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Russia: R&D Saudi Aramco to Construct New Upstream Research Center at MSU Science Park

| Editor: Ahlam Rais

Saudi Aramco recently held a groundbreaking ceremony at Lomonosov Moscow State University to set up its ninth R&D facility outside its home country. The new center is expected to focus on upstream technologies in simulation and modeling, advanced materials, data analytics and artificial intelligence.

Saudi Aramco President and CEO Amin H. Nasser (second from left) at the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Research Center at the MSU Science Park.
Saudi Aramco President and CEO Amin H. Nasser (second from left) at the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Research Center at the MSU Science Park.
(Source: Saudi Arabian Oil Co.)

Moscow/Russia – Strategic collaboration between Saudi Arabia and Russia continues to progress with Saudi Aramco President and CEO Amin H. Nasser attending the groundbreaking ceremony of a new Saudi Aramco Research Center at the MSU Science Park. The Center is Saudi Aramco’s ninth R&D facility outside the Kingdom and will focus on upstream technologies in simulation and modeling, advanced materials, data analytics and artificial intelligence. It promotes collaborative research activities primarily with MSU and other entities in Russia.

Saudi Aramco welcomed the collaboration with Lomonosov Moscow State University, an institution globally renowned for its centuries-old tradition of academic excellence, and its importance to the oil and gas industry. Strong partnerships between industry and academia are key to addressing the society’s energy challenges, and Saudi Aramco’s global research center at MSU Science Park will help drive research and innovation to develop new technology solutions.

The groundbreaking at MSU Science Park follows the announcement of a Memorandum of Understanding signed in August 2018 by the two partners. At the event, a research agreement between Saudi Aramco and MSU was signed to enable collaborative research projects between the two entities.

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