Saudi Arabia: Oil & Gas Research Saudi Aramco Signs MOU with Lomonosov Moscow State University
The contract aims to carry out joint research programmes in the area of upstream technology. In addition to this, the collaboration will also enable both the parties to develop new advanced materials.
Dhahran/Saudi Arabia – Saudi Aramco Upstream Technology Company, a Saudi Aramco company, has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Russia’s Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) to promote cooperation in the area of joint research, primarily to explore oil and gas industry innovation with specific focus on upstream technology.
Under the MOU, Saudi Aramco and MSU will conduct programmes and projects to include developing new advanced materials applied in the oil and gas industry as well as methods and techniques for reservoir and oilfield data acquisition, analysis and computational modeling.
The collaboration will also entail both parties organising bilateral joint laboratories, symposia, workshops and conferences. A new Saudi Aramco Research Center will also be established at the MSU Science Park in Moscow. The University has a vast experience of fundamental research in the areas of geophysics and geochemistry, digital modelling and big data analytics, and collaboration.