Kuwait University

One of the main goals of PFRC is to promote experimental research in to exploit, enhance, manage, and commercialize Kuwait's oil and gas resources. Different types of research projects can utilize the facility, requiring that the faculty member or student to be affiliated with Kuwait University. PFRC services are available to the following research projects:

  • Funded research projects.
  • Unfunded research projects (or pilot studies)
  • Student projects (independent study, thesis, etc.)

An application form for each research category is available on-line in the PFRC Forms tab. The investigator can also download request forms for major equipment. All investigators interested in utilizing PFRC services are kindly advised to consult with the PFRC staff in order to verify that the requested test can be conducted within the facilities. Such consultation will also examine if additional running costs (consumables) are required by the investigator. To ensure adequate services by PFRC and equal research opportunities, the investigators are kindly requested to adhere to the following procedure and guidelines for lab work:

I. Procedure to apply for utilization of PFRC services:

  1. The investigator must first apply for utilization of the PFRC services by filling the application form available at the PFRC website. The applicant is kindly asked to fill all required fields in the application. The information must be typed and not hand-written.
  2. The application will be reviewed by the PFRC manager and a job number will be assigned to each application before starting any lab work.
  3. Upon assigning a job number, the investigator can start applying for a lab work by filling one of the request forms of the PFRC equipment. The applicant is kindly asked to fill all required fields in the application. Information must be typed and not hand-written.

II. General guidelines:

The following outlines general guidelines for utilizing PFRC equipment:

  • Laboratory equipment is only operated by PFRC staff. Yet, the investigator is welcome to witness the test and make recommendations (if applicable).
  • Analysis and interpretation of the test results is the responsibility of investigator.
  • Use of PFRC equipment is subject to availability. Some equipment may require costly consumables. In such case, please consult with the PFRC staff for more details.
  • The investigator must fill a request form for the equipment intended to be used in the study. Request forms for equipment are available either at the PFRC Laboratories. .
  • The investigator must be able to supply samples to the lab that are either ready for testing, or can be readied using our available tools for sample preparation. Please consult with the PFRC staff for more details.
  • All work that utilizes PFRC (including published material or intellectual properties) should acknowledge the use of the facility.

Please refer to the application forms for additional guidelines applied to each category of research project.