CPG was born out of King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, which has a rich legacy of academic excellence going back more than 50 years.

We intend to build on that base, expanding the University’s research capabilities in a way that supports its long-standing mission.

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals already has a very strong academic reputation in Saudi Arabia and across the Arab world. That sets a high standard for the College, and we embrace that challenge. Our goal is to be one of the top petroleum research and teaching colleges in the world.

CPG is building a good reputation in terms of research; we want to earn a great one. We will address fundamental research questions that need answering, and we will fund and implement research projects that have high potential for commercial applications. We want to turn more ideas into products and services that help the petroleum industry maintain the reliability of the world’s energy resources in an environmentally sound way.

Also through our industry connections, we will have access to funding and resources to support research projects that will make a difference for our corporate partners and the petroleum industry as a whole. The College is adjacent to Dhahran Techno Valley (DTV), where leading petroleum-related major service companies have built R&D facilities to support their businesses. The DTV Company also works closely with the College as a service partner.