The OAPEC Award Award System for Scientific Research

    For Scientific Research For the Year 2020

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 $23000 and USD $16000), upon the resolution number 1/151 of OAPEC Executive Bureau at its meeting dated 1/10/2018. 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 2020” is: 

Environmental Research Related to Petroleum & Energy Industry

Research Field:

Environment is an important aspect of the world’s energy system. Energy is closely linked with environmental issues, particularly after the conclusion of the UN agreement on climate change by the international community. The petroleum and energy industry is currently facing many challenges, most significantly the increasing global interest in environmental perspectives and the tightening of environmental legislations and their impacts on the energy industry in general, and petroleum industry in particular. Therefore, research work in this field varies to cover all aspects of the petroleum industry from exploration, production, transportation, storage, to refining, distribution and marketing. This is along with considering the impact of new energy and renewables on the environment.
The research work eligible for this award may address one or more of the environmental perspectives of the petroleum and energy industry, including, but not limited to:
1-    Environmental Impacts and the Role of Modern Technologies in:
       - Exploration and Production of Oil and Gas
       - Treatment of Liquid and Solid Waste Resulting from Downstream Industries
2-   Environmental Impact Assessment of  the Petroleum and Energy Facilities and the Processing Methods.  
3-   Economic Implications of Environmental Legislations on the Petroleum and Energy Industry
4-   New Environmental Regulations and their Impacts on the Operation Performance of Production Units, e.g.  Cleaner Fuel Production.
5-   New Energy and Renewables Technologies and their Potential Implications for the Status of Oil in the Global Energy Mix.
6-  Energy Policies Trends in the Developed Countries and the Impacts of Carbon Tax and its markets following the Conclusion of Paris Climate Change Agreement During COP21 in Paris in 2015.