Saudi Aramco Subsidiary Opens Company's Largest U.S. Research Center in Houston, Texas

By Tim Shea

Company and Product News

Saudi Aramco's Houston-based subsidiary, Aramco Services Co., opened the Aramco Research Center in Houston — its largest in the U.S. — on Sept. 19. The 60,000-square-foot center, at 16300 Park Row in the Energy Corridor, will create 100 high-tech, scientific and research jobs. It will focus on upstream research and technology development, in areas such as production management, drilling, reservoir engineering, geology, geophysics and advances related to subsurface sensing and control.

The Aramco Research Center in Houston is a stand-out, in part because it spans the entire breadth of upstream research and technology development. In the selection of Houston as the home for this center, Aramco Services is ideally situated to leverage the partners and collaborations that are at the heart of the company's strategy and critical in achieving the success of their research objectives."

The new center is part of Saudi Aramco's increased commitment to research and development, which includes tripling R&D spending and increasing R&D funding five-fold. It also includes two other new Aramco Research Centers in the U.S. The Boston center focuses on advanced computational modeling methods, nanotechnology and advanced materials science, and the Detroit center focuses on next-generation fuel-engine systems.


Keywords: Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials Science, Upstream Research, Production Management, Drilling, Reservoir Engineering, Geology, Geophysics, ARC Advisory Group.

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