ADNOC Research and Innovation Center

In 2010, the PI Governing Board took the decision to embark on the first phase of the planned ADNOC Research And Innovation Center (ADRIC). The ADRIC building, which commenced operation in August 2016, represents approximately 23,000 m2 of surface developed over four levels with approximately 8,000 m2 of laboratory facilities equipped with state-of-the-art research technologies.  These laboratory facilities are organized into 36 discrete state-of-the-art topical laboratories, grouped under nine themes, to offer a multi-user environment for all PI Faculty, Researchers and Students. Six of the laboratories were developed with PI industrial partners with the objectives to use up-to-date proven technology and reduce its implementation time.  These laboratories are:

  • PVT Laboratory, developed in association with TOTAL;
  • MicroCTScanning laboratory, developed in association with TOTAL;
  • EOR Lab 1: core-flooding units with in-situ monitoring mainly dedicated to low salinity water injection project, developed in association with BP;
  • EOR Lab 2: core-flooding units with in-situ monitoring using Medical CTscanner dedicated to any EOR processes, developed in association with STATOIL;
  • Automated Chemical formulation Unit for chemical flooding projects, developed in association with SOLVAY;
  • Automated Chemical formulation Unit for gas foam projects, developed in association with SOLVAY.

Centers of Excellence will be established in the ADRIC providing a platform for industrial collaborations, which will support PI long term strategic fundamental and applied research and ensure that it produces exploitable deliverables that can be commercialized.  Each Center of Excellence will synergize the expertise from various PI departments to provide a comprehensive solution through a multi-disciplinary approach. 

Currently 50 research engineer, technicians and support staff are working full time in ADRIC, in addition to project based researchers, students and faculty.