Centre to promote collaborative research activities primarily with MSU and other entities in Russia
Saudi Aramco has announced that it has broken ground on an upstream R&D centre in Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russia. The centre is said to be the firm’s ninth R&D facility outside of Saudi and will focus on technologies such as simulation and modeling, advanced materials, data analytics and artificial intelligence.
The groundbreaking at MSU Science Park follows the signing of a MoU in August by the two companies.
According to a statement, 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.
“Saudi Aramco welcomes 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 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,” stated Nasser.
A research agreement between Saudi Aramco and MSU was also signed to enable collaborative research projects between the two entities.
Nasser added, “Our ongoing strategic engagements and discussions with partners in Russia are taking our relationship to new heights. We advance our shared interests in stewarding our nations’ rich hydrocarbon resources, providing reliable energy sources to the world.”