Sid Diqui is My Friend: Big oil and big salaries in Saudi Arabia.......Some risk imprisonment for more money

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The lure of high salaries and exotic travel working for big oil in Saudi Arabia attracts people from around the world. Some of these people flaunt the laws of the country and risk imprisonment and deportation by engaging in illegal activities and ventures. Mark Carlile was offered a job with the oil giant Aramco (Arabian American Oil Company) in Saudi Arabia. When he arrived in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia with his family he found that his job was not what he expected. During his five and a half year tenure in this foreign country with many restrictions, he would experience several humorous events, and also the tragedies that befell friends and work associates. Friends were deported for an alcohol related offence. Work associates were imprisoned for making, selling and distributing illicit alcohol, for importing drugs, and for making and distributing pornographic movies. All illegal activities fuelled by greed and arrogance. Mark was previously employed by a major engineering consultant in Calgary, Alberta, Canada as an inspection supervisor. He was responsible for the inspection and testing of large control panels, electrical distribution panels, instrumentation for the oil industry, and high voltage switchgear for mining. He thought he was being hired by Aramco for a similar position. After five and a half years in the kingdom, Mark came home with knowledge and qualifications that he could not have anticipated.

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Mark Carlile was born in 1941 during the Second World War, and grew up in rural England. His mother died just after he was born. His grandmother and her three daughters were evacuated from Sussex to Devon because of the war. He lived on a farm with them and his cousin, Noreen, until the war ended. His father returned from the war in 1946. At age sixteen, Mark left home to serve a five-year apprenticeship as a toolmaker with Westland Aircraft in Yeovil, Somerset. He immigrated to Canada in 1968. In Canada, he first worked as an engineering inspector with a company in Calgary that manufactured track vehicles for the oil industry. For the next seven years Mark worked in various engineering positions. In 1975 he was hired by Monenco Inc. in Calgary as an engineering inspector and promoted to inspection supervisor. In this position he was primarily responsible for the inspection and testing of large electrical control panels for power stations and high voltage switchgear for companies such as Calgary Power, Saskatchewan Power, Hydro Quebec, and Syncrude Canada Ltd. It was while working with Monenco Inc. that Mark was hired by the Arabian American Oil Company (Aramco) to work in Saudi Arabia. Following his return to Canada in 1985, he formed a company that designed and manufactured pneumatic actuators for the oil industry. He also worked for a petrochemical company for 15 years as director of quality assurance. Mark retired in 2003 and now lives in British Columbia, Canada. He was inspired to write ‘Sid Diqui is My Friend’ because friends enjoyed the many interesting stories he told about his life while working in Saudi Arabia.

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