The Petroleum Research Center - A Full-Fledged Strategic Partner with the Local Petroleum Industry
Assessment of the Control Water Injection System in Oil Field: Increasing heavy oil production by water in section in the oil fields, monitoring the water quality, conducting special characterization, measuring the variables, and monitoring injected water.
Improvement of Heavy Oil Recovery Through Asphaltene Inhibitor Screening: Investigating the problem of asphaltene precipitation and the performance of different asphaltene inhibitors in the oil field while using heavy oils.
Upgrading of Heavy Oil: Helping refineries understand the behavior of various heteroatoms available in heavy crude oils by asphaltene investigation during the thermal cracking of residual oils.
Optimization of the Refinery Process and Catalyst Development: Developing new techniques to prepare a prototype catalyst for mild hydrocracking of residual oils to enhance middle distillate yield
Dr. Meena Marafie
Corrosion Mitigation: Providing Kuwait’s oil industry with guidance on corrosion and cracking of facilities and how to mitigate such impacts.
- Improving the refining activity in light of changing petroleum feedstock through developing cost-effective methods and utilizing improved catalysts aimed at improving the conversion of residual oils and the production of clean transportation fuels.
- Expanding the throughput of Kuwaiti refineries and improving their flexibility to cope with changes in market demands with an emphasis on improved separation methods.
- Expanding the Kuwait petrochemical industry and end-user segments by developing customized polymer and specialty chemical products focusing on expanding the use of polymeric products.
- Improving reliability of the oil production facilities and refineries through assessing the structural integrity of equipment in terms of corrosion and metallurgy adverse effects and identifying the best mitigation approaches.