The research centers in Europe – situated in Paris, Moscow, Aberdeen, and Delft — further contribute to our efforts to develop innovative technological solutions. The Paris Research Center develops technologies that address concerns associated with fuels and the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE). It is strategically located at IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPen), a French public sector research, innovation and training center, carrying out research in energy, transportation, and the environment. This strategic placement grants us access to IFPen's world-class facilities, as well as their links to leading European auto-manufacturers, and supports our advanced fuel-technology solutions.
In Moscow, our R&D facility focuses on upstream technologies in sustainability, advanced sensing, petrophysics, simulation, modeling, and advanced materials, while capitalizing on 4IR technologies such as data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI). Like our other global centers, our center in Moscow collaborates with other entities on its research projects, including Lomonosov Moscow State University.
The Aberdeen Center specializes in drilling and production technologies. Established in Scotland, this center is also the location of the European branch of Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV), our investment and energy development arm, which builds relationships with other energy technology companies to support the creation of new technologies.
Located at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, our Dutch center supports our efforts to better understand our subsurface geology, through its focus on seismic processing and subsurface imaging.