Abqaiq field discovered
While drilling continues on the Dammam Dome, chief geologist Max Steineke leads teams to study an apparent uplift in the Abqaiq area. Steineke, J. W. "Soak" Hoover and Jerry Harriss use this camp as their base of operations in 1936. Abqaiq Well No. 1 hits oil in early 1941, with flow rates indicating a major new oil field.
First company school for Saudis opens
The first company school for Saudis opens in a rented room of an al-Khobar house. Casoc employee Hijji bin Jassim, who owns the house, is also the school's first instructor. Early training focuses on job-specific skills, but later progresses to broader instruction.