College of Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences

College of Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences

The College of Petroleum Engineering & Geosciences (CPG) integrates three units that already exist at KFUPM: the Department of Petroleum Engineering, the Department of Geosciences, and the Center for Integrative Petroleum Research. The three units were formally under College of Engineering Sciences, College of Sciences and KFUPM Research Institute, respectively. The driver for this initiative is to substantially leverage the educational and research capacity of KFUPM, to contribute to industry-relevant research and to develop industry-ready talent across a wide spectrum.


To be a global leader in the integration of petroleum engineering and geosciences education and research relevant to the discovery and recovery of hydrocarbon resources, with minimum impact on the environment.


  • To ensure that undergraduate and graduate programs of the College keep pace with the inexorable increase in the basic sciences underlying our understanding of Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences, and in the technological advances of exploration and production of oil and gas.
  • To prepare graduates of the College to contribute to humankind’s knowledge of discovery and recovery with the ability to solve the difficult technical, industrial, and civic problems of tomorrow.
  • To help secure the economic future of Saudi Arabia and the world by increasing the role of the world’s largest oil-producing country as a generator of new science, new technology, and tech-based start-up companies of direct relevance to the growth and development of the oil and gas industries