The College of Petroleum Engineering & Geosciences (CPG) at KFUPM, offers a combination of three key elements: integration, industry collaboration and legacy. When combined, it becomes unparalleled to any other institution in the world.
It’s a place where students can learn, study and work together to continue to deliver sustainable energy reliably and in an environment conscious manner.
The foundation of CPG collaboration philosophy significantly leverages the educational and industry-related research capacity of KFUPM and to contribute to developing industry-ready talents across a wide spectrum. Its distinguishing approach is its collaborative curriculum driven through integrative research and high level of industry engagement.
Our research is undertaken with industry leading partners to seek solutions creating high-impact to the real-world problems fueled by the proximity to the world’s largest oil and gas company, Saudi Aramco, and to a research park, Dhahran Techno Valley (DTV) where leading companies have built R&D facilities in support of their operations not only in the Kingdom, but also to the Middle East region. The proximity to the prestigious companies, like Saudi Aramco, Schlumberger, Halliburton, Honeywell, Baker Hughes and GE, offers a unique and distinctive collaborative research opportunity. This extensive industry network and connections allows us to secure funding and resources that support our research projects and creates a differentiation in the petroleum industry as a whole.
In addition to hosting a wide variety of research facilities, DTV also created a business ecosystem that includes an ‘incubator’ for new companies; industrial consulting; legal, ﬁnancial, IP and patent guidance; a prototyping center; and an entrepreneurial training and education. This makes CPG a ‘one-stop shop’ for our faculty and students alike.