The Petroleum Research and Studies Center (PRSC) of the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) was established in 2000. The Center was originally a division of KISR under the name ďDivision of Petroleum, Petrochemicals and MaterialsĒ. The Petroleum Division had been providing services and research studies for Kuwait and the regional petroleum industry for over 25 years. The Division was established in 1967 with the main aim of conducting research and providing consultancy and technical support to the local industry.
The main goal of PRSC is to become an R&D arm for the petroleum industry in the State of Kuwait. PRSC provides applied research projects and technical services for the Petroleum Industry. PRSC also works to acquire new technologies for the oil industry in order to enhance the overall development in Kuwait. The Center is a source of information and provides technical on-job formal training for its research staff as well as oil sector staff. The PRSC is staffed with highly skilled and experienced personnel in a wide spectrum of technical fields related to oil production, petroleum refining, corrosion and petrochemicals.
The PRSC focuses its research work and technical studies on:
Polymer and Petrochemicals
Corrosion and Materials Science
Health, Safety & Environment
PRSC is located in the city of Ahmadi with sixteen research facilities and two large halls for pilot plants. The PRSC has also managed KOCís Central Core Store Laboratories since 1997. In addition, PRSC manages several field and mobile laboratories.
The Strategic Goal
To continue to engage in activities aimed at developing skills and expertise of its manpower base (research, support and administrative) and expand this role for wider participation in general public training and academic qualification
The Focus Areas