing plant in Dammam as part of the company’s commitment to Aramco’s In-Kingdom Total Value Add (iktva) program. Since 2019, the oil field service company, formerly known as Schlumberger...