Our research network in-Kingdom includes our R&D Center and EXPEC Advanced Research Center in Dhahran, and our research center at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
Research areas at KAUST include catalyst development, materials science, nanotechnology, robotics, solar energy materials and fuel technology. The strong capabilities provided in downstream areas are complemented by our FUELCOM collaboration with the KAUST Clean Combustion Research Center.
At our headquarters in Dhahran, an expansion of the EXPEC Advanced Research Center is currently underway. The project includes construction of a new research building and laboratory to enable integrated research on sustainability technologies. When complete, the new facilities will house 850 professionals and support staff.
New facilities for Saudi Aramco researchers
Work is underway on new research center at KAUST, integrated with the research staff and facilities at the university and positioned to capitalize on the international network of academic institutions affiliated with KAUST. The center, expected to open in 2019, will include labs and offices to support research in the areas of chemicals, intelligent systems, solar energy, reservoir engineering, computational modeling, and environmental protection.