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    We worked for SAUDI ARAMCO ('mother' ARAMCO) from 1978
until 2003. We worked / resided in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia most
of that time except for a few assignments in company offices
around the world. We made many very close friends
(extended family), had lots and lots of fun and memories. The
photo stories posted here are to reminisce and share those
memories.  

We invite you to visit our website (www.arciaga.com)
once in a while as we add new photo stories as we complete
them.
   
         
         
1933-2003
View  webpage  "1933 - 2003 SAUDI ARAMCO Timeline"
   
         
         
1978 +
View  slideshow   "A Glimpse of Saudi Aramco Dhahran
Compound in Saudi Arabia (1978-2003)"
  3:55
    Note: The 2nd to the last slide are the 4 houses that we (Arciagas)
lived in during our employment with Saudi Aramco.
   
         
         
 
View article describing the Saudi Aramco Dhahran Compound
   
    Saudi Aramco Dhahran Residential Compound is a 22.5 square-mile (58
square kilometers} gated compound built for the American expatriate workers
of Saudi Aramco, the biggest oil company in the world. Now owned by the
Saudi state. Aramco was originally founded in 1933 as a U.S.-Saudi joint
venture.

To view more pictures of the compound, Google  
'saudi aramco compound in dhahran'
   
         
         
         
2002
View  video "CNN Special Report About Dhahran ARAMCO
Compund"
  3:28
         
 
When you have some time, View YOUTube videos about  
Saudi Arabia / Saudi Aramco
  At Least 10
mins up to an
hour.
         
         
1978-000
  OUR  EXTENDED  FAMILY  
   
 
View  slideshow  "Our Extended Family"
  10:45
         
 
View  slides (Pictures in JPG format) used in the slideshow    
"Our Extended Family".  
This link authorizes access to the folder containing the
slideshow pictures (jpg format) stored in OneDrive.
You can download any or all the files in the folder.
   
         
         
Start 1980s
  SO, WE THINK WE CAN DANCE

Yes, we found 'some' time (yes, we worked too) to have fun
(party). Early 1980s through 2004.
   
    1)  The 1st 11 minutes & 40 seconds (from the start of the
slideshow, position 00;00) are mostly photos in
Dhahran, KSA (1980 thru early 2000).
   
    2)  The next 8 minutes & 40 seconds (starting at position
11:40) are photos from Claire & Ross' wedding
(November 2003).
   
    3)  The next 5 minutes & 42 seconds (starting at positiion   
20:20) are photos from Stacy & Jose Jr's wedding
(May 2004).
   
         
 
View  slideshow  "So, We Think WeCan Dance"
  26:02
         
         
 
View  slides (Pictures in JPG format) used in the
slideshow   "So, We Think We Can Dance".  
This link authorizes access to the folder containing the
slideshow pictures (jpg format) stored in OneDrive. You can
download any or all the files in the folder.
   
         
         
         
1996
  JZ 25th Wedding Anniversary
   
1996-001
View  video (movie)  "JZ 25th Wedding Anniversary"
(FULL VIDEO)
NOTE: It takes at least  FIVE MINUTES   to  LAUNCH /
START   the video. It is a  VOB  file from OneDrive taken
with a regular video camera.  Please be PATIENT.   
Also, VERY IMPORTANT: the video requires  "Power Media
Player" software. So, you can ONLY view the video in a
computer w/ Windows OS  AND  has the "Power Media
Player" software (will NOT work with  your smartphone
or tablet). The video is about 45 minutes of fun memories
with our extended family in KSA. Dancing with the stars,
live music provided by our very own Terry G, and of course
some chissmiss!,
1996
45:00
         
1996-002
View  movie  "JZ 25th Wedding Anniversary"
(WELCOME TO THE PARTY MESSAGE)
This is a  MOV  file and will play in any of the devices you
are using:  smartphone, tablet, or computer). This truncated
movie (1 min 24 secs) was extracted from the Full Video.
1996
1:24
         
1996-003
View  movie "JZ 25th Wedding Anniversary -  
Dancing With The Stars (Live Music provided by
our very own, TERRY G).   
This is a  MOV  file and will play in any of the devices you are
using:  smartphone, tablet, or computer).This truncated
movie (11 min 44 secs) was extracted from the Full Video.
1996
11:44
         
         
         
         

SAUDI ARAMCO (SA) MEMORIES (PHOTO STORIES)

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