On Monday 18 February 2019, KFUPM signed a cooperation agreement with Al Saidi Chemical Industries Co. to evaluate one of KFUPM’s newly developed inventions. The aim is to study the possibility of converting this into a commercial product as well as licensing its intellectual property for the University.

KFUPM researchers have invented a chemical, called H2S scavenger, to reduce the effect of Hydrogen sulfide gases normally produced during oil and gas operations.

On February 2, 2019, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) organized the 11th Volunteer Festival, the largest voluntary activity in the Eastern Province. It assists KFUPM’s mission, which aims to serve the community through various voluntary programs attended by students and the KFUPM community. The activity targeted many health & environmental sectors, homes for the elderly, correctional centers and traffic safety.

KFUPM Rector, Dr. Sahel N. Abduljauwad, received on Tuesday 29 January 2019, the committee of industry and energy of Asharqia Chamber. The visit discussed ways of cooperation and enhancing KFUPM partnership with the industrial sector through the manufacture of industrial products that can be used in the Kingdom as well as compete with international products. It also discussed the possibility of investing patents and commercialization to localize technology, which is one of the most important goals of Saudi Vision 2030.

On Monday, January 21, 2018, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) organized a workshop on the cooperation agreement with King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE). The workshop was attended by the Vice-Rector for Applied Research Dr. Nasser al-Aqeeli and a number of officials and researchers from both sides.

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) rose to the fifth place worldwide in the number of patents among universities for the year 2018 with 237 patents filed in the US Patent Office according to IFI CLAIMS website, which is specialized in supplying international industries with annual reports on patents.



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KFUPM researchers have invented a chemical, called H2S scavenger, to reduce the effect of Hydrogen sulfide gases normally produced during oil and gas operations.

On February 2, 2019, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) organized the 11th Volunteer Festival, the largest voluntary activity in the Eastern Province. It assists KFUPM’s mission, which aims to serve the community through various voluntary programs attended by students and the KFUPM community. The activity targeted many health & environmental sectors, homes for the elderly, correctional centers and traffic safety.

On Wednesday 19 December 2018 King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) signed memorandum of cooperation with the General Authority for Meteorology and Environment Protection.

Hydrogen (H2) is required for several petrochemical processes, and the worth of world H2 market is expected to exceed $180 billion by 2024. In 2015, the H2 market share of Saudi Arabia was > $3 billion, which is likely to grow another ~ 5% by 2024. Currently, most of the H2 is produced from methane present in the natural gas – the process is called ‘steam–methane reforming’

On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, KFUPM signed five agreements for marketing a number of its research products and patents with four international and local companies. The event marks a milestone in the history of the University and signifies the beginning of the second stage of the University’s innovation strategy that represents commercialization and marketing of the technologies produced by the University by transforming them into economic outputs and technical products.

The Center of Research Excellence in Nanotechnology (CENT) at KFUPM organized, at the beginning of this semester, its Students Mentorship Program (SMP). The general objective of this 12 week program is to prepare undergraduate students, preferably in their orientation to sophomore years, to appreciate the concepts, tools, and activities common to research conducted at CENT.



Hydrogen (H2) is required for several petrochemical processes, and the worth of world H2 market is expected to exceed $180 billion by 2024. In 2015, the H2 market share of Saudi Arabia was > $3 billion, which is likely to grow another ~ 5% by 2024. Currently, most of the H2 is produced from methane present in the natural gas – the process is called ‘steam–methane reforming’

On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, KFUPM signed five agreements for marketing a number of its research products and patents with four international and local companies. The event marks a milestone in the history of the University and signifies the beginning of the second stage of the University’s innovation strategy that represents commercialization and marketing of the technologies produced by the University by transforming them into economic outputs and technical products.

The Center of Research Excellence in Nanotechnology (CENT) at KFUPM organized, at the beginning of this semester, its Students Mentorship Program (SMP). The general objective of this 12 week program is to prepare undergraduate students, preferably in their orientation to sophomore years, to appreciate the concepts, tools, and activities common to research conducted at CENT.

Synthesis of advanced high-purity materials is imperative for the industrial growth and development as such materials can be utilized in electro-optical nano-devices, photovoltaic cells, energy-storage devices and catalysts for green fuel synthesis. All these initiatives have a strong impact on the socio-economic growth of the country, especially for the Vision 2030.

The Information and Communications Technology Centre (ICTC) organized the ‘ICTC Projects of 2017’ event on 5th February 2018 from 9:00am to 12:00pm in the Auditorium of Building No. 20 to celebrate the successful completion of its 2017 projects. The aim of the event was to share the lessons learned by the Project Managers to enhance the success of future projects and avoid making the same mistakes in future, and to acknowledge the efforts of the ICTC Project Managers and Team Members who contributed to the success of the projects.

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) has been able to enter the top ten universities in the world in the number of patents granted by the US Patent Office. KFUPM attained the seventh place worldwide after filing 183 patents in 2017, surpassing a number of prestigious universities such as Harvard College and California Institute of Technology.



King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) has been able to enter the top ten universities in the world in the number of patents granted by the US Patent Office. KFUPM attained the seventh place worldwide after filing 183 patents in 2017, surpassing a number of prestigious universities such as Harvard College and California Institute of Technology.

Since its inception, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) had graduated a number of pioneering leaders who have had a significant impact on national development with high levels of quality and excellence. Moreover, the University made great contributions to national research, studies and community service. The University achievements are a result of the great support it received from our wise government, in addition to a number of factors adopted by the university.

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) has announced job opportunities for female PhD holders as a part of its faculty needs of both genders. All academic ranks for a large number of scientific disciplines are needed, such as professors, associate professors and assistant professors.

KFUPM Mall has become a center of attraction for all students where many of them enjoy their leisure time after their classes. This has become so popular that it remains jam-packed with students during the weekends because of the wide range of facilities from Bowling Alley to Barber shop all under one roof. There is a variety of restaurants, coffee shops, supermarket and other entertainment facilities all combined in one modern state of the art building.

Many countries have targeted to shift their transportation mode to electric vehicle in order to meet Paris Agreement, to maintain the rise of global temperature lower than 2 oC. Consequently, the demand of crude oil for transportation will be reduced. Chemicals, according to IEA (the International Energy Agency), will consume more than a third of the growth in world oil demand in the coming 10 years.

The Rector of King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dr. Sahel N. Abduljauwad, said that the Kingdom’s general budget for the fiscal year 2019 affirms the soundness of the economic approach adopted by our wise government under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, may Allah preserve them, and that our country is moving in the right direction in terms of its vision and desired goals.