Memory Lane

Memory Lane: Looking back at good tunes, new plants, repairs, and iRead

New plants in Ras Tanura and Abqia (albeit 15 years apart) are part of the walk of continuous change along Aramco’s Memory Lane.

Memory Lane: Looking back at good tunes, new plants, repairs, and iRead

Aug. 25, 1946


On Monday evening, Aug. 26, at 8:30 p.m. — at the Swimming Pool Gardens — you can spend a delightful time listening to the Standard Symphony Hour comprising: Overture to "The Bartered Bride" (Ametana); "Ava Maria" arranged by Victor Young; "Scherzo" from "Mid-Summer Nights' Dram" by Mendelssohn; "Saturday Night Bard Dance" by Saunders; "Rhumba" by Benjamin; "Jalouse" by Gada; "Russian Sailors Dance" by Gliers; "Russian Easter Overture" by Rinski-Korea-Koff; and "Second Symphony" by Rachmaninoff.


The programs are arranged by your Music Appreciation Group under AEA's C.B. Patterson, chairman; Mrs. J. Mac Pherson, and Mrs. R.C. Kerr. Efforts are made by this group each week to present selections that will be agreeably received by all. Your suggestions are always very welcomed.

Aug. 30, 1961


The Ras Tanura Terminal Refrigerated LPG Plant, the first in the Middle East to make liquefied propane and butane gas available in refrigerated from for offshore sale, began start-up procedures Sunday and is expected to be on full stream by the first of next week.


The plant is a major portion of a $7.5 million expenditure designed to produce 4,000 barrels per day of propane and butane.

Aug. 25, 1976


A sharp-eyed Fox has joined Aramcons in keeping tabs on the ongoing processes of Abqaiq's new NGL-producing Plant 462. The Fox is a process control computer, the first installed in any Aramco facility.


At intervals as short as one second, it checks vital process parameters in the plant such as temperatures, pressures, and flow rates, compares the number with nominal values, and informs its human overseers of variations from the norm.


The installation of the Foxboro Company computer, one of only 35 in operation around the world, is the result of three years of planning.


Aug. 21, 1996


Northern Shops Division (NSD) of the Mechanical Services Shops Department recently completed a unique repair job on a tall C-5 column at Ras Tanura Refinery, completing the complex job a week ahead of schedule.


The column is used to heat Adip to remove entrapped hydrogen and carbonyl sulfide extracted from propane.

Aug. 31, 2016


The popular and successful iRead competition, dedicated to promoting reading among the Kingdom's young people, recently conducted its fourth year of workshop activities.


iRead 2016 was launched in March with 14,000 applicants, and 150 participants were elected to advance to the first stage, with another 36 young male and female readers making it to the camp level.


The iRead camp provides participants with the opportunity to meet authors, artists, and thinkers, and give participants a chance to discuss books with like-minded young people. The program is conducted by the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, an Aramco initiative designed to further help develop the knowledge society in Saudi Arabia.




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