Representing Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region, KFUPM Team qualified to the SPE International PetroBowl Competition.

A student team from the College of Petroleum Engineering & Geosciences won the second place in the worldwide competition for geoscience graduate students on 2020 “AAPG IBA 2020" .

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals achieved the fourth position in the annual classification of the U.S. National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association for the universities worldwide

A research team, consisted of Dr. Salam Zummo (Supervisor), Dr. Anas Salhab (Co-Supervisor) and graduate student Muhannad Obeid, has implemented a project that proposed a new technology to improve the efficiency of visual light communication. As a result, (4) patents have been submitted to the Center for Technology

A research team at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, in cooperation with Yokogawa, has innovated a new technology that reduces the maintenance costs in plants and improves residual life-cycle of equipments used in control systems (control loops).



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A research team at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, in cooperation with Yokogawa, has innovated a new technology that reduces the maintenance costs in plants and improves residual life-cycle of equipments used in control systems (control loops).

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals achieved the fourth position in the annual classification of the U.S. National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association for the universities worldwide

A student team, Electrical Engineering department, won first place in the international “Hope” Hackathon competition that was organized by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in cooperation with more than 15 entities in the public and private sectors and global partnerships. More than 15 thousand competitors participated representing 450 teams from more than 70 countries around the world.

Carbon dioxide gas is a major contributor to the greenhouse effect and has been recognized as a principle source of global warming. Various initiatives have been carried out across the globe to mitigate carbon dioxide emission. The world consumes approximately one billion barrels of oil equal to atmospheric release of 1 trillion pounds of CO2 for each 12 days, which is creating serious problems such as global warming, drought and deforestation affecting living conditions on earth and drastic climate change. The new study revealed a linear link between emissions of CO2 and the loss of Arctic sea ice, which has shrunk by half in the last 40 years. The link enables people to understand their own contribution to climate change.

On behalf of the University Rector, Dr. Sahel N. Abduljauwad, the Vice rector for Academic Affairs, Dr. Mesfer M. Al-Zahrani, inaugurated on Thursday (10 October 2019), the activities of the sixth edition of the family forum "Naraak" organized by the Sultan bin Abdulaziz Center for Science and Technology "SciTech", King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, and was held under the slogan "interconnected family .. Safe Society ".



A research team at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, in cooperation with Yokogawa, has innovated a new technology that reduces the maintenance costs in plants and improves residual life-cycle of equipments used in control systems (control loops).

The idea of developing quantum-computing technology began more than two decades ago, however, the quantum computer was not developed because of its complex structure quantum circuits transmit information via photons other than classical circuits, requiring knowledge of how to build the physical hardware and software that supports it.

Carbon dioxide gas is a major contributor to the greenhouse effect and has been recognized as a principle source of global warming. Various initiatives have been carried out across the globe to mitigate carbon dioxide emission. The world consumes approximately one billion barrels of oil equal to atmospheric release of 1 trillion pounds of CO2 for each 12 days, which is creating serious problems such as global warming, drought and deforestation affecting living conditions on earth and drastic climate change. The new study revealed a linear link between emissions of CO2 and the loss of Arctic sea ice, which has shrunk by half in the last 40 years. The link enables people to understand their own contribution to climate change.

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) rose to the fourth place worldwide in 2018 according to the annual ranking of the American National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners for universities in terms of the number of patents registered in the United States. This is the second appearance of KFUPM within the list of the top ten universities in the world. KFUPM achieved the sixth place in 2017.

KFUPM has developed a new chemical product that allows oil companies to process different residues produced during oil and gas drilling and production operations. This product is unique in its operation and provides a solution that significantly improves the environmental health and safety. KFUPM has licensed the technology to SAS Environmental Services company that is renowned for oilfield waste processing products. The company is working to integrate its precision technologies with University technology to provide greater benefits to the sector and set new standards for industrial performance.

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’



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.

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) rose to the fourth place worldwide in 2018 according to the annual ranking of the American National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners for universities in terms of the number of patents registered in the United States. This is the second appearance of KFUPM within the list of the top ten universities in the world. KFUPM achieved the sixth place in 2017.

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals offers postdoctoral fellowships with the support of the Ministry of Education. Areas of specialization include Renewable Energy, Petrochemical Research, Environmental Advanced Materials, and Characterization of Nanostructured Materials.

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.