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Memory Lane: Dependents do well, Bahrain gets a new airport and Aramco has a big '86

Thirteen-year-old Karl Reyes of Ras Tanura won the 2017 RT Golf Club Championship.

Memory Lane: Dependents do well, Bahrain gets a new airport and Aramco has a big '86

Not al the news in Aramco’s weekly publications were business. In fact, dependents and their achievements have been part of the company’s long history.


Here’s a mix of business and dependent news over the decades.

May 15, 1957


First prize in the Atlantic Monthly's College Story Division of the Creative Writing Contest was awarded to Kristoffer Kristofferson, a student at Pomona College, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Kristofferson.


The story, "A Rock," not only won the first cash prize for Kirstofferson, but it also was selected by Dr. Reginald Cook, Director of Middlebury College, Vt., and the winner of the Brad Loaf School of English Scholarship.

June 14, 1972


Old-timers in the Gulf may regret the passing of Bahrain's mini-air terminal, with its friendly wooden gates, its cozy bar, and the garden court where many a prolonged farewell was taken. but it was built only in 1961, and no doubt, even older old-timers missed the palm-branch barasti that was the first Bahrain air terminal in 1932.


Progress must be served, and the government of Bahrain has wisely decided to keep up with — or even a little ahead of — the age of jumbo jets.


In December 1971, the Amir of Bahrain opened the new air terminal, just two years after work on the site began. In April 1972, the terminal went into full operation, and it now handles twelve Boeing 747s a week, as well as its full quota of smaller aircraft.

July 1, 1987

Aramco 1986, the annual review of operations, has been released to the Government, press, and public.


Introduced by Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources HE Hisham Mohiddin Nazer, the report, in separate Arabic and English versions, covers Aramco's activities during an eventful year. Highlights include:


  • The visit to Ras Tanura last December by Servitor of the Two Sanctuaries King Fahd, who inaugurated the Refinery Modernization Project and the Aramco Training Center there.
  • Aramco's daily crude oil production for export and local consumption, averaging 4,869,8000 barrels.
  • Aramco's sulfur plant at Jubail, one of the world’s largest sulfur-pelletizing and export facilities, began operating in October.
  • Aramco completed laying the pipe for the 56-inch expansion loop on the East-West Crude Oil Pipeline.
  • Aramco's 80-bed hospital in al-Hasa and the new wing of the Dhahran Health Center opened, further bolstering the company's employee health care program.

June 19, 2002


Aramco president and CEO Abdallah S. Jum'ah was one of 120 leaders of the world's most prominent companies invited by Bill Gates of Microsoft Corp. to attend a global forum on the new economy.


Gates initiated the gathering, the fifth of its kind, as a forum to discuss the latest in information technology and software industries, and their impact on global economic trends.


The two-day meeting was in Seattle, Wash., the headquarters of Microsoft Corp.

June 7, 2017

RT Golf Club produces youngest club champion

The Ras Tanura Golf Club produced its youngest club champion in its history with the recent win by 13-year-old Karl Reyes, who captured the 2017 Club Championship over a highly competitive field of golfers through days of stroke-play qualifying rounds and another two days of straight-up (without the use of the handicap system) match-play competition.


He played the championship match against Chad Knipper, a top golfer and the 2017 'Udhailiyah Open Champion.


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