I call for objective, independent research into the world’s greatest energy challenges, unbiased by political pressures and influences.

King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud


King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) is an advisory think tank within global energy economics and sustainability providing services to entities and authorities in the Saudi energy sector.

Based in Riyadh, we are a community of thinkers combining human ingenuity, expertise, and research to solve pressing global energy challenges. Through our advisory services to the energy ecosystem, KAPSARC’s experts provide day-to-day insights and updates using a multidisciplinary team approach to drive long-term value and deliver tangible results at scale.


Vision: To be a leading advisory think tank in energy economics and sustainability.

Strategic Objectives:

  • Provide advice to the Saudi energy sector using our analytical capabilities and expertise.
  • Produce internationally-recognized research, tools and data to impact global policymaking.
  • Incubate distinctive talent for the advancement of Saudi Arabia’s energy sector.
  • Use KAPSARC’s unique foundations and resources for novel initiatives to maximize institutional impact.

Our mission

Advance Saudi Arabia's energy sector and inform global policies through evidence-based advice and applied research.


His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman

Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Minister of Energy for Saudi Arabia

Fahad Alajlan


Axel Pierru

Vice President of Knowledge & Analysis

Saad Al Qarni

Vice President of Finance and Operations


KAPSARC is proud of the strength of its international ties with research institutes, public policy organizations and government institutions worldwide. Its collaborations allow it to further enrich its research output. They include:


  • Ministry of Energy
  • Saudi Energy Efficiency Center
  • Water & Electricity Regulatory Authority
  • Oil Sustainability Program
  • Clean Development Mechanism Designated National Authority
  • Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Commission
  • the Executive Committee on Governance of Energy and Water Product Price Adjustment
  • King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy
  • Saudi Aramco
  • Sabic


  • World Energy Council
  • International Energy Forum
  • Clean Energy Ministerial
  • Global CCS Institute
  • The Institute for Energy Economics
  • OPEC
  • Mission Innovation
  • The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
  • Clean Air Task Force
  • The Energy and Resources Institute
  • Peking University
  • Atlantic Council
  • United Nations Environment Programme
  • Energy Futures Initiative
  • Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy
  • China National Petroleum Corporation
  • Shell
  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • Baker Hughes
  • The Payne Institute for Public Policy

Annual Report


The KAPSARC Annual Report is a comprehensive summary of the Center’s achievements in energy economics and the environment, including the support provided by administrative functions. It aims to provide accurate information on KAPSARC’s activities throughout 2022 highlighting the Center’s values and overall function.

This report provides a deeper understanding of KAPSARC’s contributions to the energy industry and the environment, making it a valuable resource for those interested in learning more about the Center’s work and impact.

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