11 - 14 February, 2018
Al Manshar Rotana, Kuwait

Dr. Dawoud Bahzad

Division Director - Science & Technology, Petroleum Research Centre (PRC)
Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR)
Dr. Dawoud Bahzad has been assigned as Division Director - Science & Technology, for Petroleum Research Center, at the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR). He obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry and Catalysis from University of Wales, Swansea, since 1996. His previous experience was focused on catalyst preparation, deactivation, characterization, and obtaining testing of different catalyst systems using different type of feedstocks. His majority was focused on Hydrotreating process (ARDS) and hydrocracking process (HC), which involves testing commercialized catalyst systems in the pilot plant units using actual feedstocks similar to the one used in the refinery. His present work is focused in different areas based on PRC strategic goal. Involved in securing founds through joint work with local and international institutes, petroleum companies and universities in the area of upstream and downstream. Involved in preparation center strategy with particular regard to longer-term perspectives 2030, and update the strategic every 5 year in particular finalized 6th, 7th and 8th strategic plans for PRC center. Participate in reviewing and preparing KNPC, KOC and KPC strategy for 2040. In charge of initiations and execution of all contractual projects between PRC and clients specific all K-companies and institutes as well as universities.


12:30 PM Exploring and understanding where Kuwait is in relation to their development plan for the oil, gas and petrochemical sector

  • Identifying the key business opportunities in the oil, gas and petrochemical sector in Kuwait
  • Identifying the latest EPC project complexities including the needs and requirements for the next 18 months


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