For Scientific Research For the Year 2018

Pursuant  to  its   policy  of  encouraging scientific  research  by  awarding two prizes  on  a biennial  basis (First Prize KD 7000,  Second  Prize KD 5000,  equivalent  to USD $24000 and USD $17000), upon the resolution number 1/147 of OAPEC Executive Bureau at its meeting dated 14/5/2017. The Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) is pleased to announce that the research field selected for the “OAPEC Award for Scientific Research for the Year 2018” is:

Petroleum and Energy- Related Economic Research Including  Supply, Consumption and Prices”

Research Field

The economic dimension represents a major component of energy industry, in general, and oil and gas in particular. Economic ​​research addressing petroleum and energy industry covers a broad spectrum of expanses, including supply, demand, trade movements, prices trend, petroleum revenues, investment, and the various energy policies. Correlation between energy and sustainable development goals, as well as numerous other aspects, are also targeted by the research. A whole host of addressable thrusts are tackled in the different parts of the research. The economic aspect, pertinent to one of the proposed petroleum and energy, should tackled by the researcher.  These domains include:  

  • Current and Future Developments in Energy Markets.
  • Global Supply of Various Energy Sources.
  • Global Energy Demand: Current and Future Prospects.
  • Developments in Energy Prices and Their Implications for Demand and Supply Levels.
  • Energy Subsidy Policies and Their Impacts on Domestic Economies.
  • Petroleum Revenues and Their Impact on Producing Countries’ Economies.
  • Investment in Energy, Enhancing The Role of The Private Sector: Current Status and Future Prospects.
  • The Energy Policies in The Main Consuming Countries and Their Implications for The Energy Future.
Conditions for Submitting the Research  

  1. The research may be submitted by one or more author(s). Institutions and organizations are excluded.
  2. The research submitted must be new and original, and has not been granted an award previously.  
  3. The author(s) shall agree  in advance to give OAPEC the right to print and publish the research in case his/her/their win one of the prizes. A signed statement to this effect must be submitted with the research (sample provided below). The author(s) will maintain all other rights, including patent rights (if applicable). OAPEC shall not exercise its right to publish the winning research for a period of six months commencing with the date of advising the winning author (s) with the decision of the  Award Committee.
  4. A statement by the author(s), attesting that the research is original. Segments fully or partially adopted from other sources should be properly cited.  A detailed list of all references used must also be attached.
  5. Four hard copies and a digital copy of the research (either in Arabic or English) should be submitted, along with the Curriculum Vitae of each researcher, to the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries.
  6. The deadline for submitting the research is 31st May, 2018. No submission will be accepted after that date.
  7. Prizes are awarded to individuals of all nationalities advised of the Award Committee’s decision.
  8. The award will not be presented twice consecutively to the same recipient.
  9. Any research that does not fulfill the above conditions shall be disregarded.

Researchers will be notified by OAPEC Secretariat of the Award Committee’s decision. The winners will be officially announced at the end of the OAPEC’s Ministerial Council in 2018.

For further information you may contact the OAPEC General Secretariat at:  


Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC)

Secretariat of the Award Organizing Committee

P.O. Box 20501 Safat - 13066 Kuwait

Tel.:  (+965) 24959766

Fax:  (+965) 24959755

E-mail: oapecaward2018@oapecorg.org

Website:  www.oapecorg.org