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Integration, Industry access, and Legacy.

The College of Petroleum Engineering & Geosciences (CPG), offers a combination of three things that cannot be matched by any other college in the world: integration, industry access, and legacy. It’s a place where people can learn, study and work together to advance the sustained delivery of reliable energy, with minimum impact on the environment.

 Press Releases

  • Three (3) Petroleum Engineering Faculty members were featured on the list of the world's top 2% scientists in their research area in a global list issued by a joint research evaluation metric created by Elsevier and Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford University. The selection is based on the top 100,000 by c-score (with and without self-citations) or a percentile rank of 2% or above. The global list is a publicly available database of top scientists that provides standardized information on citations, Hirsch h-index, co-authorship adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions, and a composite indicator that represents the top 2 percent of the most cited scientists in various disciplines. (see the DOl: 10.17632/btchxktzyw.3)

  • The BS in Petroleum Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, is an organization that accredits college and university programs in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.​


    Study & Life at College of Petroleum Engineering & Geosciences in King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals....

  • King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals [KFUPM] is a leading institution for science, engineering, and technology. It was founded in 1963. Since its inception, KFUPM has graduated a large number of pioneering leaders who have had a significant impact on national and international development with high levels of quality and excellence.

    Moreover, the University has made great contributions to research, studies, and engagement with society.

    For more than a decade, KFUPM has been actively engaged in exchange programs and research collaborations with top-ranked universities and industry partners from all over the world. With exchange programs, students are exposed to a wider range of scholarly perspectives and ideas drawn from a variety of life experiences. Students can benefit from exchange programs to widen their horizons and build stronger personalities, in addition to learning about new cultures and languages. This program aims to promote the chances for international students to spend one semester at KFUPM with a summer internship program at Aramco.

    Why KFUPM?

    KFUPM is one of the most selective public higher education institutes in

    Saudi Arabia. It is the 163rd best university in the QS World University

    Rankings 2022. KFUPM exists among the top three in the QS Arab

    Region University Rankings 2022. KFUPM courses are ABET and

    AACSB accredited.

    Why CPG?

    The College of Petroleum Engineering & Geosciences, or CPG, ranked 6th in Petroleum Engineering worldwide by QS ranking, offers a combination of three things that cannot be matched by any other college in the world: integration, industry access and legacy. It’s a place where people can learn, study and work together to advance the sustained delivery of reliable energy, with minimum impact on the environment.

    Aramco Internship Program

    (Eight weeks in Aramco facilities)

    The Aramco University Internship Program provides students with an opportunity to enrich their university experience by relating their academic studies to actual work situations.

    Students will also have the opportunity to evaluate their professional interests in the respective field of study. It allows students to acquire new skills, get them used to creative thinking and allow them to practice problem solving and decision-making.

    Program Details:

    • The duration is eight weeks.
    • Applicant must be an active student and not have graduated with their bachelor’s degree.
    • Applicant must complete the internship period in full.
    • Must not be enrolled in any university classes/modules during the internship period.
    • Internship must be required for graduation by home university.


    • Monthly stipend.
    • Medical coverage provided by an Aramco-approved medical provider.

    Campus Life:

    KFUPM aims to provide a vibrant living and academic experience to the entire KFUPM community. KFUPM is committed to promoting community wellbeing through a range of services such as sports, accommodations, recreational activities, transportation, primary healthcare, and security on campus.

    KFUPM Mall:

    The Mall has become a center of attraction for all students, where many of them enjoy leisure time after their classes. There is a variety of restaurants, coffee shops, supermarkets, and other

    entertainment facilities — all combined in one modern state-of-the-art building.

    KFUPM Square:

    KFUPM Square is a mall inside the campus. It has a wide variety of food restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, and kids’ play areas, in addition to a dental clinic, a beauty shop, a hair salon, a nursery school, and an open-air theater — all inside this beautifully constructed mall.

    KFUPM Beach:

    KFUPM Beach is a privately-owned area for the exclusive use of the university’s students, staff, and their families. The beach provides warm sand, playgrounds, picnic units, barbeque grills, and scenic views of the water.

    Student Accommodation:

    KFUPM provides comfortable on-campus living accommodations for eligible students. The dorms are well-equipped and modern, with 24/7 maintenance service to ensure a pleasant living experience.

    Medical Center:

    There is a primary health care center on campus that provides high quality care to ensure our community remains healthy.

    Contact Information:

    College of Petroleum Engineering & Geosciences

    Dean’s Office

    Tel: +966 13 860 8662


    Department of Geosciences

    Tel: +966 13 860 2620


    Department of Petroleum Engineering

    Tel: +966 13 860 2530


    Center for Integrative Petroleum Research

    Tel: +966 13 860 3888


  • Research & Teaching Labs
    From Core Resistivity to Rock Acidizing and Micro CT, explore our CIPR, Petroleum Engineering Research, Petroleum Engineering Teaching, Geosciences Research, and Geosciences Teaching laboratories....

  • HPHT Flow Loop

    This research facility is being developed to facilitate studies of multiphase flow and flow assurance in the oil and gas production system. It can be utilized for different fluid compositions, flow rates covering up to 1500 psi, and temperatures between -10 and 180 oC. The advanced instruments and data acquisition systems will enable the study of all major flow assurance challenges (multiphase flow, wax, paraffin, asphaltene, and hydrates).  The flow loop will be an integral part of the ongoing research in the OFC, CIS, and MOD programs.

    Heavy Isotope and Element Laboratory

    • The stable isotopes of hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur are used as tracers of processes in a wide array of fields including geology, geochemistry, planetary science, archeology, ecology, biology, medicine, and pharmaceuticals. This lab uses these light stable isotopes to investigate rock-forming processes, rock-water interaction, petroleum source rocks, and environmental geochemistry.
    • The distribution of trace quantities of the elements in rocks and fluids can provide clues to their behavior through time. Heavy isotope systematics are key for constraining the age of rocks, timing of rock-forming episodes, and rates and durations of geological processes. Sensitive instrumentation in this lab can detect and measure nearly all the elements of the periodic table down to parts-per-quadrillion levels.

    FIB-SEM Advance Correlative Microscopy Laboratory

    The advance correlative microscopy laboratory is currently undergoing rapid transformation with the installation of two new versatile high-end microscopes for end to end high-resolution SEM imaging and material characterization at room temperature and in cryogenic conditions.

    The FESEM is an ideal choice for imaging large fields of view with excellent image quality and fast-time-to-image. In addition, the presence and combinations of EDS, WDS and Micro-XRF analyzers on the FESEM offer the most comprehensive compositional and structural analysis of materials currently possible. The resolution achieved for both instrument during installation were 1.6 ± 0.3nm at 1kV and 0.9 ± 0.2nm at 10kV using gold particles on carbon high resolution SEM calibration specimen.

    The Laser-FIBSEM integrates a femtosecond laser for speed, a Ga+ beam for accuracy, and a SEM for high-resolution imaging to enable the fastest workflows. The isolated laser chamber prevents contamination of the electron column and detectors, while ensuring sample integrity with easy transfer between the SEM and laser chamber under vacuum.

    The combination of the two instrument offers several application possibilities from advance study and imaging of kerogen bearing rocks to any requirement for milling nanostructures onto material samples and preparation of extremely large cross-sections; millimeters in width and depth, within a few minutes (up to 15 mio. µm³/s).  Also, we can perform slice-and-view destructive 3D imaging, observation of samples without the need for coating, TEM lamella preparation, precise sample surface polish at room temperature and in cryogenic conditions.

    Femtosecond Laser Laboratory

    A femtosecond is to a second roughly what a minute is to the age of the universe. In the femtosecond laser laboratory, a pulsed laser is providing a time resolution of down to 90 fs with wavelengths in the range from 190 – 16000 nm.  This enables the study of molecular motions on the timescale that they take place. This is relevant when it comes to the characterization of the phenomena that gives for example emulsification and effectivity of tracers.

    InOrganic Geochemistry Laboratory

    X-Ray Diffraction System, model empyrean XRD system from PanAnalytical
    XRD system Empyrean diffractometer includes all the optional items required. The system has all the technical requirements and provided additional features. detectors, goniometer, auto-sampler, stage, x-ray source, sample holder and software are the perfect fit for advanced XRD lab applications. The system is recent, state of the art and modular with fully functional support for our future anticipated use. The systems detectors were developed in collaboration with CERN and are used by many reputable universities around the world like MIT, Stanford etc.

    NER AutoScan
    NER Autoscan is a Multi-Probe Core Scanner for Petrophysical measurements with NERS Data Miner software. Used to record and calibrate sections of rock slabs or drill core and build digital library, the system includes: Auto scan PROBE FOR PERMEABILITY, THE SS PROBE Auto scan PROBE FOR VELOCITY, THE V-PROBE, Auto scan PROBE FOR RESISTIVITY, THE Z- PROBE Auto scan PROBE FOR DATA ANALYSIS, DATA MINER WITH CLUSTER ANALYSIS

  • Working with Industry
    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....

  • The foundation of the CPG collaboration philosophy significantly leverages the educational and industry-related research capacity of KFUPM and contributes to developing industry-ready talents across a wide spectrum. Its distinguishing approach is its collaborative curriculum driven through integrative research and a high level of industry engagement.

    Industry Partners

    Our research is undertaken collaboratively with industry-leading partners to solve high-impact and real-world problems. Importantly, our unique approach and location mean we undertake research that always addresses an industry need. The college is adjacent to both Saudi Aramco (The world’s largest oil and gas company) and Dhahran Techno Valley (DTV), a research park where leading petroleum-related companies have built R&D facilities to support their businesses. Working closely with prestigious companies, such as Saudi Aramco, Schlumberger, Halliburton, Honeywell, Baker Hughes, GE, and others.

    We offer access to resources and knowledge that are both unique in the world and provide distinctiveness in our approach.

    It is through our extensive industry networks and connections that we secure access to funding and resources that support the research projects that are and will make a difference for our corporate partners and the petroleum industry as a whole.

    CPG Ecosystem

    In addition to hosting a wide variety of research facilities, Dhahran Techno Valley has also created a business environment that includes an ‘incubator’ for new companies; industrial consulting; legal, financial, and patent guidance; a prototyping center; and entrepreneurial training and education. This makes CPG, through its relations with DTV, a ‘one-stop-shop’ in commercial support for faculty and students alike.
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