The Department of Global & Social Studies at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) organized a lecture on 20 November 2019, entitled “The Lobby as a Model in Promoting Saudi Arabia’s International Relations”. This valuable lecture was delivered by Dr. Ibrahim bin Abdullah Almutrif, a former associate professor of international relations at KFUPM.

On Monday, November 4, 2019, the Minister of Labor and Social Development, Eng. Ahmed Al-Rajhi, visited King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM). The visit’s program included the opening of a workshop, a course to develop and train workers in the non-profit sector in the Kingdom and a tour of some KFUPM facilities.

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 Sunday, 3rd November 2019, His Royal Highness Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, Governor of the Eastern Province, chaired the second Board meeting of the fourth cycle for the KFUPM Fund for Research & Educational Programs , "KFUPM Fund", at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals.

On Wednesday 23rd October 2019, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) signed a framework agreement for research cooperation and technology development with Halliburton, one of the University strategic partners, with its research center in the Dhahran Techno Valley.

In conjunction with the visit of Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation to Saudi Arabia, on Monday (14 October 2019), the Saudi-Russian CEO Forum was held, which witnessed the signing of 17 MoU between a number of Saudi and Russian entities in a number of fields such as technical, petrochemical, transportation, logistics, energy, financial services and space.



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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 ".

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.

Under the patronage of His Excellency, Dr. Sahel N. Abduljauwad, KFUPM Rector, the winning research proposals for the academic year 2018/2019 were announced, in a ceremony organized by the Deanship of Research, on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at KFUPM Conference Center. The ceremony was attended by the Vice Rector for Applied Studies and Research, Dr. Nasser bin Mohammed Al-Aqeeli, deans of colleges, supporting deanships, directors of RI centers, heads of academic departments and a large number of faculty members and researchers.

The KFUPM Business School (KBS) at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals was pleased to kick off its nation-wide first year FinTech Hackathon for all those interested at FinTech topics from April 4 to 6, 2019.

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.



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’

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.



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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.