Research Priority: Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production

The Gas Research Center (GRC) was launched to develop, build and strengthen applied gas research capabilities.

The center also intends to enhance the technology know-how of its main collaborator, Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Limited (GASCO), which is an Abu Dhabi government natural gas producing company and a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), to address current and emerging gas challenges and promote the safe and efficient operations.

The center’s prioritized strategic themes and focus areas include: gas processing and gas treating; materials science and corrosion; advanced dynamic process simulation and control; and energy efficiency and environmental technology.

The center was established by the Petroleum Institute (PI) in December 2010 with GASCO, ADNOC, Shell Abu Dhabi BV, Total S.A. and Partex Gas Corporation as its partners.