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ARAMCO HISTORY PROJECT: JOSEPH A. MAHON PAPERS
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Box: 1 Fold: 1 Ras Tanura Waterfront Development: Terminal Layout Study
December 1957

DESCRIPTION: This report presents a long-range plan for expanding ARAMCO's offshore crude loading capacity. The economics of a new northern port are considered. Prepared by Joseph A. Mahon, J.E. Ross, D.L. Patterson, C.S. Lucas, and K.E. Leggett.

Box: 1 Fold: 2 Ras Tanura Waterfront Development: Conference Minutes
January 18-25, 1958

DESCRIPTION: Minutes of a conference held in Dhahran re the Ras Tanura waterfront development project by ARAMCO. Attended by ARAMCO executives, marine experts from owner companies and consultants.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Ras Tanura Offshore Crude Oil Shipments Metering
December 1958

DESCRIPTION: Report on the use of meters to measure crude oil shipments in order to provide savings in tankage and loading systems at the Ras Tanura oil refinery. Prepared by Joseph A. Mahon, J.F. Conneran, R.J. Thoden, and H.K. Fitzgibbons.

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Ras Tanura: New Refinery Control Centers
April 1959

DESCRIPTION: A report on the replacement of individual control houses with new control centers, at the Ras Tanura oil refinery, in order to reduce operating manpower costs. Prepared by H.A. Rainbird, Joseph A. Mahon, and J.F. Conneran.

Box: 1 Fold: 5 ARAMCO / ESSO Report: Linear Programming Project
September 17, 1960

DESCRIPTION: Report on the use of a linear programming computer model to plot the course of future oil development, covering all oil facilities for 15 years. Prepared by Joseph A. Mahon and B.H. Golding for ARAMCO, and W.P. Drews and M.D. Chipolone for ESSO.

Box: 1 Fold: 6 ARAMCO Corporate Planning Guide by Tom Barger
1960

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed and handwritten drafts by Tom C. Barger re planning guide for ARAMCO as a corporation. Focuses on ARAMCO's social and political environment and related long-term needs.

Box: 1 Fold: 7 ARAMCO - Functional Operating Plans
February 1, 1961

DESCRIPTION: A printed summary report of the workloads and activities, including manpower and funding, for each of ARAMCO's functions for 1961.



Box: 1 Fold: 8 ARAMCO - Functional & Administrative Operating Plans 1964
March 18, 1964

DESCRIPTION: A printed summary report of functional and administrative operating plans for ARAMCO 1964. Includes information for Abqaiq, Ras Tanura, and Dhahran districts.

Box: 1 Fold: 9 ARAMCO - F.L.O.P.P. Memorandum
March 1, 1962

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 copies of typed memo to "All General Office Department Heads" and "All District Managers" concerning streamlining management procedures under "a new program, known as Full Look at Overall Policies and Practices (F.L.O.P.P.)..."

Box: 1 Fold: 10 "Use of Budgeting and Programming for Executive Control" (Presentation
July 24, 1963

DESCRIPTION: Typescript of presentation made by Joseph A. Mahon to the Executive Development Seminar at the American University in Beirut, July 24, 1963. Entitled, "Use of Budgeting and Programming for Executive Control."

Box: 1 Fold: 11 ARAMCO Budget & Programming System
October 22, 1963

DESCRIPTION: Presentation prepared by Joseph A. Mahon for the ARAMCO Board of Directors meeting on October 22, 1963, in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

Box: 1 Fold: 12 ARAMCO Objectives and Strategies
May 4, 1965

DESCRIPTION: Carbon copy of paper presented by Joseph A. Mahon as participant in the Program for Executives at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, May 4, 1965. Provides an overview of the organizational goals and strategic plans of ARAMCO.

Box: 1 Fold: 13 ARAMCO - Organization Development Program
October 1969

DESCRIPTION: Presentation by Joseph A. Mahon to ARAMCO owner companies regarding status of the Managerial Grid Program.

Box: 1 Fold: 14 ARAMCO - Executive Management Phase IV Grid Session Minutes
May 19 to June 2, 1970

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph notes by Joseph A. Mahon and mimeograph copy of typed minutes of the assessment meeting for Phase IV of ARAMCO's Managerial Grid Program.

Box: 1 Fold: 15 ARAMCO - Executive Management Phase IV Grid Assessment - Memo
May 24, 1970

DESCRIPTION: Autograph draft by Joseph A. Mahon of memo to L.F. Hills re Phase IV of ARAMCO's Managerial Grid Program. Provides assessment of meetings concerning Phase IV and recommends establishment of a top-level corporate planning team to guide ARAMCO's strategic planning.

Box: 1 Fold: 16 ARAMCO - Corporate Planning Team Proposal
June 10, 1970

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon on typed memorandum from H.T. Fogelquist to L.F. Hills recommending the establishment of a corporate planning team for ARAMCO, consisting of in-company members of ARAMCO's board of directors.

Box: 1 Fold: 17 Kuwait Oil Company, Ltd. - Report on Visit
August 15-16, 1970

DESCRIPTION: Report covering a visit made by an ARAMCO task force to the Kuwait Oil Company, Ltd., to study future planning for the development of the Dhahran community.

Box: 1 Fold: 18 College of Petroleum and Minerals: ARAMCO Working Paper
November 15, 1970

DESCRIPTION: Contains a working paper from ARAMCO Corporate Planning Team on plans for relationship with the new College of Petroleum and Minerals.

Box: 1 Fold: 19 ARAMCO - Long-range Planning
April 30, 1971

DESCRIPTION: A report to ARAMCO's owner companies on the status of the 15 Year Growth Study, as of April 1971, from which a long-range plan would be prepared covering company activities from 1971 to 1981. The plan would include facility plans, manning requirements, and costs.

Box: 1 Fold: 20 ARAMCO - Long-range Planning: Progress Report
April 1972

DESCRIPTION: A report on long-range planning as of April 1972. Includes information on ADAM, the ARAMCO Data Manipulator for Long-range Planning.

Box: 1 Fold: 21 ARAMCO - Long-range Planning: Progress Report
October 1972

DESCRIPTION: A report on long-range planning as of October 1972. Includes information on LAMP, the Linear Program for manpower planning at ARAMCO.

Box: 1 Fold: 22 ARAMCO - Management by Objectives
February 2, 1972

DESCRIPTION: A report on using the management by objectives technique in the organization of ARAMCO's Management Services.

Box: 1 Fold: 23 ARAMCO - Capital Appropriation Budget Procedures...
April 1972

DESCRIPTION: Proposal to ARAMCO's owner companies re revision of budget procedures to accommodate the expanded Capital Program. ARAMCO would be given more authority to approve the smaller expenditure requests.

Box: 1 Fold: 24 ARAMCO Managerial and Professional Work Force
1972

DESCRIPTION: A task force report that forecasts the composition of ARAMCO's managerial and professional work force for 20 years. Includes recommendations for improving the recruitment and advancement of Saudi workers.

Box: 1 Fold: 25 Corporate Planning Draft
March 13, 1973

DESCRIPTION: A draft of planning guides for ARAMCO's corporate planning function.

Box: 1 Fold: 26 ARAMCO Long-range Study
1973

DESCRIPTION: Paper on need to expand ARAMCO's production to 20 million barrels per day.

Box: 1 Fold: 27 ARAMCO Planning Study & Budget Coordination
1974

DESCRIPTION: Proposal for a 10-year planning study and budget coordination at ARAMCO.

Box: 1 Fold: 28 ARAMCO Contracting and Purchasing Practices Report
May 22, 1974

DESCRIPTION: Report on ARAMCO's contracting and purchasing practices, prepared by task force chaired by Joseph A. Mahon. Major considerations/recommendations included: service organizations; local purchasing procedures; invoice payments; contractor claims/complaints; and communication with the local business community.

Box: 1 Fold: 29 ARAMCO Environmental Affairs Coordination Report
June 30, 1974

DESCRIPTION: Report assessing ARAMCO's activities to protect the environment it area of operations. Prepared by task force chaired by Joseph A. Mahon.

Box: 1 Fold: 30 ARAMCO Gas Program - Memorandum from A.Z. Yamani
February/March 1975

DESCRIPTION: Contains copy of typed translation of a memorandum from Ahmed Zaki Yamani, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to Frank Jungers, chairman of the board of directors at ARAMCO. Reference to authorization to ARAMCO to build an integrated network to collect, treat, and transport gas from producing areas through a $10 billion program.

Box: 1 Fold: 31 ARAMCO Community Study for Safaniya & Udhailiya
July 20, 1975

DESCRIPTION: Report on ARAMCO plans to develop new communities in Safaniya and Udhailiya to support the oil and gas expansion programs.

Box: 1 Fold: 32 ARAMCO Construction Camps: Berri Prototype
1975

DESCRIPTION: A working paper prepared to focus management on decisions to support an increase in construction manpower -- with 24 months, ARAMCO built construction camps to house and feed 33,000 people at a cost of $750 million.

Box: 1 Fold: 33 ARAMCO Corporate Planning - Notes by Mahon
1975

DESCRIPTION: Autograph notes with typed transcription by Joseph A. Mahon re corporate planning at ARAMCO: comments on strategic versus tactical planning with critique of ARAMCO's planning approach.

Box: 1 Fold: 34 ARAMCO Existing Organization Climate - Notes by Mahon
1975

DESCRIPTION: Typed notes by Joseph A. Mahon on the possible effects of ARAMCO's growth spurt on employees at all levels.

Box: 1 Fold: 35 ARAMCO Cost Reduction - Notes by Mahon
October 28, 1975

DESCRIPTION: Typed notes by Joseph A. Mahon on cost reduction practices at ARAMCO.

Box: 1 Fold: 36 ARAMCO Community Services Organization
January 1976

DESCRIPTION: Typed notes by Joseph A. Mahon for discussion of ARAMCO community services interim organization and of the McKinsey & Company Study effort.

Box: 1 Fold: 37 ARAMCO Community Development Plans
June 1976

DESCRIPTION: Report to ARAMCO board of directors on plans for the development of ARAMCO communities for 5 years from 1976.

Box: 1 Fold: 38 ARAMCO Industrial Support Facilities Development Plans
June 1976

DESCRIPTION: Report to ARAMCO board of directors on plans to develop ARAMCO's industrial support facilities in next 5 years from 1976.

Box: 1 Fold: 39 ARAMCO Cost Controls & Estimating - Notes by Mahon
July 20, 1976

DESCRIPTION: Typed notes by Joseph A. Mahon on ARAMCO's cost estimating and control system/procedures.

Box: 1 Fold: 40 ARAMCO Planning Function Organization Proposals
August 1976

DESCRIPTION: Proposals prepared for ARAMCO's board of directors re strengthening company's planning organization.

Box: 1 Fold: 41 ARAMCO Project Life Cycle Chart
1976

DESCRIPTION: Chart prepared by Joseph A. Mahon to show the responsibilities of ARAMCO's Proponent, Facilities Planning, Project Management, and the Excom during the life of a given project from concept to startup of operations.

Box: 1 Fold: 42 ARAMCO Project Management Review Team - Notes by Mahon
January 4, 1977

DESCRIPTION: Comments by Joseph A. Mahon on a draft report of ARAMCO's Project Management Review Team re project management responsibilities at ARAMCO.

Box: 1 Fold: 43 ARAMCO Management Organization Review Team (MORT)
May 13, 1977

DESCRIPTION: Copy of memo from Joseph Johnston to Frank Jungers attaching ARAMCO Excom response to MORT (Management Organization Review Team) recommendations.

Box: 1 Fold: 44 ARAMCO Management Organization Review Team (MORT)
October 16, 1977

DESCRIPTION: Typed notes by Joseph A. Mahon on Phase II of MORT (Management Organization Review Team) at ARAMCO.

Box: 1 Fold: 45 ARAMCO Training - Commentary by Joseph A. Mahon
March 12, 1993

DESCRIPTION: Paper prepared by Joseph A. Mahon for Tom Pledge re training procedures at ARAMCO.

Box: 1 Fold: 46 "A Disgrace to American Enterprise..." (xerox copy)
1986

DESCRIPTION: Contains xerox copy of printed article entitled, "A Disgrace to American Enterprise: Italian Labor and the Arabian American Oil Company in Saudi Arabia, 1944-54" (from "Immigrants & Minorities" 1986, pp.233-257).

Box: 1 Fold: 47 Joseph A. Mahon Interview (transcript)
July 12, 1995

DESCRIPTION: Contains copy of typed transcript of an interview of Joseph A. Mahon by Robert L. Norberg. The interview was conducted as part of the Aramco History Project. Under the coordination of Paul J. Nance, the Aramco History Project collects interviews with former employees, as well as related historical documents. This interview was conducted with Mr. Mahon at the ARAMCO Annuitants Reunion in 1994. The transcript was updated on July 12, 1995.

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