About Kapsarc

“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.

Our mission

To advance the understanding of energy economics and to act as a catalyst for dialogue, charting a path to better welfare for societies, locally and globally.

Leadership

Dr. Fahad M. Alturki

Vice President of Research

Fahad Alajlan

President

Saad Al Qarni

Vice President of Finance and Operations

Partners

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:

  • Arabian Gulf University (Bahrain)
  • Atlantic Council (United States)
  • Center for Strategic and International Studies (United States)
  • China National Petroleum Corporation – Institute of Economics and Technology
  • China Sustainable Transport Center
  • Derasat (Bahrain)
  • Development Research Center (China)
  • Electricity and Cogeneration Regulatory Authority (KSA)
  • Energy Research Institute of the NDRC (China)
  • Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority (KSA)
  • Imperial College (United Kingdom)
  • Khalifa University of Science and Technology (UAE)
  • King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KSA)
  • King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KSA)
  • Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
  • Ministry of Economy and Planning (KSA)
  • Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (KSA)
  • Saudi Aramco (KSA)
  • Saudi Electricity Company (KSA)
  • Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (KSA)
  • TERI University (India)
  • The Energy and Resources Institute (India)
  • The Institute for Energy Economics (Japan)
  • World Bank

*KSA = Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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As part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we held our first awareness session for our employees entitled “#cybersecurity : What it Means to Saudi Arabia.” The session, given by Joe McCray, aimed to raise internet safety knowledge among KAPSARCians in addition to preparing employees on how to identify and act in case they should encounter cybersecurity threats. This session comes among the series of activities we are planning to have in order to ensure that all of our staff knows the importance of their role in securing the organization’s data and what is needed to keep safe. #cybersecurityawarenessmonth
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We are delighted to welcome the new KAPSARCians who have joined our growing team in September, as well as our first batch of the Graduate Development Program participants who will be part of our team for a period of 12 months. Both will be important assets to our Center, and we are looking forward to their valuable contributions to achieving KAPSARC’s objectives. #KAPSARC
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