OTC 2013: Saudi Aramco to open research center in Houston

Saudi Aramco has announced the opening of three research centers in the United States.

May 7th, 2013
Artist rendering of the Saudi Aramco Houston Research Center
Artist rendering of the Saudi Aramco Houston Research Center

Offshore staff

HOUSTON– Saudi Aramco has announced the opening of three research centers in the United States. The company will focus on upstream research with facilities in Houston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Detroit.

The Houston Research Center, expected to be operational later this year in the “Energy Corridor” along Interstate 10, will consist of teams spanning upstream subsurface domains.

The Cambridge Research Center, in a stand-alone center adjacent to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), was strategically located to support computational reservoir modeling, nanotechnology, and advanced gas membrane systems.

The Detroit Research Center, sited in southeastern Michigan in the city of Novi, was strategically located to take advantage of collaboration with leading research organizations for joint research on fuel efficiency and engine development.

The three US-based centers will employ experienced professionals with advanced degrees in petroleum engineering, geology, chemistry, materials science or other related fields.

5/07/2013

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